Rebecca Stead

Rebecca Stead


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in New York City
January 16, 1968

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I love books but don't feel like stars capture what I want to say about them. Many of the books on my list are, in my opinion, amazing. Some I didn't like. But I give them all five stars, because stars make people - including me -- happy. Confused? Me too.

If you want to talk about any book I've read, I'm here.

Rebecca Stead isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.


BOB is almost here! Wendy and I will be visiting lots of kids in Boston, Philadelphia and D.C. schools (and also hanging out with some of their teachers after school).

Here are a few public events (above), and, below, a few lovely, publisher-designed review excerpts.

I'd really love to see you at our launch (at Books Are Magic) or on the road.








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Average rating: 4.0 · 116,928 ratings · 16,250 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
When You Reach Me

4.08 avg rating — 73,610 ratings — published 2009 — 54 editions
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Liar & Spy

3.81 avg rating — 22,379 ratings — published 2012 — 25 editions
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Goodbye Stranger

3.94 avg rating — 10,123 ratings — published 2015 — 21 editions
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First Light

3.85 avg rating — 5,053 ratings — published 2007 — 22 editions
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When You Reach Me/First Light

4.09 avg rating — 230 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Plan B

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Kłamca i szpieg

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Als je terugkomt

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Nos Annees Lumieres

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“Well, it's simple to love someone," she said. "But it's hard to know when you need to say it out loud.”
Rebecca Stead, When You Reach Me
tags: love

“Mom says each of us has a veil between ourselves and the rest of the world, like a bride wears on her wedding day, except this kind of veil is invisible. We walk around happily with these invisible veils hanging down over our faces. The world is kind of blurry, and we like it that way. But sometimes our veils are pushed away for a few moments, like there's a wind blowing it from our faces. And when the veil lifts, we can see the world as it really is, just for those few seconds before it settles down again. We see all the beauty, and cruelty, and sadness, and love. But mostly we are happy not to. Some people learn to lift the veil themselves. Then they don't have to depend on the wind anymore.”
Rebecca Stead, When You Reach Me

“Trying to forget really doesn't work. In fact, it's pretty much the same as remembering. But I tried to forget anyway, and to ignore the fact that I was remembering you all the time.”
Rebecca Stead

Polls

The Newbery awards are just around the corner. Before they are announced let's choose which book we would give the award to.

 
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Wonder (write-in)
 
  5 votes 4.8%

Splendors & Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (write-in)
 
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  3 votes 2.9%

The Lions of Little Rock (write-in)
 
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The One and Only Ivan (write-in)
 
  2 votes 1.9%

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (write-in)
 
  2 votes 1.9%

The Mighty Miss Malone (write-in)
 
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Bomb (write-in)
 
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Twelve Kinds of Ice (write-in)
 
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The mighty miss Malone (write-in)
 
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wonder (write-in)
 
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Splendor and Glooms (write-in)
 
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Splendors and GLooms (write-in)
 
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alphabet living (write-in)
 
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Foster Fox A 10,000 Lakes Tale  by William D. Writer (write-in)
 
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Three Times Lucky (write-in)
 
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Foster Fox, A 10,000 Lakes Tale (write-in)
 
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the one and only Ivan
 
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Topics Mentioning This Author

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Challenge: 50 Books: Maxi's 50 Books in 1/2 a year 66 423 Dec 30, 2009 04:09AM  
Mock Newbery 2019: October Read - When You Reach Me 17 214 Jan 09, 2010 08:14AM  
Mock Newbery 2019: Results 11 156 Jan 22, 2010 11:39AM  
Mock Newbery 2019: Local Mock Newbery Results 10 216 Jan 25, 2010 05:39PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. WINTER CHALLENGE 2009-2010 COMPLETED TASKS 3154 3159 Feb 28, 2010 09:02PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Lanica - 2010 5 44 Mar 08, 2010 06:36AM  
100+ Books in 2017: Laura's 2010 Books 13 183 Apr 15, 2010 08:30PM  
Young Adult Reade...: March-April Challenge 56 202 Apr 30, 2010 07:55PM  


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