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The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
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bookshelves: young-adult
Read 2 times. Last read January 8, 2021.

"It's about the kind of love that doesn't ask you to be anyone but who you are."

That about sums up the theme of this book: love accepts us as we are. Good point, well told. But the book didn't rock me like When You Reach Me.

Stead is a fantastic writer, so I wanted to like this book more than I did. I adore Bea, but her character also confused me. I wish the author had been clearer about the nature of Bea's struggles - I think that would have helped readers identify with her and feel more empathy for her. Beyond her family, the adults surrounding Bea are total tools and that frustrated me. But I think this story will be helpful for young people living through anxiety, divorce, remarriage, and having a family that looks different from others.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading (Hardcover Edition)
April 14, 2020 – Shelved
April 14, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading
January 8, 2021 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
January 8, 2021 – Shelved as: young-adult (Hardcover Edition)
January 8, 2021 – Finished Reading
January 16, 2021 – Shelved as: young-adult

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