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The List of Things that Will Not Change

Rebecca Stead

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Text Publishing Company
01 April 2020
Children's & Educational; General fiction (Children's&YA); School stories (Children's&YA)
Mom and Dad told me about the divorce at a 'family meeting'. I sat on the couch, between them. They didn't look happy, and I suddenly got worried that something was wrong with our cat, Red. That they were going to tell me he was dying. But that wasn't it.

When Bea's parents got divorced, there were big changes for Bea, and also lots of things that stayed the same. But it's not always easy living in two separate apartments.

When her dad announces that he and his boyfriend, Jesse, are getting married, Bea is excited that Jesse's daughter will become the sister she's always wanted. But as the wedding approaches, Bea's joy is clouded by a terrible secret she has kept hidden since last summer.

Rebecca Stead's delightful middle-grade novel about family and friendship will be loved by young readers.
By:   Rebecca Stead
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   210g
ISBN:   9781922268679
ISBN 10:   1922268674
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 April 2020
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rebecca Stead is the author of First Light, When You Reach Me (a New York Times bestseller and Newbery Medal winner), Liar & Spy (Guardian Children's Fiction Prize winner and New York Times bestseller) and Goodbye Stranger (a New York Times notable book). She lives in New York City with her family. Visit her online at rebeccasteadbooks.com and on Twitter @rebstead.

Reviews for The List of Things that Will Not Change

'Celebrated award-winning author (and masterful storyteller) Rebecca Stead has written a thoroughly uplifting and positive story children will love.' * Readings * 'Uplifting without sentimentality, timely not trendy, and utterly engaging.' * Kirkus Reviews, starred review * 'An emotional character journey from a middle-grade master.' * Booklist, starred review * 'Bea's interactions with her loving community convey particularly well-drawn dynamics that support themes of building resilience and savoring joy; together, these insightful moments layer into an affecting story of significant middle grade change.' * Publishers Weekly, starred review * 'Difficulties with spelling, the pleasures of gummy bears, the pain of eczema, the ability to sense adult tension-we are fully present with Bea, in the rich, crisply rendered details and in her distinctive voice.' * Horn Book, starred review * 'The angst and worries that middle grade readers experience are brought to life through Bea's authentic voice in this must-read title.' * School Library Journal, starred review * 'Ultimately, Bea survives, thrives, and grows as love remains constant but her world gets bigger, and readers negotiating their own changing lives will relate to her challenge and applaud her triumph.' * Bulletin, starred review * 'Bea's interactions with her loving community convey particularly well-drawn dynamics that support themes of building resilience and savoring joy; together, these insightful moments layer into an affecting story of significant middle grade change.' * Publishers Weekly * '[Rebecca Stead] can see into the souls of young people.' * Shelf Awareness * 'A beautiful reminder of the importance of making mistakes, feeling feelings, and forgiving yourself.' * Carly Nugent *


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