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The list of things that will not change / Rebecca Stead.

Stead, Rebecca, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library J STE (Text) 33500013241419 New Checked out 08/27/2020
Hawley Public Library J STE (Text) 33500013241427 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library j STE (Text) 35500006277683 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j STE (Text) 35500006277642 New Checked out 08/15/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101938096
  • ISBN: 1101938099
  • ISBN: 9781101938102
  • ISBN: 1101938102
  • ISBN: 9781101938126
  • ISBN: 1101938129
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Despite her parents' divorce, her father's coming out as gay, and his plans to marry his boyfriend, ten-year-old Bea is reassured by her parents' unconditional love, excited about getting a stepsister, and haunted by something she did last summer at her father's lake house.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* When Bea's father decides to get married for the second time, this time to another man, she is overjoyed, not only because she loves Jesse, her father's partner, but also because he has a daughter her age, and the thing Bea wants most in the world is a sister. This tale of 10-year-old Bea is narrated by her 12-year-old self, who often flashes back to earlier episodes of her life, brilliantly depicting the nonlinear storytelling mechanics of a tween mind. Indeed, Stead's greatest strength may be her understanding of the middle-grade psyche. Her work shows great respect for the complexity of children's feelings, and this remarkable book is, more than anything, about feelings. As Bea prepares for her father's wedding, attempts to forge a connection with her future sister, and worries over her single mother, she meets intermittently with a therapist, who guides Bea in self-reflective exercises describing what emotions feel like (a narrative tool used frequently, to great effect) and helps her unearth her own terrible secret, which lands in a hard-hitting twist ending. So much is tackled in this slim volume: a courteous divorce, Bea's incidental case of eczema, friendship, mental health, sisterhood, and a beautiful model of gay marriage in the face of adversity. An emotional character journey from a middle-grade master. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: It's been almost five years since Newbery medalist Stead's last solo novel, and adoration of her work is at the top of the list of things that will not change. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* When Bea's father decides to get married for the second time, this time to another man, she is overjoyed, not only because she loves Jesse, her father's partner, but also because he has a daughter her age, and the thing Bea wants most in the world is a sister. This tale of 10-year-old Bea is narrated by her 12-year-old self, who often flashes back to earlier episodes of her life, brilliantly depicting the nonlinear storytelling mechanics of a tween mind. Indeed, Stead's greatest strength may be her understanding of the middle-grade psyche. Her work shows great respect for the complexity of children's feelings, and this remarkable book is, more than anything, about feelings. As Bea prepares for her father's wedding, attempts to forge a connection with her future sister, and worries over her single mother, she meets intermittently with a therapist, who guides Bea in self-reflective exercises describing what emotions feel like (a narrative tool used frequently, to great effect) and helps her unearth her own terrible secret, which lands in a hard-hitting twist ending. So much is tackled in this slim volume: a courteous divorce, Bea's incidental case of eczema, friendship, mental health, sisterhood, and a beautiful model of gay marriage in the face of adversity. An emotional character journey from a middle-grade master. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: It's been almost five years since Newbery medalist Stead's last solo novel, and adoration of her work is at the top of the list of things that will not change. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

REBECCA STEAD is the author of When You Reach Me, which was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction, and Liar & Spy, which was also a New York Times bestseller, won the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction, and was on multiple state master lists and best of the year lists. Her most recent book, Goodbye Stranger, was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book for Fiction and a New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of First Light, which was nominated for many state awards. She lives in New York City with her family. Visit her online at rebeccasteadbooks.com and on Twitter @rebstead.

Subject: Divorce > Fiction.
Gay fathers > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Weddings > Fiction.
Remarriage > Fiction.

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