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Rebecca Stead
Rebecca Stead has written three novels for children: When You Reach Me (A New York Times bestseller, and winner of the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction); Liar & Spy, a New York Times bestseller and NYT Book Review Notable Book for Children; and First Light, a Junior... show more
Rebecca Stead has written three novels for children: When You Reach Me (A New York Times bestseller, and winner of the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction); Liar & Spy, a New York Times bestseller and NYT Book Review Notable Book for Children; and First Light, a Junior Library Guild Selection and a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens. Rebecca lives in New York City with her family.
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Birth date: January 16, 1968
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 4 weeks ago
After our disastrous book discussion on Lincoln Jones, we got to discuss When You Reach Me. Book discussion only went slightly better. There were about seven people, half of whom hadn't finished reading the book or were very confused about the plot. In preparation I reread the book three times (o...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 2 years ago
I liked this book, but everything felt a little too quirky this time around. Like there are no "normal" characters that I can remember (except maybe Safer's mom and even she was a little weird). Some readers might find that annoying. I liked the story though. The twist felt abrupt to me, but about...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 2 years ago
A sad and sweet story, pumped full of 1970s New York and pop culture nostalgia, 'A Wrinkle in Time', and the trials of adolescent friendship. Judy Blume, with time travel.
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
I let my 12-year-old daughter read this before I did. The fact that she read it in about a day made me understand that the book was spot on, and that it captured whatever it is that inspires a “don’t leave your bed until the book is finished” day for a middle schooler. As a parent, her subject mat...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 2 years ago
By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner. But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, ...
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