About The Author:

Rebecca Stead has written five novels for young people: 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 (Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children’s Fiction and a New York Times Book Review Notable Book for Children); FIRST LIGHT (a Junior Library Guild Selection and a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens); GOODBYE STRANGER (A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Book Review Notable Book for Children); and, most recently, BOB (co-written by Wendy Mass). Rebecca lives in New York City with her family.

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My Review:

The List of Things That Will Not Change is a very sweet book about dealing with changes in life. Bea learns that her family may change but they will always love her. I loved the unique way that Bea’s parents taught her that while some things change, others stay the same – by giving her a list of the things that won’t change. I feel that this is a good way to help kids with all types of life changes.

Bea experiences many emotions including anger and anxiety and she sees a therapist who helps her with her emotions. I loved that seeing a therapist was normalized in this book.

Bea learns that her father is gay and will be marrying his boyfriend, Jesse. Bea is thrilled by the news, but some people don’t appreciate this relationship and Bea learns about how the world may see her father differently than she does. The characters were all very real and relatable and this book will bring up good topics for families to discuss together.

Whether you enjoy middle grade books or have children who do, I recommend this one highly!

A favorite quote from this book is: “Life is like a trip. A very long one. And what matters most is the people you travel with.”

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Blog Tour Schedule:

Week One:

3/30/2020 Two Chicks on Books Excerpt
3/31/2020 Fazila’s Book Review Corner Excerpt
4/1/2020 Bookhounds YA Excerpt
4/2/2020 One in a Million  Review
4/3/2020 Log Cabin Library Review

Week Two:

4/6/2020 Books and Poetrii Excerpt
4/7/2020 She Just Loves Books Review
4/8/2020 Trapped Insides Stories Spotlight
4/9/2020 momfluenster Excerpt
4/10/2020 readinginpyjamas Review

Week Three:

4/13/2020 Jazzy Book Reviews Review
4/14/2020 notinjersey Review
4/15/2020 Locks, Hooks and Books Review
4/16/2020 DJREADSBOOKS  Review
4/17/2020 Here’s to Happy Endings Review

Week Four:

4/20/2020 reading_with_nessie Review
4/21/2020 Hurn Publications Review
4/22/2020 Lifestyle of Me Review
4/23/2020 Nay’s Pink Bookshelf Review
4/24/2020 Little Red Reads Review

I also read Rebecca Stead’s book When You Reach Me recently and loved it as well! Have you read her books?