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Really Loved The Audiobook NarratorAll loved the audiobook narratorAll that aside I m not rating this because to be honest I didn t enjoy the actual reading experience of this book and that s okay because this book isn t for me I m 100% not the intended target audience for this book so it doesn t really matter what I think I just wanted to be upfront about why I didn t give this a star rating Thank ou so much to the publisher and LibroFM ALC Program for providing me with this finished audio copy in exchange for an honest review Wowee This is one of the most piercing character focused middle grade books I #Ve Ever Read Stead Reaches Deep Into #ever read Stead reaches deep into Bea s very soul here as she copes with various elements in her life Beautiful and spare as to expect from Stead I always enjoy Rebecca Stead s books for middle grade readers because she creates such charming Irish Paganism young misfit narrators This one features a girl named Bea who discovers that there s than one way to make a family She s uite adaptable and she s enthusiastic about the changes coming into her life but it s complicated Some people will never accept that love is love is love is love even when it s not traditional The loving adults around Bea model for her how to stay hopeful and positive in the face of cruelty I especially appreciated that the author did not whitewash the difficulties and at the same time managed to inject a lot of whimsy and joy into the story Things That Will Not Change1 Rebecca Stead writes pitch perfect middle grade2 She really GETS how kids think and act especially around guilt and anxiety3 She writes vivid characters who jump off the page4 She writes warm loving families of all kinds5 THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE is a bookou won t want to put down even after ou ve finished So beautiful Rebecca Stead has the gift of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary I CANNOT STOP CRYING BUT IN THE BEST WAY This hit me RIGHT in the feels in the best way Bea reminded me so much of my childhood self and I wish that I could go back and time and hand this book to baby Chelsea to read to know that she s not alone My heart is so full I loved this so muc. Anted a sister Even though she's never met Jesse's daughter Sonia Bea is sure that they'll be just like sisters anywhereAs the wedding day approaches Bea will learn that making a new family brings uestions surprises and joy. ,
Owe their children a continuity of love and security and Bea s parents are what ALL divorced couples should be like Beautifully told steeped in family love acceptance of circumstances and respect Rebecca Stead has given voice to a child s experience as an innocent caught up in the affairs of adults without
earning the lasting scars of pain hurt and the venom sothe lasting scars of pain hurt and the venom so parents spewPerfect for middlegrade readers on up just remember to see things as Bea does Your heart will warm to this incredible tale Give it as a gift for a family who may be facing major changesI was invited to receive a complimentary ARC edition by Wendy Lamb Books This is my honest and voluntary reviewPublisher Wendy Lamb Books April 7 2020Publication Date April 7 2020Genre Middlegrade Family Life DivorcePrint Length 224 pagesAvailable from Barnes NobleFor Reviews Giveaways Fabulous Book News follow Another lovely middle grade book by Rebecca SteadBea is an anxious kid whose parents divorced because her dad is gay and he s found his mate in Jesse Bea tells her story about the divorce and the upcoming wedding between which we get short glimpses of her life at school with her best friend with her cousins
with whom she doesn t always get along with her mother with Sonia Jesse s daughter who Bea hopes will becomewhom she doesn t always get along with her mother with Sonia Jesse s daughter who Bea hopes will become sisterThere are plenty of the sorts of issues that crop up in families Some painful things happen but Stead writes about them with such a light humorous and humane touch that it stays firmly this side of the dreaded Problem Novels that librarians used to load with awards in the seventies and eighties and which my students pretty much universally loathedIf I were not retired I would definitely have this one on my classroom shelves both for kids going through the remaking of families and those curious about those things It s such a good hearted book with vivid characters and clear as water proseCopy provided by NetGalley This is a really sweet little story with some fantastic elements that I so desperately wish we saw of in middle grade like childhood mental illness anxiety living through our parents divorcing and learning how to face the homophobia in society as the child of a recently come out. D Dad will always love Bea and each otherWhen Dad tells Bea that he and his boyfriend Jesse are getting married Bea is thrilled Bea loves Jesse and when he and Dad get married she'll finally finally have what she's always ,
Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE by Rebecca Stead in exchange for my honest review45 STARSSince her parents divorce four ears ago Bea keeps THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE to help keep her anxiety in check She writes things like her parents will still love her on the list Bea is thrilled when her dad announces his engagement to his boyfriend Jesse and even happier to lead she s getting a stepsister who loves clear across the country Bea knows she and her same age
Sister Sonia Will BeSonia will be secrets and whisper to each other at night just like the sisters she s seen in tv Everything is going to be perfect Except it s notBea is a delightfully imperfect twelve ear old though her na vet at times makes her seem Comprendre et grer les conflits dans les entreprises et les organisations younger making THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE idea forounger middle grade readers Rebecca Stead gave Bea a believable engaging voice Young Bea sees a therapist to help her deal with anxiety Her parents support Bea and have a healthy sometimes too perfect divorce Bea has a lot of typical tween worries as she struggles to find her place in her family and in the world THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE would have been a five star read except for an over the too homophobic incident at the wedding that seemed artificially placed for drama near the end of the book Had a similar event happened earlier and felt organic to the story I would never mentioned it At the 93% point of the book it didn t make sense which is the reason in rated down instead of upTHE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE is a great for libraries classrooms and all readers especially those looking for LGBT families Heartfelt innocent filled with love uncertainty and trust those whose job is to always provide a safe place to land Rebecca Stead s THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE is NOT written for adults It is written for Islamic Dynasties A Chronological and Genealogical Handbook Islamic Surveys younger readers told in the voice of aoung girl who is experiencing life after divorce and while many things DO change one thing oung Bea knows the love in her family is always there no matter how its dynamics have been alteredParents do not have to stay together but they do. After her parents' divorce Bea's life became different in many ways But she can always look back at the list she keeps in her green notebook to remember the things that will stay the same The first and most important Mom an.