The List of Things That Will Not Change

The List of Things That Will Not Change

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 and Dad will always love Bea, and each other.

When 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 wanted--a sister. Even though she's never met Jesse's daughter, Sonia, Bea is sure that they'll be "just like sisters anywhere."

As the wedding day approaches, Bea will learn that making a new family brings questions, surprises, and joy.

Title:The List of Things That Will Not Change
ISBN:9781101938096
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  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    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...

  • Camryn

    I CANNOT STOP CRYING, BUT IN THE BEST WAY...

  • Donalyn

    So beautiful. Rebecca Stead has the gift of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. ...

  • Hannah

    Things That Will Not Change:1. Rebecca Stead writes pitch-perfect middle grade.2. She really GETS how kids think and act, especially around guilt and anxiety.3. She writes vivid characters who jump of...

  • Jeanette (Again)

    I always enjoy Rebecca Stead's books for middle-grade readers because she creates such charming young misfit narrators. This one features a girl named Bea who discovers that there's more than one way ...

  • Monica Edinger

    Wowee. This is one of the most piercing character-focused middle-grade books I've ever read. Stead reaches deep into protagonist Bea's very soul here as she copes with various elements in her life. Be...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    This is a really sweet little story with some fantastic elements that I so desperately wish we saw more of in middle grade, like childhood mental illness (anxiety), living through your parents divorci...

  • Dianne

    Heartfelt, innocent, filled with love, uncertainty and trust in 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 fo...

  • Sherwood Smith

    Another lovely middle-grade book by Rebecca Stead.Bea 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 u...

  • Trin

    Wholesome, heartfelt, adorable -- but also incredibly real, never sugar-coated. Stead is a master of POV. I flew through this, got choked up, had all the feelings. A delight....