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Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
Rebecca Stead grew up in New York City where she lives today with her husband and two sons. Rebecca used to be a lawyer and wrote books for adults before turning to younger fiction. Her second book for children, When You Reach Me, won the Newbery Medal 2010, and her follow-up, Liar and Spy, was the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. She now combines her writing with work as a literary agent
"It shows just how thoughtful, how discreet, yet how powerful a story can be" * Julia Eccleshare, Guardian Children's Book Prize judge * "A joy to read." -- Nicholas Tucker * Independent, Best Books of the Year 2012 * "Exactly what I would have wanted to read in my early teens. It feels sophisticated and clever and knowing without being too grown-up and dark." -- Viv Groskop * Observer * "Rebecca Stead makes writing this well look easy." -- Philip Ardagh * Guardian * "The boys learn from their friendship with each other, and Stead's readers will grow from knowing them, too." -- Daniel Hahn * Independent on Sunday, Best Books of the Year *