The List of Things That Will Not Change
by Rebecca Stead
Bea experienced a major life disruption four years ago when her parents divorced. Now she divides her time equally between the apartments of her supportive mother and understanding father. To ease her anxiety, they presented her with a green notebook to record "The List of Things That Will Not Change." They started the list with:
The irony is that her life is about to change in several surprising ways.
Without revealing an important plot point, it is safe to say that the most significant change that occurs is the change in Bea herself.