Living Two Lives

By Diya, Age 11

My parents got divorced when I was six years old. I never really understood what was going on, even after the divorce happened, I didn’t know what was going on. I couldn’t imagine a world where my parents weren’t together anymore. The book The List of Things That will Not Change by Rebecca Stead really made me relate to the main character. The character went through what I went through but her parents were not upset like my parents. My parents fought for custody of my brother and I. This book showed me what it is like to have divorced parents who did not fight or argue. I enjoyed this book because it reminded me so much of what I went through. Bea (the main character) has had her parents divorced since she was 8. She has a therapist too. I’ve had three different therapists. I have never read a book where the main character went through the same thing as me. There are many books in the world with people who have divorced parents but I have never read a book where the main plot revolves around a divorce. It truly did make me feel ‘Finally Seen’!

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