Dream A Little Dream

Dream A Little Dream

Book - 2015
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Liv has been dealing with a lot lately. She and her family have just moved in with her mother's new boyfriend in London, and she's starting over (again) at a new school. But Liv isn't sure that explains her dreams, which have gone from odd to...well, bizarre. Lately, her nighttime hours have been filled with talking stone statues, mysterious corridors, and creepy rituals conducted by four boys in a graveyard. The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys. They're classmates from her new school, and they seem to know things about her that they couldn't possibly know...unless they actually are in her dreams? Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute...
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781627790277
Characteristics: 322 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bell, Anthea - Translator


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PimaLib_ChristineR Mar 02, 2018

On plot: this novel started slowly, with a lot of backstory about how Liv and her family have never settled down, moving nearly every year with her mother and sister, to showing up in London to find that their apartment didn't work out and they will be moving in with her mother's boyfriend and two children. Honestly, most of this made absolutely no difference to the characterization or the plot.

Liv is fun as a narrator, especially once the story gets going. The plot centers around the device that she, like several boys from school, has found a way out of her dream and into others' dreams. This is a unique twist, but one that is never adequately explained. Liv herself decides there's a reason behind it that we just don't know yet, but her questions, like, why doesn't everyone find their way into the dream corridor, is never adequately discussed.

Gier does a nice job of building paranoia and suspense as the line between dream and reality becomes blurred and who is a friend, and who is lying becomes more and more difficult for Liv to determine. If you've got a large dollop of the ability to suspend disbelief, you may enjoy this book. It's worth getting through to get to the next in the series, which reverses direction and dumps the reader straight into the action.

Sep 30, 2016

To be very honest I did not fall into this book very quickly. The back narrative/summary sounded very interesting, but the book itself failed to reach me quickly. Right at the get-go I was a bit confused with the characters and who was who. Continuing on, it got a little better and easier to understand. Overall, this book was enjoyable most at the end, but I really didn't find many parts attractive. Some chapters I droned on pointlessly, and the idea behind dreams threw me into confusion at parts. Realistic fiction with some fantasy is not one of my preferred combinations, as I would label this book. For others, maybe this book turned out better than it did for me. 3.5/5 stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 03, 2016

creepy with a capital C i absolutely love it i recommend reading at night it makes you really experience the emotions portrayed in the book by the characters.

Jun 29, 2015

Oh, this was so much FUN!

It's like a mix of The Raven Boys and Unspoken, two novels that I absolutely adore!

The translation might need a little bit of work and things are sort of all up in the air, even towards the end. Could use a little bit of racial diversity as well.

May 17, 2015

Great story, intelligent female protagonist who keeps her cool under fire.


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Jul 17, 2016

a teen girl moves with her fam to london and her mother is seeing this rich dude something happens and 4 hot dudes are intered in her all of a sudden

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