DREAM BOY by Mary Crockett


Age Range: 12 - 18
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The worlds of dreams and reality mix in chem class.

Sixteen-year-old Annabelle can’t believe it when the boy of her dreams—her actual dreams—walks into her chemistry class. Even better, he takes an immediate interest in her and admits he really has come from her dreams. However, the handsome Martin isn’t the only person Annabelle has met there; she also frequently sees a little girl in a white dress who frightens her. Meanwhile, she navigates the usual high school social scene, with her place on the ladder several rungs below the beautiful Stephanie. Annabelle plans to go with Martin to the homecoming dance, but as the nightmare girl becomes ever more threatening, she worries that since she somehow made Martin real, might the girl also make her way into the real world? Crockett and Rosenberg build tension as a confrontation looms between Annabelle and the nightmare girl. The authors keep the story chick-lit friendly, with some common, high school social tension and a bit of girl-girl rivalry. Most intriguing for many readers, however, will be their treatment of the fading line between dreams and reality. Just who is real in the book, and who is a dream?

Hits the chick-lit and romance buttons, adding suspense and an intriguing idea as well for nicely rounded entertainment. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4022-9583-6
Page count: 336pp
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 2014


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