Durst, Sarah Beth The Girl Who Could Not Dream, 379 pgs. Clarion Books, 2015. $16.99. Language: G; Mature Content: G, Violence: G.
Sophie parents distill dreams to sell, which is ironic, since Sophie, who has just turned twelve, has never been able to have a dream of her own. Despite her desire to dream and be more like everyone else, Sophie loves living above her parents’ bookstore. That is, until her parents go missing after she meets a mysterious stranger buying dreams on her birthday. As Sophie goes on a journey to find them, she finds some unlikely allies, but her journey is fraught with danger.
In a world where dreams and reality merge, Sophie and her best friend, Monster, take us on a fun and sometimes tense ride. The book ends satisfactorily and unless your dreams lean more into the Stephen King realm, very relatable.
EL, MS - ADVISABLE. Michelle in the Middle