Young Adult Fiction
April 12, 2016
Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han. For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist. But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped. Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?
I am so pleased that I was given the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review because it was an amazingly well written and captivating book. It told the story of young girl named Alice who dreams about a boy named Max every night and has done as long as long as she can remember, and how she discovers how they know each other after she moves to her moms home town where she finds out he’s a real person.
The concept of there being a dream boy/girl for everyone and that a persons dreams can come true was a fantastic one, and that the author wrote about it very well. All the dream sequences in the book were written with such vivid description that as a reader I felt that I was experiencing them personally.
I gave this a book a five star rating because I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and thought although with the way it was written it was very clearly aimed at the young adult age group Continue reading →