Dependable, Young Adult, Robert L. Anderson, Dreams, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Odea Donahue has always been different. She and her mother are dreamwalkers--individuals who are able to visit the dreams of normal people. While on the surface this seems like an exciting superpower, Dea has to dreamwalk just to survive. The more time that passes between walks, the weaker and sicker Dea becomes, so visiting dreams became a necessity. Dea never questioned her mother’s strict rules of never interfering, never being seen, and never visiting the same person’s dream more than once, but things change when a boy named Connor moves to town. Dea finds herself drawn to him and his dreams, and ends up breaking the rules. She discovers that she and her mother have been on the run for years, and they are being hunted in dreams. When her mother goes missing, Dea tries everything in her power to save her, while also trying to solve a grisly mystery from Connor’s past. She eventually finds her way to a dream city, a whole civilization that only exists within the dream world. She finds her mother there, but she also discovers her mother’s secret. Both she and Dea had originally come from the dream city, but they fled from Dea’s father, the king of the city, into the waking world. Her father gives her a choice: leave the city forever, never seeing her mother again, or come back to where she belongs and learn more about her world and her origin. In the end, Dea chooses to stay in the city, while also maintaining a relationship with Connor by visiting him in his dreams.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37:
11, Article 21.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss11/21