Dreamquest : Tales of Slumberia
"What if you woke up inside your own dream--and couldn't get out?"Eleven-year-old Julie Fray is living a nightmare. Her parents are fighting so much she can't escape--even when she goes to sleep. Every night she has horrible dreams. Then one night Julie wakes up "inside" her nightmare, in the studio where her dreams are produced. She learns that if she can find the people responsible for her dreams, she might be able to make them stop. But it won't be easy: the tiny tear in the fabric of her consciousness that let her fall into the dream studio in the first place is closing fast...and Julie could be trapped inside her own head forever!
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 127 x 190.5 x 12.7mm | 45.36g
- 29 Apr 2008
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
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Our customer reviews
Eleven-year-old Julie is torn -- torn between her parents, who constantly bicker and try to force her to pick sides, and torn up by her nightmares, which get scarier and more vivid every night. So it\'s not surprising that one night a tear opens in Julie herself, causing her to slip through her unconscious into the world where her dreams are made: Slumberia. There, she must try to find a way to convince the dream makers to stop giving her nightmares, and return home before the Julie of the dream world takes over her life back in the waking world. DREAMQUEST is an amazingly imaginative novel, with a fully realized world full of fascinating images and creatures. From the moon people, whose faces only show themselves to those who truly care, to the moustached butterflies that act as messengers and the shark-turned-lawyers, these are beings unlike those in any other book. The setting, in the always-night Slumberia, with its desert full of ghosts and towering city of nightmares, is vivid and unforgettable. Julie is a likable protagonist, and readers will enjoy following her journey as she learns to stand up for herself and fight for her own well-being. Her story is reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz, as she journeys through this strange world, picking up traveling companions along the way, finally confronting the source of her problems only to realize the solution lies within herself. Her friends and her parents are somewhat underdeveloped, but as this is the first book in a series, there\'s plenty of room to grow. DREAMQUEST offers readers a vision of a frightening and intriguing world, with lots of adventure along the way and much promise for more to come. Readers will be eager for the next book in the series.show moreby TeensReadToo