Into the Dream

Into the Dream

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Paul has a recurring nightmare, about a small boy in awful danger. When he learns that his classmate Francine has it, too, the two of them join forces to solve the mystery and save the boy--before their bad dream becomes a terrifying reality."Tightly woven suspense and an ingenious, totally involving plotline make this a thriller of top-notch quality." --Booklist
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 121.92 x 193.04 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • Puffin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0141308141
  • 9780141308142
  • 1,753,393

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A living nightmare

Every night Paul has the same frightening dream. He's standing at the edge of a vast empty field, trying to move toward a large, glowing sphere. A small boy is in terrible trouble...and Paul must save him. Paul's convinced he's losing his mind -- until he learns that his classmate Francine is having the same harrowing dream! The two of them are determined to solve the mystery and save the little boy -- before their nightmare becomes terrifying reality.
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Review quote

"Tightly woven suspense and an ingenious, totally involving plotline make this a thriller of top-notch quality". -- Booklist
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About William Sleator

William Sleator (1945-2011) was the author of numerous science fiction books for children and young adults, including Interstellar Pig, House of Stairs, and Blackbriar.
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404 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 31% (124)
4 32% (128)
3 29% (119)
2 7% (27)
1 1% (6)

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Reason for Reading: This is from the random bookshelf that I am currently reading from for my own books and random bookshelf challenge I created for myself. William Sleator is my favourite YA horror writer. I thought I'd read this one before but could not recall the story at all while reading it and now don't believe I have. This book is atypical of the usual Sleator book. It is written for a younger audience, not his usual teen audience. The two protagonists are twelve and the writing is simple, probably on about a Gr. 4 level. I wasn't duly impressed with the story either which was disappointing as it has been a while since I've read a Sleator and I was looking forward to this quite a bit. Keeping in mind the book is for younger children, the plot is quite simple and the story follows a normal increasing plotline with lots of forward motion and excitement. The story is one whole run towards the end. It does, however, end with Sleator's trademark that's not really the end-ending, what I like to call the Twilight Zone ending. As long as the reader is not too sensitive the youngster will have fun with the story which involves esp, UFOs, telepathy, telekinesis and men in black. No where near Sleator's best but a suitable introduction to the author for more
by Nicola Mansfield
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