Author: Adrienne Stoltz | Ron Bass
Started: July 19, 2014
Finished: July 22, 2014
Own or borrow?: Library
Synopsis: What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?
Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn’t be more different–except for one thing. They share a secret that they can’t tell a soul. At night, they dream that they’re each other.
The deeper they’re pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.
This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers’ hearts.
This book, man. This was creepy and confusing and sad but so good. I really at one point in time was contemplating the meaning of life while reading this book. Never let anyone tell you YA literature doesn’t matter because this book matters.
Everything about this book was fantastic. From the characters, to the intertwining of the characters, to the plot, to the dialogue, to the ending, and everything else. But ~~that ending.~~ Seriously, I finished this book a few days ago and I’m still not over that ending. I even had an in depth conversation with the friend that recommended it to me because I was trying to wrap my head around it.
The plot: So basically it’s about these two high school girls that have never met but they dream they are each other. What Maggie did during the day, Sloane dreams it and vice versa. When this book was first recommended to me, the plot sounded interesting to me, but not something I usually read. I’m so glad I read this though. The plot was exciting from start to finish. There were no dull moments and towards the last 30 or so pages, it was impossible to put the book down because everything was happening so fast. The plot gets five stars from me.
The characters: Maggie is a rich girl living in New York City with a distant mother, a cute little sister, and a dead father. Sloane, on the other hand, lives with her mother and father and two bothers. The two girls are very different. And have never met, yet they dream they are each other. Sounds interesting, right? Well it is. I was hooked. Both characters were so well written that it was hard to imagine them as characters and not real people. I did get a little confused with all the minor characters in each other’s lives so the characters get 4.5 stars from me.
The writing: With a book like this, you need great writing or else the characters and plot are not going to work. The story flowed so well between both Maggie and Sloane. The ending had the best writing in the whole book. (If you can’t tell, I just really loved the ending okay?) Five stars from me.
So yeah, if you see this book around: get it! It’s worth it. So good. I will definitely be reading this one again.