Monday, March 24, 2008

Dreamhunter: Book One of the Dreamhunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox

The Spring Break Best Book Award Winner!

After Book two of this duet won the Printz Award, I felt guilty that I never read the first one. I've had this book in our school collection since it was published and never read it. In fact, only one person last year even checked it out.

But now it'll be displayed front and center. Whoa-is it good!

Laura and her cousin Rose are 15 and finally able to Try. This means that they can try to cross the border to the Place, where they can catch dreams and return them to the normal people. Laura's father found the Place years ago when he disappeared off a stagecoach. Upon returning, it was discovered that people who slept around him all had the same dream. Hence, a new product was discovered. Dreamhunters go to the place, sleep, and return to share their dreams. Some share the dream in the Rose Palace, like Rose's mother. Some work for the government, like Laura's father. And some discover how to do bad things with nightmares and dreams. Dreamhunter is powerful, amazing, and kept me reading hurriedly to the end. I can't wait to read the sequel!

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