Who’s Dreaming Who? In the middle of a dream, 13-year-old Willis Newman runs into Sala – a girl his age who says they used to be best friends. She needs his help to find her brother Miles, who has been lost for years … see full wiki
Can a children’s story start with a schoolboy learning about Galileo and the motion of the world. Well, school lessons can, and when Willis wakes up at his desk, that’s the lesson he’s missing. It’s a good lesson, good teacher, but Willis isn’t quite sure why he needs to learn it. Author D.F. Lamott has the knack of setting a perfect, thought-provoking scene, and of choosing just the right details to make his characters come to life. Friend Vernon doesn’t carry armloads of books. Instead he leaves the library with “a duffel bag filled with sharp corners.” And haunting shadows over curious rivers and landscapes turn a nightmare book report into something more. Beautifully imagined, built on a thoroughly enjoyable mix of science, philosophy and whimsy, this story goes the whole three dreams deep and takes the reader with it. A more innocent version of Inception with young teen protagonists, the scent of crisp fresh apples, perfect dialog, serious danger, and just the right level of confusion and mystery, Three Dreams Deep is highly recommended for middle-grade and up. But don’t step on the black.
Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy of this novel by the author in exchange for my honest review.