Wednesday, 30 May 2012

When Dreams Come True by Rebecca Emin (Children's, 9 years +)

28th May 2012,
162 pages, Paperback & eBook
Review copy

Themes: action of and reaction to new teen hormones, conflicting emotions, friendship difficulties, misunderstandings, getting to know people better, school life, first crush, school trip, some laughter and sorrow

Summary from Rebecca's website

Charlie is happiest when biking with Max and Toby, or watching films with Allie. But when Charlie reaches year nine (age 13), everything begins to change.

As her friends develop new interests, Charlie's dreams become more frequent and vivid, and a family crisis tears her away from her friends.

How will Charlie react when old family secrets are revealed? Will her life change completely when some of her dreams start to come true?
Nayuleska's thoughts

I can't give this book a rating, not because it's bad but because I helped out a little while it was in the editing stage so I'm too biased to give a fair rating. I enjoyed watching as friendships suffered and then finally adjusted to the arrival of hormones to Charlie & her friends. She starts to find out being a tom boy can be troublesome, and other people don't understand how close she is to her friends. The school trip was pretty awesome, especially the way Charlie matured during it (not before running into the sea & getting wet, thus bringing down the wrath of the bus driver).

You can find out more on Rebecca's website.

Suggested read

Check out the emotional trauma of bullying in Rebecca's other book, New Beginnings


Rebecca Emin said...

Thanks so much for sharing this, and of course the big thank you is in the back of the book. You are a sparkling shiny star. Thank you :o)

Nayuleska said...

^o^ You're so very welcome :) It was fun to help, and definitely fun to read (fun to review once I got the name right (a-hem!))