By Celine Elise
Andy wasn’t usually sure about much, but she was absolutely certain this was the weirdest day of her life as she stood stranded in the middle of a great white room with six strangers. Well, they were mostly strangers. She could have sworn she’d seen the guy with the green eyes before, and maybe that was why he kept staring at her. When a man calling himself the Guardian appeared and said they had come to make their deepest dreams come true, they embark on an adventure none of them ever imagined—where anything is possible—and the consequences of their actions would change them forever.
John Dreamer is about overcoming your fears, your obstacles, and your demons to go beyond what you think you are capable of to find love and happiness. It’s about changing your life for the better and living your dreams.
My Review: Andy finds herself in a white room. As the room fills with people, Andy is inexplicably drawn to one of the strangers. Or, maybe he isn’t a stranger at all. Andy feels like she knows John and from the way he keeps watching her, she suspects he might feel the same way. As secrets are revealed and challenges are faced, the inhabitants of the room disappear one by one. Can Andy face the secrets of her own past and reach for what she’s always dreamed of?
This book started out a little rough for me, but evolved into something I absolutely could not put down. At first, the writing seemed a bit stilted and didn’t quite gel with the dreamy atmosphere the author was trying to create. By the end of the book, however, I found the writing to be beautiful, lyrical, and more complex. As the story evolved, the character’s challenges and the solutions to their problems became more complex as well, and the story I wasn’t sure I was going to like became something I’m very grateful to have read.
The author explores such themes as bullying, envy, standing up for oneself, facing one’s fears, friendship, courage, and the importance of honesty. There are some strong moral lessons in this novel and the author delivers them in such a way that it doesn’t feel preachy. It’s a worthwhile read for teens about fourteen and older, but I think adults would enjoy it as well. I sure did.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Prefer the book to the movie.
Photojournalist (there is no such thing as too many pictures).
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