Schreck, Karen Halvorsen. Dream journal.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

SCHRECK, Karen Halvorsen. Dream journal. Hyperion. 250p. c2006. 978-1-4231-0106-2. $8.99. J S

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, September 2006: A mother lying in the home dying, a teenager isolated and frightened, a distracted, grieving father--this is the essence of the novel, Dream Journal. The narrator, Livy, is isolated because her father has forbidden her to mention their troubles to friends and neighbors. Only the next-door neighbor, a nurse, and a few other people know what is going on. Livy's father is the local high school coach, so every other teenager respects him and fears him, too. Livy has spent many months staying close to home to help with the care of her mother, and her best friend Ruth feels shut out of Livy's life. In the events of this story, Livy is starting to act out, grabbing what excitement she can find with older teens and Ruth, who is definitely testing the patience of her father, the local...

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