Dream Journal

Dream Journal

by Karen Halvorsen Schreck
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Dream Journal by Karen Halvorsen Schreck


"Will she die soon?"

Sixteen-year-old Livy Moore has finally summoned the courage to ask about her mother's illness. But she already knows the answer: for two years, Livy has watched her mother grow smaller and weaker. Now, in a series of journal entries, Livy chronicles the summer before her junior year--the summer she watches her mother slip away from her, as she succumbs to breast cancer.

Livy has survived the pain of losing her mother by shutting herself off from the rest of the world. She has alienated herself from her best friend, and her and her father live as strangers in the same house, barely speaking, and never allowing themselves to share the grief that is tearing each of them apart. But when Livy gets swept up in a strong but ill-fated crush, and her mother's condition worsens, she must learn to trust not only those around her, but herself.

A beautifully written coming-of-age novel, Dream Journal gazes unflinchingly at the pain of loss and the beauty in survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423101055
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication date: 09/15/2006
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Karen Halvorsen Schreck is also the author of the Lucy's Family Tree, which was chosen as an Honor Book by the Society of School Librarians. Her short stories and articles have received a number of awards, including a Pushcart Prize and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship. Karen lives with her husband, daughter, and son near Chicago. Visit her online at www.karenhalvorsenschreck.net.

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Dream Journal 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Livy Moore is sixteen years old, and facing something no sixteen-year-old should have to face.

Her mother is dying.

Upon learning this, upon hearing for certain that it is inevitable, Livy shuts herself off from her friends, from her family, and from her own life.

Recording it all in her journal, Livy shares with readers the powerful emotions involved in love, loss, and life. She's forced out of her hiding place, forced to confront the reality that hiding from life will not make it all go away and will not make it any easier.

DREAM JOURNAL is a painful, honest, and wonderfully written story that should not be missed. Populated by realistic characters and full of the emotions that make Livy's story real, it's a sad, hopeful story, and one readers will not soon forget.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!I couldn't put it down once I'd picked it up. If you don't read this book, you are missing out!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Livy Moore is sixteen years old, and facing something no sixteen-year-old should have to face. Her mother is dying. Upon learning this, upon hearing for certain that it is inevitable, Livy shuts herself off from her friends, from her family, and from her own life. Recording it all in her journal, Livy shares with readers the powerful emotions involved in love, loss, and life. She¿s forced out of her hiding place, forced to confront the reality that hiding from life will not make it all go away and will not make it any easier. DREAM JOURNAL is a painful, honest, and wonderfully written story that should not be missed. Populated by realistic characters and full of the emotions that make Livy¿s story real, it¿s a sad, hopeful story, and one readers will not soon forget. **Reviewed by: Jocelyn Pearce