One year ago a car accident killed Victoria Dinham's father, and now all that keeps her going is the hope of getting into the Manhattan Dance Conservatory. That is, until an ethereal girl named Ashlinn visits her in her sleep claiming to be the creator of good dreams and carrying a message from her comatose brother. They meet in Victoria's subconscious, and over time they come to care for each other. Ashlinn is secure in her asexuality, but Victoria has never heard of it. Soon, however, she realizes she too must be asexual.
On the day of Victoria's big dance audition, her mother is unable to drive her to town so Ashlinn must turn human to help Victoria chase her dreams. While in New York City, Victoria and Ashlinn explore their affections for each other and try to understand what it means to be asexual teenagers. Unfortunately for the couple, Ashlinn cannot stay human forever, and humanity begins to suffer from not having her around to create pleasant fantasies each night.
|Publisher:||Dreamspinner Press LLC|
|Edition description:||First Edition, New ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Calista Lynne is a perpetual runaway who grew up on the American East Coast and is currently studying theater in London. She is oftentimes seen screeching at Big Ben and pointing out the same landmarks on a daily basis, and is having difficulty adjusting to the lack of Oxford commas across the pond. She writes because it always seemed to make more sense than mathematics, and has superb parents who support more than just her latte addiction. If Calista Lynne could change one thing about her life, it'd probably be her lack of ability to play both of the ukuleles adorning her rainbow bookshelves.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We Awaken based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
On one hand, I think this is a really important book for Young Adults because there are very few books out there featuring asexual teens, especially those by #ownvoices authors. I loved that there was a distinction between romanticism and sexuality. The romantic connection itself was very tenderly, subtly and beautifully expressed. However, while the writing on this one was very lyrical & poetic in places, I did struggle to really get into the story. I think a lot of the characters' asexuality was over-explained, where it could have been illustrated more seamlessly with the plot? Hard to do, I know. Maybe more like a 3.5 for me, but honestly, I think the importance of a book like this can't be overstated even if it comes across as a little didactic. Cover is gorgeous! Really, really gorgeous. I ordered this and I can't wait to put it on my Bookstagram.