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THE DREAMER by Lora Innes

What's one way to take a subject that might be boring to a reluctant reader--history--and make it fun and interesting?

Why make a graphic novel using a teen from now who happens to 'visit' an important site of the Revoluntionary War during her dreams.

Or are they just dreams?

Seventeen-year-old Beatrice 'Bea' Whaley starts having vivid dreams of a brave and very hot soldier named Alan Warren--a member of an elite group known as Knowlton's Rangers that fought during the Revolutionary War. The feelings they share are intense and feel so real. Bea struggles with telling her friends and just wondering if maybe she's losing it. But as the dreams increase, she wonders if the dreams are in fact something more.

I really loved this tale! It's like reading the girl heroine's version of a superheroes book only in this case the hero happens to live in 1776. It has the excitement of a Diana Galbadon novel without the graphic details. After I finished, I wanted more! I want to know what happens to Bea. Will Alan survive the war? Will they end up together? What about Benjamin, the boy in her world?

A must read for those who love graphic novels.

THE DREAMER is a Cybils nominated book.


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Dec. 13th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
I love historical fictin especially if it's creatively done. This one sounds very interesting.
Dec. 13th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, I LOVE the Dreamer. RJ Anderson put me onto it, and I check it weekly. My husband is a descendant of the brother of the real Nathan Hale, and when I found that out, the story got a lot more real. I agree, this is a great, very reader-friendly story!
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