Monday, January 25, 2016

WEIRD is FREE







Every time twelve year old Aislin sleeps, she experiences another person’s DREAMS, their hopes or despairs, loves or hates, most fervent dreams, or darkest nightmares. She is weird, a word she hates more than anything else. Though, when her little brother, Luke, the only person in the world who treats her normal, gets into a car accident, her only hope of saving him is her ability to communicate with him while he dreams. 

It isn’t until she dreams with Jessica, another coma patient and her best friend’s little sister, that she discovers her chance to save him. After Aislin guides Jessica back to the waking world, she opens her eyes to find her plan gone horribly awry, and Jessica dead. 

Devastated, Aislin must find a way to stop dreaming altogether or somehow perfect it, before she kills her brother, too. 

While funny and charming, this book deals with some serious issues, and provides much for parents and children to discuss. 

Some scary situations, bullying, and reality of car accidents make this appropriate for children 6 and older, but may be more appropriate for children 9-13 years old.




Reviews:

"I'd highly recommend this book to both kids and adults. I think, for a fiction novel, it's very informative emotionally and I feel it'd help kids understand their feelings better in traumatic situations. I'd also recommend it to adults who like touching, heart-felt stories that could either break your heart or make it swell with joy :) it's definitely a new favourite of mine! I love reading books like Weird, it makes reading worth while, you know? Like finding a gem amongst lots of junk."  - A. Heaney

"I've read and enjoyed other books written by Theresa Jones, so when I found out that she's taken a turn into middle grade, I was curious what would happen. Now, after reading WEIRD, I can only say that this author definitely should continue to write books for this intended audience."-  Tonja Drecker

"Weird was a good kind of weird. While it contains magical realism, this book touches on very real issues on family, friendship, and self-acceptance." - Julia @Books and Insomnia





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