The Girl Who Could Not Dream
The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst is a little bit fantasy, a little bit spooky, and an extremely funny adventure. It’s a unique story filled with imagination that will feel fresh to even the biggest bookworms, yet it’s also a fast-paced read for those of you who are more casual readers who don’t like being tied down for weeks in a book.
Sophie’s parents own a bookstore, but below the bookstore, is a secret underground shop where they distill, bottle, and sell dreams. Sophie has the power to bring elements from the dream realm into the real world with her. In addition to her usual middle school worries of homework and tests, she also fears that her and her family will be discovered by the Night Watchmen, a secret police force who don’t allow dream trading.
Due to this fear, Sophie is kind of a loner who isolates herself from the other kids at school in order to protect her family’s secret. Her only friend is a wise-cracking, sometimes cranky monster that she pulled out of the dream world to be her friend.
One day, the dream shop gets robbed and Sophie’s parents go missing, and it’s up to her to figure out what happened. Sophie teams up with a boy named school from Ethan who suffers from nightmares. Together, they must unravel the mystery of what happened to her parents and save the day.
The Girl Who Could Not Dream is out today, so grab a copy from your local bookstore or download it on your favorite device!