Hi, my name is Kim and I am addicted to books. See? I can admit it!!
This book was very different from pretty much anything I have read before! I just don't know how I feel about it. It is a book that makes you think, the story line so unusual and so gripping. I was totally engrossed, just needing to know what was happening. But the book was a complete mind trip!
Sloane and Maggie were opposite ends of the spectrum. Sloane is a good student, living with her family in Connecticut and crushing on the new guy. Maggie doesn't go to school anymore, needing the time for auditions, living a glamourous life in New York City. The two couldn't be more different. But when they go to sleep each night, they dream of each other, despite never having met. And this is where the mind bending comes in. Who is real? Who is a dream?
The story is told through the perspectives of each girl from chapter to chapter. We get to know each of them so well, two complete and distinct girls. But then when things start to fall apart near the end, it becomes almost impossible to separate them. Both of them stand to lose everything and it is impossible to root for one over the other. Both girls are vulnerable and good people and it is heart wrenching. The ending is emotional and perplexing, the kind of conclusion that is completely open to the reader's interpretation.
This is an intense book, full of love and loss. It is a book that makes you think and I came with an infinite number of theories for why things were as they were. Who is real and who isn't? What is insanity and what is dream?