Divining Another Dream review by Booklover1111
Divining Another Dream
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Juvenile Fiction

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Age at time of review - 13
Reviewer's Location - Orange City, IA, United States
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Nine-year-old Laiza Wendel dreams her future. She can tell you exactly what is going to happen the next day but not what happened yesterday. Why? Because all of her memories are from the future. Laiza struggles with many ordinary things that should be easy for most people. She doesn’t know how to do her math homework each night because she can't remember what the teacher taught. Laiza doesn’t remember sleepovers with friends like most kids do either. But soon Laiza dreams are looking… short. What does this mean for Laiza when she is already struggling with so much?

Opinion: 

I liked how Bernadette Davis came up with an original idea for a story. This book was like something I've never read before, but sadly I didn’t love it. It took a while to get into the main part of the story, and overall it was a little dull. I think what made it dull was that too much of the story was overtaken by events that could have been summarized instead of described in detail. I found this to be in the track and field day section of the book.

I liked the character Laiza. She was different from the rest of the students in her class. Laiza, although she couldn’t remember anything, refused to give up trying. Every night she did extra math problems at her house so she could get better. I admire this in Laiza for never giving up even when it seemed like everything else was pushing her down. The ending of this book was a great way to show how much Laiza had grown throughout the book. It was completely unexpected. At first, I wasn’t sure I liked the ending, but now that I think about it more I see why Bernadette Davis chose to end Laiza’s story like this.

Rating:
3
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