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

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Age at time of review - 13
Reviewer's Location - Guston, KY, United States
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Divining Another Dream is a bit of a “different” book about a nine-year-old girl by the name of Laiza Wendel. Laiza was born with the strange ability to see into the future but only to a limited extent, causing her to have trouble doing everyday things such as going to school and making lasting friends. To make matters worse, she tends to forget nearly everything that happened the day before, which proves a big problem for her and her mother, who wants nothing more than to help Laiza feel like a normal kid.

 

While Laiza continues her daily routine, things become more frightening since she can’t see the future as well as she previously could. She believes that this means her life is coming to an end. Laiza, feeling more and more alone as the days progress, begins to draw attention from her classmates and teachers. They want to help her, but they don’t understand just how to do that because nobody else knows her secret. Will Laiza figure out everything just before her world crashes down around her? Or will nothing ever be the same?

 

Opinion: 

Divining Another Dream is a very interesting book, and I really enjoyed reading it. However, the book started off so simple that I found myself not wanting to read it any longer. Then, towards the end of the book, everything became incredibly detailed, and I found myself slipping from reality, wanting to see what happened next. As I felt more of Laiza’s emotions, I felt mine as well. I’m not sure if this was intended, but I tend to enjoy more advanced books. It was just a bit strange because it seemed to transition from a simple story book to a more descriptive and cutting-edge sort of read. I only wish that the entire book was just as advanced as the ending. Still, overall I really love the book. It has a very interesting topic -- a girl who can see into the future and only the future. I never would have thought of that!

Rating:
4
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There is nothing wrong or offensive in this book. It was a very good one.
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