Last year I reviewed Rebecca Emin’s first book for young adults ‘New Beginnings’ and loved it, so I was looking forward to reading her latest book ‘When Dreams Come True.’ I wasn’t disappointed.
So, what’s it about?
Charlie is happiest when biking with Max and Toby, or watching films with Allie. But when Charlie reaches year nine (age 13), everything begins to change.
As her friends develop new interests, Charlie’s dreams become more frequent and vivid, and a family crisis tears her away from her friends.
How will Charlie react when old family secrets are revealed? Will her life change completely when some of her dreams start to come true?
I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but I will say that I loved the character of Charlie. Although I’m not the target audience and it’s a long time since I was thirteen myself, I still remember those years clearly and Rebecca taps into the mindset of a young teenager perfectly. This is exactly the kind of book I would have loved to read when I was younger. It combines a hint of mystery with a touch of romance and is perfect for the age group (and older.) I would thoroughly recommend this book to girls both young and old.