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The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst

Sophie enjoys living with her parents above The Dream Catcher Bookshop, but her favorite place is the hidden shop beneath the bookstore. This secret shop is where dreams are distilled and sold. Sophie is fascinated by the dreams because she cannot dream herself. But when she drinks the dreams of others, Sophie can make those dreams come to life--a skill Sophie’s parents made her promise never to use or reveal.

When someone breaks in and steals the dreams as well as her parents, Sophie needs all her skills to save her family. With the help of her best friend--a monster named Monster--and some other friends she meets along the way, Sophie faces a reality worse than any nightmare. In this unique fantasy quest, Sarah Beth Durst combines magic, adventure and humor with a cast of wonderfully memorable characters. While the story involves nightmares, Durst includes enough magical whimsy and humor to keep the story appropriate for middle grade readers. She creates a family friendly story for readers of many ages and interests.

Recommended ages--9 and up


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