Book Review: The Metaphysical Double Life of Eri Lane by Jocelyn Nora Moore
From Amazon.com: "Everyone knows that fourteen-year-old Eri Lane is different. She is too intense, always tells the truth, and she somehow knows things she shouldn’t. Her confused teachers know she’s different. The means kids know. Her hardworking single mother knows. The cute, nerdy senior that she loves knows. There is just something about Eri Lane. But none of them know just how different, because absolutely none of them know that there are actually two worlds, the world of Dream and the world of Wake. Only Eri Lane and her best friend Malcolm Harris know that.
Eri and Malcolm never sleep, since they were twelve they have been among the special guardians of the boundary between the two worlds, known among themselves as the Awake. Now it’s November of their sophomore year, and Eri has been having a hard enough time trying to repair psychic leaks all night, and then navigate the ups and downs of being the black sheep of Marchland High School for the Gifted every day, (not to mention protecting Malcolm, who is openly gay, and their other best friend Ashley, who is too nice, from bullies), when a strange new creature shows up in the world of Dream, wreaking havoc and possibly even attempting to tear open the barrier between the two worlds. Now, Eri has to figure out how to stop it/him, how to save the world, and most importantly, whether or not the world is worth saving."
My take: A different take and new food for thought into the world of dreams. The two main characters are spunky and witty and helped propel the story along. The book started off very promising but sort of fell flat, though not enough to make me want to quit reading. The whole book led up to what should have been a dramatic climax that was over way too quickly and left you wondering, that was it? At times the author was a little too descriptive in the storyline and the book ended with quite a few questions lingering in your mind. The characters were people you could relate to and were very enjoyable to read but the story didn't flow as well as it could have. Overall, not a bad read.
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File Size: 352 KB
Print Length: 173 pages
Publisher: Jocelyn Nora Moore (March 17, 2012)
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