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Dream Girl

by Lauren Mechling

Rated: Mild

Claire Voyante has a problem (and it’s not her name). She has these dreams. Vivid, detailed … and they seem to come true — or, at the very least, they seem to have a basis in real life. And ever since her eccentric grandmother, Kiki, gave Claire a black and white cameo, they’ve been in black and white. They’re also somehow connected to Claire’s new friend, Becca, and her ketchup-magnate family. It’s up to Claire to figure out how and why … if she can.

This book is a little bit of everything: a little bit of romance, a little bit of New York fashion plate, a little bit of eccentric relatives (besides the grandma, Claire’s dad is a French professor, and Claire’s mom writes an astrology column). Stir all that together with a lot of mystery, and you pretty much have this book down. That’s not to say it isn’t a fun book; on the contrary, it is quite fun. There’s a lot to balance in the book, but it all works together to form a cohesive whole picture: Claire has a fabulous life, which draws the reader in. Sure, the plot is a bit predictable, and the reader can see the ending long before Claire got there, but file it under guilty pleasure and enjoy.

Rated: Mild, for mild swearing

— Reviewed by Melissa Fox

Melissa Madsen Fox's blogging career began in 2004 when she started Book Nut. Reading, reviewing and book blogging have taken over what's left of her life after being a stay-at-home mom to four rambunctious daughters and wife to a slightly- absent-minded professor of political science.

One Response to Dream Girl

  1. […] Life is much like Dream Girl, but better. Perhaps it’s because my expectations were in line with what the book had to offer […]

  • Dream Girl
  • by Lauren Mechling
  • Rated: Mild
  • Genre: Young adult
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