Imagine how sweet it would be if you could have all of the ice cream you ever dreamed of. For twelve-year-old, Patrick, dreams like that are a reality. Dream seekers don’t feel like they’re in dreams, they are in them. It’s not fun waking up with a stomach ache from eating too much food or opening his eyes to a painful sunburn. Patrick must slowly learn the dream rules and learn how to exit his dreams at the right time.
Patrick finds himself captain of a starship. When he lands at the docking station, he finds his two best friends and his Mom. He discovers they are under attack. It is up to him to find a way to save the crew before awakening.
FRIGHT FLIGHT by Lisa Ard is book one in the Dream Seekers Series. The book bridges the gap between the chapter book and middle grade. The fast action appeals to those reluctant readers with short attention spans. The book is short, but filled with great vocabulary for the early middle grader. I would have loved to had a little more development of the what or why of becoming a dream seeker. At the same time, I think the length of the book attracts the reader who isn’t quite ready for something longer, but still has a relatable older central character who will make the reader feel like they aren’t reading below grade level. Fright Flight would make a good addition to the 2nd-5th grade classrooms. Ages 7-10.
- Publisher: Puddletown Publishing Group, Inc.
- Date: November 11, 2011
- Pages: 64
- ISBN: 978-1-61413-024-6
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