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Scribbler of Dreams

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For use in schools and libraries only. When Kaitlin Malone falls in love with a member of the Crutchfield family--the family she was raised to despise--she conceals her identity and is plunged into a world of lies and betrayal, where she learns that the Crutchfields are wonderful people who have given her a chance to right a wrong and start a new legacy.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Turtleback Books (first published April 1st 2001)
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Arlene
On a small planet, where minute follows minute, day follows day, year follows year, where tradition marches on with a deafening, orderly beat – sometimes the order is disturbed by a dreamer, an artist, a scribbler – sometimes the beat is changed one person at a time.

Scribbler of Dreams is one of those few books that I was able to read in one sitting… UNPUTDOWNABLE! It made me feel a mixture of emotions from anger to sadness back to rage and ultimately resolve. Mary E. Pearson’s writing is execep
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Anna
Jul 29, 2009 Anna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Good Lord, where do I begin???

This is hands down one of the worst YA books of all time. The plot is a rip-off of Romeo and Juliet, which was not a turn off at all and was probably the number one reason I decided to read this. Big mistake because Pearson relied so heavily on R&J that she failed to really set up any kind of plot that makes sense. The story starts off with Kaitlin Malone telling us, "I hate the Crutchfields." The Crutchfields being the family of her Romeo, a young lad named Br
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Kristy
Feb 24, 2011 Kristy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm really glad this was not the first "Pearson" book I'd ever read. I don't know based on this one, if I would have read any of the others. I would have missed out on "Jenna Fox" (and The Miles Between, but it wasn't my favorite either). I'm beginning to wonder if she wasn't just a one hit wonder.....

"Scribbler" borrowed just a little bit much from "Romeo and Juliet." It was un-original and un-compelling. All the twists and turns were very obvious. The characters were not very likeable. The lov
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Kay Harding
Feb 10, 2012 Kay Harding rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
The very first time I read this book I ordered it from a book fair when I was in middle school. I have reread it more times than I can count since, and it was one of the first stories I was so desperate to finish I did almost nothing else.
No, the story is not original, but guess what? It says that it's a Romeo and Juliet tale on the back of the friggin book. What are you expecting? So amazing new tale that's never been done? So NO, do not go into this book thinking it's going to have a bunch of
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Taquisa
Oct 06, 2008 Taquisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: book-club
I really really really enjoyed this book! The book was kind of a romance book, but it also had a bit of mystery to it. I loved how the author made up the story of how they met, and that they both were artists of some kind. It was really cool that Bram and Kaitlin connected in that way. I think others would enjoy the book "Scribbler of Dreams" because it is a story about two lovers who in the end try to bring their two different families together.
lianna
Sep 03, 2009 lianna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody
Recommended to lianna by: My friend(:
My friend lent me this book to read back in November or 2008. I never read it because I'm not very big on romances. But I read the back last night and got somewhat interested. I read it and quickly became amazed by this book. It's a romance but not the typical type. Kait has a huge hate for his family and Bram has a hate for her own. So she hides her identity from him. They fall in love. But all this time she's been feeding him lies and pretending to be somebody that she is not. And when he find ...more
Sara ♥
Jun 26, 2007 Sara ♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
The story was very Romeo & Juliet. Complete with cathartic ending. I can't remember all the details, but I remember thoroughly enjoying it.
Chelsey
Sep 13, 2008 Chelsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It is mainly about a teenage girl and this boy she met at school and about their relationship. This was a great book and I think just about everybody would like this book.
Colleen Houck
This was a sort of contemporary Romeo and Juliet. I really enjoyed this one, especially the poetry. Beautiful!
Rachel
Jan 01, 2011 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maggie Crutchfield makes one small mistake, having a baby without the presence of a husband,and her sister Amanda Crutchfield Malone absolutely shuns her and refuses to ever speak to Maggie again. This is how the Crutchfields and Malones began to hate each other and create their feud. Five generations later Kaitlin Malone and her sister, Abby, are starting a new high school with their mother's maiden name, Hampton. This school just so happens to be owned by the very wealthy Crutchfield family. T ...more
Brianna Warnick
Oct 25, 2010 Brianna Warnick rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
the only plot is the romance. When there were other conversations, or activities the main character was doing, it was just summed up really quick in a paragraph. So you didn't get to know other characters. It also seems like rushed romance. She saw him, they talked like twice then were suddenly "in love". her friend said she "had the hots" for him. and she says "no it's not like that its REAL". which sounds so lame! because the only reason she did start hanging out with him is because he was hot ...more
Stephanie
Aug 06, 2011 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is Amazing to say the least. I read this book 2 years ago and the plot is etched in my brain. I remember reading this book and staying up just to finish it. The book itself, I couldn't put down and the next day, going to school with bags on my eyes, I went to the library to check out another book by Mary Pearson and they didn't have any.

This book reminds me a lot of Romeo and Juliet. Two families: The Crutchfields and The Malones, sworn enemies, countless arguments, and a continued hat
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Holly
I totally fell in love with Scribbler of Dreams. I don't know if I would say it's a Romeo and Juliet type story (even though it is), but the family feud reminded me more of the Hatfields and McCoys with a love story. Either way, it was amazing.

Kait Malone hates the Crutchfields for everything they've done. She's forced to transfer to a Crutchfield school, Twin Oaks. There, she meets Bram, the quiet artist who has an eye for beauty. The only drawback? Bram's name is Crutchfield.

It was so adorable
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Sujuelf_heeshin
Sep 26, 2011 Sujuelf_heeshin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GOSH!! I just bought this book yesterday - september 25,2011 - and I was surprised to myself that I actually had finished this book today! I love the story.. super love.. the story is really fascinating about family, hate, love, lies, and regret.. this book only shows that love can conquers everything even a generation "hate" of two families.. reading this, I felt like I had also felt every feeling of Kaitlin Malone.. I was tickled in pink,I laughed, I feel nervous, and I cry!! yes, I cry... It' ...more
Jaclyn
Oct 16, 2010 Jaclyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Katelin Malone has been trained since birth to hate the Crutchfield family. However, when her father ends up in jail for a murder he did not commit, she doesn't have to rely on her years of training to hate them anymore.... Until Bram Crutchfield comes along and changes everything for her. Now she's torn between a love she's not supposed to feel, and a past she doesn't know if she believes in any more.

I picked this book up at the Scholastic Warehouse sale for $1 and that's the only reason I boug
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Maggie V
A retelling of "Romeo and Juliet" staring the Hatfields and McCoys (or at least Malones and Crutchfields in this book). A decent retelling and Kaitlin and Bram seem to know each other even though there is some "love at first sight" going on. The only problem I had was the ending. It was too neatly done and not all of my questions were directly answered. I think I would have prefered a blow-out fight (verbal of course) between the families to see who was telling the truth and who was lying (there ...more
Loretta
Feb 23, 2009 Loretta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is geared toward a much younger audience. Kimberly had just finished reading it so I picked it up and ended up reading it too. Two HS Seniors meet and fall in love. The problem is their families have disliked each other for generations. This book is about opening your mind enough to see beyond your own point of view to trying to understand anothers. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is quoted before the story even begins as saying, "If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we shoul ...more
Marissa
Aug 22, 2014 Marissa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dramatic naive preteens
Recommended to Marissa by: my younger self, who I am now convinced was on crack
I read this book for the first time when I was in 8th grade. I apparently loved it, and kept my fond feeling for this book with me for years. Okay, so I found this book at a garage sale, and was absolutely excited to read it again. My thoughts upon reading this book for the second time represent how drastically someone can change and grow. I read this book with a permanent feeling of rolling my eyes at the entire situation. It was as if everything that I now hate about books was rolled up into a ...more
Tiasha monea
Mar 02, 2016 Tiasha monea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book really catches your attention as soon as you start, it's suspenseful. The author made all the emotions in the story feel real. You would always be anxious to know what's going to happen next, so you have the urge to keep reading it. And I don't usually read suspenseful book, but this one was well worth opening.
Jane
Apr 02, 2009 Jane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic

I really enjoyed this book! It's not just about the relationship between the main character and the boy she loves and how she feels about him and herself when she's with him. It's about the depth of the hatred between the two families and the consequences of generational hatred and revenge.
Kayla Devall
Jul 13, 2016 Kayla Devall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first and only book I have read in one night because I could not put it down. It got to me at the end and actually made me cry a few times. It was Ridiculously good to my 16 year old self.
Brooke
First non-school assigned book I ever read. I picked it up on a whim when the annul mobile library came to our school. This book marked my love for storytelling. I've read it countless times and remains one of my favorite books to this day. Highly recommend.
Cedes
Dec 13, 2008 Cedes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amber
Jun 27, 2014 Amber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MY 100th book! PARTY HARD BITCHES
SHAKE IT SHAKE IT
MOVE IT MOVE IT
BOUNCE AND WIGGLE
DANCE AND GIGGLE
OH YEAH
Heather
This was an ok book. Very repetitive trying to show how much the two families hated each other. Never explained what really happened. Would not guess this is the same author who wrote her great series over the last few years!
Ariana
Apr 10, 2010 Ariana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As my rating says, this was a "nice, entertaining read", and I couldn't put it down not knowing what the resolution might be.
It was interesting to see how even the smallest lie could get into something really big, and I felt sorry for Kaitlin because indeed the truth was not better than all those lies - so I could feel her struggle.

I kept asking myself what would I do in a similar situation (assuming that I could get somehow into this kind of trouble), and the truth is that I don't know.. I wou
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Isabela Louise
Enjoyable writing. Am a slut for forbidden love, tbh.
Kelsey
Nov 05, 2011 Kelsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Scribbler of Dreams is a book that I had to read for 9th grade Honors English. At the end of 8th grade, we were given a packet with lists of books to choose from and instructions for projects for our summer reading. I originally didn't know what book to pick from the list because I wasn't into reading at all, but my cousin had to do the same thing for summer reading when she was entering 9th grade. She had Scribbler of Dreams and told me she really loved it and that I should give it a try, so I ...more
Ace
Apr 20, 2015 Ace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
I found this book at the library, like I often do, and after reading the blurb and loving the cover, I was hooked. I was wondering, why have I never heard of this book before? However, at the same time, I was a bit skeptical because the last book I got all excited about and never heard of and loved the cover dearly had mislead me terribly. Fortunately, Scribbler of Dreams did not disappoint.

The main reason I love any novel is because of the writing. If a book is well written, I will most likely
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Jazmyne Henry
The Scribbler of Dreams was probably my favorite book to read as a teenager. I most have read it 4 or 5 times before I actually got tired of it. This story is its own version of the classic Romeo and Juliet tale that truly captures the hearts of its readers. Kaitlin Malone was raised to hate the Crutchfield’s; in fact her father is in prison for the murder of Robert Crutchfield. Kaitlin and her sister move to a new high school where no one knows who they are and they use the last name Hampton. ...more
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“On a small planet where minute follows minute, day follows day, year follows year, where tradition marches on with a deafening orderly beat-sometimes the order is disturbed by a dreamer, and artist, a scribbler-sometimes the beat is changed by one person at a time.” 7 likes
“I shan't make a fuss over the babe's father.” 5 likes
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