Although this book may not start off so grim, it does get darker the deeper you go. This is not a bad thing though! I enjoy darker stories! The subjec...moreAlthough this book may not start off so grim, it does get darker the deeper you go. This is not a bad thing though! I enjoy darker stories! The subject matter is so common these days and although its a depressing one, it provided quite an intense plot line for this book. Even though Dreamland may be depressing, it's a great read! I was so compelled to read what happened next! I've never read so much in a car (normally i get bored easily or am never in the mood to read while in the car. not this time! i cliked on my mp3 and melted into my alternate world)
I applaud Dessen with her great story-telling talent in this novel! She kept me interested and kept the suspense rolling high enough for me to continue to have unsteady trouble breathing. (that's a good thing btw. that means i was really into the book and cared a lot about what happened. believe me, i nearly had a plethora of hearattacks and other such horrific breathing/heart tragedies occur during the time i read the Twilight series. so this book wasn't nearly as deadly. hehe.)
Dessen no doubt kept my heart hard at work to maintain a healthy balance of pumping and breathing for my body, but left my mind within its own Dreamland.
p.s. it took me days to pull out of this dreamland state.
p.s. i said that as warning for you too.
p.s. dreamlands are a nice place to retrieve to for peace and silence. so...it's not necessarily a bad thing, but i still warn you...for all those with busy lives...your mind will be left in a haze for just a little while. good luck...but have fun! (less)
I vaguely remember this book because i read it when i was 9 or so, but i do remember enjoying this book. I could get through the book without shedding...moreI vaguely remember this book because i read it when i was 9 or so, but i do remember enjoying this book. I could get through the book without shedding a tear which for me at that age was a miracle! I love to read now so...not too many issues with reading and crying anymore.
Although, the devilish invention of summary reading still exists in this world, which i plan to fight against its power for future students until the issue is solved...a goal of mine, so therefore it still exists to find some unfortunate young student sniffling through the torture of being forced to read such ridiculous material.
And yes, the english teachers are to blame! They pick out the most revolting and disgusting material for such young pups to read. It's cruel really! I was greatfully saved from the state of hating books into the state of "well, if its in my genre then i don't mind reading" thanks to Harry Potter, but i still hold grudges against books.
I liked this book from what I remember and suggest this as a fun read to any child. (less)
I'm working on a novel about the sea and of boating so I wanted to read great books about those subjects. I then stumbled across this book. The plot a...moreI'm working on a novel about the sea and of boating so I wanted to read great books about those subjects. I then stumbled across this book. The plot actually sounded interesting! Lundy goes into so much detail!! Of course some of the terms he used I was not familiar with, but with a boating dictionary I surfed through this book with enough ease and surely by the end it left me with a hunger to experience such a miraculous event! To experience this race against the open waters with not much but you and the boat. So much preparation and planning is involved with it, that i would call it a sport...not a hobby.
The idea of such a race available still astounds me! This sport should not be called a mere "race", but a fight! A wrestling match against mother nature herself! These men put their lives on the line to sail the world's most dangerous waters and so therefore i would call them Gladiators! Warriors maybe! If you do not agree with me then read this book by Lundy and you will cross over to my side within a second of finishing the novel!
Although he notes the danger of such an activity, Lundy no doubts inserts his admiration of the sea and the lure of the sport. I found this book incredibly inspirational, full of glorious detail, and a plethora of action. Lundy presents a trumendous true story about life on the sea in this high-action-packed adventure.(less)
i read this book i one day. i flew through it. i thought it was one of the most different plots i've ever read. WARNING!!! This book is a real page tu...morei read this book i one day. i flew through it. i thought it was one of the most different plots i've ever read. WARNING!!! This book is a real page turner!! My mother even read it and thought it was good.
I found this book at Barnes and Noble one day. I was just looking at books and stumbled upon The Red Thread. It just came out within the last day or two so i caught it brand new to the world. I was so interested in that i bought it and read it. I loved it so much i emailed the author. I told him how much i loved it and I congratulated him on his publication of his book. We emailed each other for a few months then I eventually did an email interview with him. I'll have to post it somewhere. I will comment back when I've found a good home for the interview.
hope to see more from Mr. Townley. This one was phenomenal! I asked him if he was going to write anymore YA novels (cuz i told him he should)and he said that it would be a few years before he writes another YA novel. He likes it, but he has some children books he needs to write before he can think of something else for the YA audience. I thought it would be cool if he were to do a sequel to The Red Thread (if it would be possible to get another novel out of that same story. would be nice if he could! love that book so much)(less)