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Dream-Weaver

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  68 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Exodus 27 is about to take off for Arbroth, an unspoiled planet seven light-years away. Thousands of Earth colonists are asleep in its cryogenic chambers. Suddenly Troy, a young crewman, sounds the alarm. There's an alien girl with tangerine eyes aboard the spaceship. On Arbroth, Eth, a young dream-weaver, awakens from an odd dream about a blue-eyed boy and a silvery wheel ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 21st 1998 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published October 18th 1996)
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Cheryl
Jun 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I would have liked this a lot more when I was about 13. But now, well, the complexities of the world-building were such that I had trouble grasping them well enough to be able to sink into the story, but the themes were simple and handled with extra earnestness. I'm not warning you off if you want to read it, but don't have high hopes.
Abigail
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Ariel Waithaka
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dream Weaver by louise Lawrence is a fantastic work of sci-fi literature. The story itself revolves around an young man leaving the decaying earth in search of a fresh untainted planet and the young girl being and one of the natives on this planet. Overall this book was very interesting and provoke many thoughts like”if we were in this situation how would we chose to colonize this planet? Would we term the native into our slave like our for fathers did before us or would we try to reach a mutual ...more
J.
Jun 23, 2009 rated it liked it
She had me all the way up until about the last third. Then suddenly Lawrence defaulted to "girls mess everything up by falling in love" and the book fell apart. Still, I'd say a good book to illustrate othering very clearly. Just not a great one.
Indigo Summer
Mar 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book I ever read by this author...I was enthralled. Her books are full of ethical dilemmas with no easy answer. They give us pause to question not only things on a global and universal scale, but also the things within ourselves.
SBC
Jul 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: genre-ya-sf
Lawrence's books are always thought-provoking and this was interesting for its exploration of gender and violence as well as questions of forgiveness and redemption.
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My favorite book in the world.
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Elizabeth Holden, better known by her pen name Louise Lawrence, is an English science fiction author, acclaimed during the 1970s and 1980s.

Lawrence was born in Leatherhead, Surrey, England, in 1943. She became fascinated with Wales at a young age, and has set many of her novels there. She left school early on to become an assistant librarian. She married and had the first of her three children in
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