Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Dreamland (Book 3 of Riley Bloom series) by Alyson Noel –NOT RECOMMENDED
Riley is a 12 year old “living” in the Afterlife. This is her third adventure in being dead. When she is given some time off from her job helping souls, she doesn’t know what to do with her time. She decides she wants to check in with her living sister, Ever. The best way to do that seems to be through dreams. When she pursues this route she finds out its more dangerous than she could imagine.
Although this book can function as a stand alone, I don’t recommend it. I thought it was incredibly linear and boring. Even as an adult, reading about an afterlife in which the main character is bored with not to mention where the main character has to “work”, is depressing on many levels. I don’t think students will enjoy this book because the events are hard to relate to and frankly, not that exciting to imagine.
Elementary – NOT RECOMMENDED