High school can be a waking nightmare for a lot of kids-- especially if they have been labeled 'loser' by the snob elites who insist on ruling schools with intimidation and peer pressure. Most teens are torn between who they want to be and what they think others see themselves as. Neither image is usually all truth-- and sometimes it's downright wrong.
Finding the courage to be who-you-know-you-are and who-you-want-to-be is a pretty universal theme most teens struggle with. In "The Dream Keeper," this struggle is put to the test in two realms, high school and Dreams--the place mortals go when they sleep.
When the dreamworld is hi-jacked by nightmares who want to see our world destroyed, things get dicey fast. The school loser (Kaelyn) and the boy who wants to skate through high school without causing waves (Parker) are thrust together to fight an even bigger battle than high school cliques and self-doubt, they are forced to confront their worst nightmares to save the people they care about.
Filled with great imagery, action-packed scenes, and new ways of seeing fantastical creatures, "The Dream Keeper" introduces interesting ways to deal with nightmares in both the real and dream worlds. And--as in real life, things aren't always what they seem. Weakness can become strength--and a little bit of faith and a lot of effort can go a long way. But watch out for maniacal clowns, poisonous spiders, slithering snakes, and snobby high school girls-- even in a fantasy novel, they are all pretty scary. ;)
For those who enjoy the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series, The Dream Keeper will surely satisfy.
Mikey Brooks is a small child masquerading as adult. On occasion you’ll find him dancing the funky chicken, singing like a banshee, and pretending to have never grown up. He is the author/illustrator of several books including BEAN’S DRAGONS, theABC ADVENTURES series, and author of the middle-grade fantasy-adventure novel, THE DREAM KEEPER. He spends most of his time playing with his daughters and working as a freelance illustrator. Mikey has a BS degree in Creative Writing from Utah State University. He is also one of the hosts of the Authors’ Think Tank Podcast.
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