Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Chasing My Dream by @JeffErno #REVIEW
Sixteen year old Nash Adams feels like the token gay guy in his small, northern Michigan high school. When his boyfriend dumps him on the very night they're supposed to go to the carnival together, Nash wonders if he'll ever find the guy of his dreams. Later that night, beneath a full moon, Nash gazes into the midnight sky and sees a shooting star. At the urging of his best friend Cala, he halfheartedly makes a wish. A few miles away, Caleb Cummings lies on the beach staring up at the sky when he notices a star that seems to be moving. He makes a wish of his own. When Nash and Caleb fall asleep that night, they wake up together. Though at first confused, it doesn't take long to figure out what has happened. They've entered each other's dreams. Initially they're each convinced the other is a figment of their imagination, but when the phenomena continues to occur, night after night, Nash wonders if there might be a way to find Caleb in real life. It shouldn't be difficult to find someone in this modern, technological age. But as he begins his search, he faces numerous frustrating obstacles. Eventually he has to decide if it is even worth the effort to keep searching for an imaginary friend. Maybe he should give up on his dream guy and look for someone in the real world.
This is a sweet novella that reads much longer that it's 100 pages. There is a little bit of a paranormal twist, some serious real life drama and some laughs.
Nash is a small town boy who just got dumped. When his best friend encourages him to wish upon a falling start, he doesn't believe but figures what the heck.
Caleb is from a big city where he feels invisible not only at school but at home too. When his Mom and Step-father take him camping to "butch" him up, he finds the boy of his dreams...in his dreams.
You can't help but fall under the spell that is Nash and Caleb. The author does a great job of meshing the fantasy of finding true love in dreams with some very grim real life tragedy. This book will take through a roller coaster of emotions but you will leave with a smile.
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.