THIS BOOK IS ADORABLE!! When I’m in the mood for it, I absolutely love mushy romantic stories and this was just that! Of course, everyone knows how it’s going to end but I just love all the cute moments and everything about the story. This is exactly the type of book you read if you’re in a book slump because it’s only 300 pages and you just get swept away in the unrealness of the love story
For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.
But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?
I read this book in a day and every time I put it down I kept finding myself thinking about it because I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. While the ending might have been predictable, the events leading up to it weren’t. Of course, the book follows a basic romance book outline but with the added detail of the book having dream melding in it made it so much more interesting.
I really enjoyed reading about Alice and overall she was an okay character that handled most situations alright. For a junior in high school, some of the things she does can be seen as too childish but I never held any of that against her.
The only thing I didn’t like about this book was the relationship between Alice and her mother. I know it was essential to the plot because it gave Alice the nightmares but it just really hurt me to see how her mother never talked to her. I know that not all mothers have the best motherly instincts and the character wasn’t put there for anyone to love but I just wanted better for Alice. This isn’t really a negative about the book, it definitely wasn’t something that made the star rating change, it was just something I wanted to mention.
I also want to say, the 3.5 star rating isn’t because I didn’t love the book. Because I did. I just feel like the book isn’t something any more than four stars, which is why when it comes to a full star rating it’s got 4 big ones. I just feel like this book was more than three stars because it was exactly what it set out to be with a little extra something thrown in there.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is in a reading slump or just wants a cute, quick, contemporary read. I can definitely see myself picking this book back up when I find myself becoming less interested in reading.