Three Dreams Deep by D.F. Lamont

     The book opens with Willis, a 13 year old boy, working on a project about gravity.  While reading a book about gravity he falls asleep and wakes up on the ceiling.  The entire world is upside down and just when he fears he can’t get down in walks Sala, a girl who says she used to be his best friend.

     Sala asks Willis to help her find her brother Miles who has been lost for years.  She tells Willis they are currently two dreams deep but Miles went three dreams deep and got lost.  Soon Willis doesn’t know what is real and what is a dream.  Can he help Sala save Miles or will he be lost three dreams deep as well?

      This book was very confusing from the beginning.  I wasn’t sure when Willis was dreaming, when he was awake, and when he was in a dream within a dream.  The story was hard to follow and I wasn’t sure what the kids were trying to do.

      I do think that the author developed the characters well for such a short book.  But while the dreams in the book are very vivid and are written with great detail, the story lines don’t follow each other.  I think this book would be very confusing for the young adults it is meant for.

I give this book 2 out of 5 stars.  

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  1. Sounds like a cheap imitation of Inception to me…

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