Thursday, October 13, 2011
J.R. Johansson: INSOMNIA
Book Description: Sixteen-year-old Parker spends every night trapped in the dreams of the last person he made eye contact with, and it's killing him. He misses soccer practice, falls asleep at the wheel, and his mom thinks he has a drug problem. His exhaustion from never reaching the deeper levels of sleep is getting worse every day, and he knows his time is running out. Until he meets Mia.
Mia's dreams are the first Parker's encountered where he can finally get real sleep. A good night of rest after so long is addictive. He has to have it. But getting it means he must follow Mia and find a way to make eye contact every day. Mia is increasingly freaked out, even turning Parker's best friends against him. To make matters worse, Mia starts to receive threatening e-mails, and her wonderful dreams become scenes of a horror movie--with Parker cast as the villain. He must discover who is truly tormenting her, and clear his name, before she turns him in for a crime he hasn't committed--or worse, the true stalker makes good on his threats to end her dreams forever.
Favorite Superstition: Back in high school, J.R. had a friend that told her fortune cookies only work if you have someone else choose it for you. From that time on, she's gone to extreme measures to ensure someone else (including complete strangers) picks out her fortune cookies and hand them to her. Yes, it's gotten awkward at times, don't judge.
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