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Eleven-year-old Julie Fray is living a nightmare. Her parents are fighting so much she can't even escape when she goes to sleep. Every night she has horrible dreams--and all she wants is for them to stop.    Then one night she wakes up inside her dream, in the studio where her dreams are produced! There is even a star who looks just like Julie who plays her in her dreams. Eleven-year-old Julie Fray is living a nightmare. Her parents are fighting so much she can't even escape when she goes to sleep. Every night she has horrible dreams--and all she wants is for them to stop.    Then one night she wakes up inside her dream, in the studio where her dreams are produced! There is even a star who looks just like Julie who plays her in her dreams. With some help from a production assistant named Roman, Julie learns that if she can somehow find the people responsible for producing her dreams, she might be able to make them less scary. But it won't be easy: the tiny tear in the "fabric"of her consciousness that let her fall into the dream studio in the first place is closing fast...and she could be trapped inside her own head forever!   Even worse, it turns out that when Julie fell into her dreams, Vivian, the actress who plays Julie in her dreams, escaped into the waking world--and the fake Julie will stop at nothing to take over Julie's life....

Title : Dreamquest
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ISBN : 9780765313973
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Dreamquest Reviews

  • Amy
    2019-02-14 21:51

    Uugh. I love this author, but I really hate this book. Mainly just because it is cheesy and aimed at really young people.It is about a girl who is suffering from nightmares and wakes up to find herself in Slumberia and embarks on a quest to stop her nightmares.154 pages

  • Heather
    2019-02-07 22:13

    The premise was great: a girl wakes up in one of her dreams and has to find her way out. The story, however, was weird and ridiculous. I didn't enjoy it.

  • Erin
    2019-01-21 23:15

    eh. just ok. was expecting to like it more!

  • Christian
    2019-01-23 02:18

    Julie Fray is experiencing quite a bit of stress in her life. Because of this, her dreams are rather bizaare and frightening, causing her to lose sleep. Then, one day, she wakes up inside her dreams at the dream studio where the nightmares are filmed. The actress who plays her in her dreams escapes out the rift and takes over her daily life while she goes on a quest to ask the producers to stop creating nightmares for her. Normally, I'm a real fan of Hartinger's work, especially Geography Club, The Order of the Poison Oak, The Last Chance Texaco, and Grand & Humble. However, I was grossly disappointed with Split Screen: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies / Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies, and Dreamquest doesn't do it for me either. The story idea is creative; I liked that. And I'm willing to forgive the main character's passivity and timidity because I'm given enough to understand how these traits have shaped this character, and she does overcome them in the end to resolve her personal conflict. But a book that is only 154 pages long should not feel like it's spinning its tires and going nowhere. . . . Can you stop my bad dreams? No, I only direct them. trek trek trek . . . Can you stop my bad dreams? No, I only write them. trek trek trek . . . Can you stop my bad dreams? No, that's what the people want. blah blah blah . . . So, in the end, it felt like this was just one wicked long book. And to think that they want this to be the first book in a series. Sigh.My recommendation is to stick to Hartinger's good stuff, particularly Grand & Humble. Lowry does a much better job with the dream motif in Gossamer.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-02-11 04:01

    Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToo.comEleven-year-old Julie is torn -- torn between her parents, who constantly bicker and try to force her to pick sides, and torn up by her nightmares, which get scarier and more vivid every night. So it's not surprising that one night a tear opens in Julie herself, causing her to slip through her unconscious into the world where her dreams are made: Slumberia. There, she must try to find a way to convince the dream makers to stop giving her nightmares, and return home before the Julie of the dream world takes over her life back in the waking world. DREAMQUEST is an amazingly imaginative novel, with a fully realized world full of fascinating images and creatures. From the moon people, whose faces only show themselves to those who truly care, to the moustached butterflies that act as messengers and the shark-turned-lawyers, these are beings unlike those in any other book. The setting, in the always-night Slumberia, with its desert full of ghosts and towering city of nightmares, is vivid and unforgettable. Julie is a likable protagonist, and readers will enjoy following her journey as she learns to stand up for herself and fight for her own well-being. Her story is reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz, as she journeys through this strange world, picking up traveling companions along the way, finally confronting the source of her problems only to realize the solution lies within herself. Her friends and her parents are somewhat underdeveloped, but as this is the first book in a series, there's plenty of room to grow. DREAMQUEST offers readers a vision of a frightening and intriguing world, with lots of adventure along the way and much promise for more to come. Readers will be eager for the next book in the series.

  • Naima Haviland
    2019-02-01 03:52

    Dreamquest by Brent Hartinger is about Julie, a 12 year old girl who's a misfit at school and a wishbone pulled in opposite directions by her bickering parents. To make matters worse, she has terrible nightmares. One night she finds herself in the land of nightmares -- that's right, the dream factory that creates nightmares in much the same way that movies get made in Hollywood. The exception is that the execs and flunkies who produce Julie's nightmares range in species from human to shark to moon-faced silent beings. Julie has to find a way back to her real world, but first she has to get the studio to change its nightmarish venue before she goes crazy.Dreamquest is a slim YA fantasy novel that is witty and engaging. I loved the dialogue! Dreamquest pays homage to the Wizard of Oz without borrowing from it. I like this book a lot. It was easy to read and fun to read.

  • Melisa
    2019-01-29 05:12

    Dreamquest was a really good book. It is more for teens or younger kids but it was still good! It is a story about a girl named Julie who keeps having nightmares and one day gets stuck inside her own dreams! In a place called Slumberia she meets all kinds of characters who try to help her end her nightmares and escape from her dreams before time runs out and she gets stuck forever! But she must get past one; Vivian, who is determined to enter Julies world and take over her life. Will Julie return home in time to save her mother from death? Will Vivian live out Julie's life as intended? Will Julie help the people of Slumberia and bring those down who control our dreams and cause the nightmares? Read this book and find out!

  • Bitten_by_Books
    2019-01-20 23:54

    Julie Fray’s parents fight constantly and use her against each other. It is no wonder that Julie’s dreams have become violent nightmares. Every night, the dreams seem to get more horrible, pitting her father against her mother with her being literally torn apart by the two of them...For the entire review please go to the Best Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Review site on the web, Bitten By Books for the review of Dreamquest: Tales of Slumberia in it's entirety. You won't be sorry.

  • BookChic Club
    2019-02-11 01:55

    In Brent Hartinger's brilliant debut in the fantasy genre for tweens, he is able to put together an amazing, original tale into a story not just for younger readers, but for all ages. Julie is a completely believable, fierce, and even a bit sassy heroine. Peppered throughout with both Hartinger's trademark humor and Hollywood satire, this is one read that simply cannot be put down until you finish the last word. Why oh why will it take so long for the sequels to come out?!Note: And unfortunately, no more books in this series due to low sales. Le sad!

  • Stacy Mozer
    2019-01-30 02:20

    This book was fun and exciting. It is the perfect book to hand a.middle grade reader, boy or girl. I love the idea that there is a world that creates our dreams that can run amuck. Can't wait to read the sequel.

  • Atomicgirl
    2019-02-16 01:01

    Julie tries to stop her nightmares before returning the waking world. I usually like the author's works but this book was a bit simplistic with flat characters.

  • Gilliauna
    2019-02-05 05:19

    I never got to finish this book because I had too many books I was reading at the time, but it was really interesting when I was reading it.

  • Diana
    2019-02-11 02:12

    This book is for younger readers. I did like the sleeping mind world, the moon people and the different creatures. I enjoyed it overall.

  • Kristine Castillo
    2019-02-04 23:18

    I liked the book not because the story has captured my heart but because it's the first novel I've read with weirdest characters.

  • La Toya
    2019-02-09 20:56

    Interesting story for sure! Don't need to rush out to go get this one though!

  • Jacquel
    2019-02-12 01:19

    It was an exciting read, but just not my taste. I recommend this for middle schoolers.

  • Kevin Shrum
    2019-02-07 04:51

    An exciting fantasy-ish book for middle level readers. When do dreams become reality? When does reality feel like a dream? Dream production - what a business.

  • Luna Andres
    2019-02-19 22:52

    Ah. The love story of capitalism. Boils down to corporate greed, of course. Well, politically, it's in. But not exactly my taste.

  • Brent Hartinger
    2019-01-26 01:07