by Brent Hartinger
Review by Gayle Surrette
Starscape Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765313973
Date: 01 May 2007 List Price $16.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Julie Fray is a normal eleven-year-old. She's got a best friend, Lisa. She's teased by the in-crowd, when they notice her at all. She's the prize in her parents' tug of war; each of her parents trying to get Julie to say she likes them best. The tension between her parents and their putting her in the middle of every battle is making it hard to sleep -- especially when her nightmares seem to take her fears and magnify them. But when she slips through a tear and ends up in her personal dream studio, Julie decides to find out who is in charge and demand that the nightmares stop. But, then nothing is that simple. From official release/information:
Book Description: 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.