Dreamsleeves

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Scholastic Press, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 273 pages
6 Reviews
A powerful, radiant story about a girl who wears her dreams on her sleeve . . .

Aislinn is a girl with a lot of dreams, but due to family issues (caused mostly by her hard-drinking father), there's a lot standing in her way. While she should be enjoying the summer with friends, Aislinn is kept under lock and key and put in charge of her younger siblings. The average girl might give up, but not Aislinn. A person, she says, should write their dreams on their sleeve, putting them out there for the world to see, because there's a good chance that someone might come along and help you make your dream come true. What begins as a plea for help for her father to stop drinking, turns into a spark that has the whole community making their own dreamsleeves. At times heartbreaking, DREAMSLEEVES is also surprising, powerful, and luminously hopeful. Everyone will see a little of themselves in Aislinn, a girl with talent, ambition, and big dreams.

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User Review  - NagisaR.B3 - LibraryThing

Aislinn O'Neill is a 12 year old girl who has a lot to live with. Her father drinks alot and is very violent. Her mother is preganet with Aislinn's fifth sibling. While Aislinn should be enjoying ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brainannex - LibraryThing

I wanted to root for our narrator but mostly she was just a bit too plucky. And I'm all for pluck. It just rang a little false. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Coleen Murtagh Paratore is the author of the popular THE WEDDING PLANNER'S DAUGHTER series, which includes most recently, FORGET ME NOT, WISH I MIGHT, and FROM WILLA, WITH LOVE. She is also the author of SUNNY HOLIDAY and SWEET AND SUNNY. The mother of three teenage sons, she lives in upstate New York and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Visit Coleen online at www.coleenparatore.com.

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