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Awake and Dreaming Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Awake and Dreaming

Awake and Dreaming is an exploration of Theo's relationships with her mother, Rea; her aunt, Sharon; her friends, the Kaldors; the ghost, Cecily; and herself.The novel begins with an eerie prologue that peaks the reader's interest. Who is this ghost? How does she fit in with the story? It is only when we continue reading, that the story begins to unravel. We are introduced to 9 year old Theo in Vancouver, British Columbia. Theo, with her difficult home life, also has trouble in school where she doesn't fit in and the students call her licehead. To escape this, Theo often daydreams. In her mind she often fantasizes of families, either ones she is reading about or dreams of on her own.

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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   rebelling against parent's expectations

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Greek

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

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