Disclaimer: I received this book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Book: Lizzie’s Dream Journal
Author: Charlie King
Book Series: Standalone
Recommended For…: fantasy lovers, middle grade readers
Publication Date: December 12, 2020
Genre: MG Fantasy
Recommended Age: 10+ (slight violence, grief)
Publisher: Caab Publishing
Synopsis: After the death of her father, Lizzie Barnes’ life takes an interesting turn when her mum brings home a journal.
Lizzie decides to use the journal to write short stories involving her beloved teddy bear Rodford and his arch-enemy Dr Ofdor, a villainous grizzly bear.
She soon notices it is no ordinary journal as people around her begin to have dreams based around her stories.
When Lizzie begins to experience the dreams for herself, she finds that as the creator, the rules of the journal can work against her.
Lizzie, with the help of Rodford and a rat named Ridgeley, must explore the different worlds while facing the dangers she created, including Dr Ofdor, to free herself from the workings of the journal.
Review: I thought this was a wonderful book! The book is wonderfully well written and the book has a great child’s voice for younger readers. The book does well to develop the characters and to build the world. The book also has a great plot and it kept me hooked from beginning to end.
However, I do think that the book will be a very hard read for some children. I also thought that some parts of the book were a bit more adult than others.
Verdict: It was great and would a good buddy read for parent and child to read to work through some grief.