Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han.
For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.
But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?
About the Author
Lucy Keating lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her tall, smiley husband and short, scruffy dog. She’s been writing and editing teen romance for twelve years professionally, and for many years before that. In addition to writing, reading, and watching absolutely everything, Lucy enjoys baking, taking weekend road trips in beautiful New England, and rewriting pop songs in tribute to her dog, who is unappreciative. Visit Lucy at www.lucykeating.com.
“This is a sweet, quirky romance with appealing characters and loving descriptions of Boston landmarks…Keating is particularly good at capturing the surreal nature of dreams. Give this one to fans of Jenny Han and YA romance.” — School Library Journal
“A fun spin on contemporary romance.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Alice is a fun, sarcastic heroine, and readers will be more than happy to join her on her journey both in and out of dreams.” — ALA Booklist
“This story of the ultimate meet–cute just gets cuter and cuter.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books