Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book Review: Cat & the Dreamer by Annalisa Crawford

by M. J. Joachim
Updated 11/13/15

Yes, we really are all crazy, if only in our minds. Those voices, they’re real, especially when we once knew the person speaking. Cat & the Dreamer validates the human spirit, helping it grow with each turning page. We can’t do anything about the past. The future is often terrifying, and the present sometimes needs to be changed - for the better, of course.

Addressing issues like teen suicide, over-protective parents and being strong enough to stand on one’s own two feet, Crawford gives us valuable insights into a rather eerie world that takes place in Julia’s mind and adult life, a life she too often lives in the past; filled with guilt and ever so slowly healing from things that happened so very long ago, Cat & Julia fight it out in the pages of this wonderfully expressive book, a book that will send shivers up your spine, make the hairs on your neck stand on end and cause you to think more than you probably realize or want to. But you must, because this book is more than worth reading, especially if you have teenagers, or are one, though anyone will find it satisfying.

It’s one of those books that will stick with me for quite a while, and I hope you pick up a copy and read it too.

Thanks so much for visiting Writing Tips today. Have you read Cat & the Dreamer? Do you listen to the voices in your head, or do you tune them out, refusing to acknowledge them and hoping they’ll go away?

M. J.

©2015 All Rights Reserved