The Stream: Discovery, the first in a trilogy by Bill Jones, Jr., is the story about a 12 year old boy named Charlie who, in a nutshell, starts having these dreams which eventually start coming true. In these dreams he's drawn to a young girl named Robin who he has never met before who merely watches him in the dreams, never saying anything.
Charlie spends most of his time around his G'pa Joe and the inhabitants of the nursing home where G'pa Joe lives - rarely associating with kids his own age. That is, until he actually meets Robin and finds out that she is real which leads to a series of events involving the both of them as well as G'pa Joe and others. Not gonna say to much more for fear of spoiling.
My thoughts on the book - I liked it a lot. It took me a little bit to figure out exactly what was going on but, once I did, I was into it immensely. The main characters are 12 years old and it READS like they're 12, which is very good - the dialogue they have and the way they act is very realistic as to how real 12 year olds act and provided a level of authenticity to the story.
The story itself is like The Matrix-lite meets Inception (wrap your heads around that) but in a tween perspective. As this is a trilogy the ending doesn't resolve everything and leaves you wanting to know more of what's going to happen next. Get lost in The Stream: Discovery, you won't regret it.
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My rating 4.25 stars!