Sixteen-year-old Zara "Zip" McKee lives for three things: basketball, books, and bailing out of tiny Titusville, Illinois, where the junior high and high school are in the same building and everyone's known everyone else since birth. But when Kieran Lanier moves to town and passes out on her desk on his first day at school, Zip's life gets complicated in a way she never dreamed.
Kieran has narcolepsy, and although he sometimes struggles to stay awake, he has no trouble capturing Zip's heart and trusting her with his most guarded secret--he sees bits and pieces of the future in his dreams.
But just when Zip thinks that maybe she can handle having a boyfriend who sees things before they happen, her budding relationship with Kieran gets a jolt when Kieran's parents reveal that his sleeping disorder is not what it seems and may be putting them in harm's way. And when Zip begins to have unsettling dreams, she must decide if she can live with knowing the future in advance when she's afraid of what might happen.
A girl named Zip, narcolepsy, and a tiny town in Illinois? Amy had me at hello on this one! I don't think I've ever been so excited to read a book. I know that sounds kind of crazy, but it's true. From reading a little bit about Zara - or Zip as she's called - I knew that I would dive into this book and never look back.
Zip's pretty much the star player of her high school's basketball team, and smartest girl in the school. Her life seems pretty normal for the common teenager, and it's easy to quickly fall in love with her. Okay, maybe I'm saying that because I played basketball too, and grew up in small town Illinois, but really...you'll fall in love. So why does her life become so interesting? Enter Kieran, who honestly I'd imagine is pretty good looking. What happens with him? Just a little case of narcolepsy, well, at least that's what everyone thinks. It's all he's ever known his entire life. And then...vivid dreams? Well, at least partially vivid dreams.
Kieran's able to recall dreams enough to write them down. Is there a secret he's hiding though, or is it just something kind of normal and he wants to remember what he dreamed about? I can't exactly tell you which of those two it is. One of the smaller characters who makes an impact in some way though is Kieran's sister Kayla. I can by far say that I hated her in the beginning. She was the person in high school that you loved to hate. Overall though, she becomes key to helping Zip see more of her family.
So with all these minor characters, dreams, some sports thrown in, and maybe a little bit of crazy - why aren't you intrigued to read this? And, there's going to be a book two? Yes please!
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