About the Author
- Reading level: Ages 9-12
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Square Fish; First Edition edition (September 13, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312563752
- ISBN-13: 978-0312563752
Riley Bloom has a habit of overstepping boundaries, finding herself in places she doesn’t belong or shouldn’t be. None of that has stopped her before and in the third installment of Riley’s adventures in the Here and Now, she finds herself trying to reach out to her sister, Ever. She desperately craves becoming a teen and wishes she still had Ever in her life to guide her and offer advice. In some ways, Riley has matured incredibly, yet she still thinks impulsively, acts without thinking things through and speaks exactly what is on her mind. Not bad traits, but all together, they tend to push people away. Slowly, Riley is finding her place in the after life.
This series is really special and I love recommending it to younger readers. It hits on a lot of topics like self acceptance, the ability to learn from your mistakes, as well as the important concept of maturity. I loved the fact that Riley realizes her mistakes and learns from them. She finds herself drawn to Dreamland, a place where people can connect with the earth bound and finds her wishing she can communicated and get advice from his sister. She is still craving that all important birthday to become a teenager. She accidentally wanders into Dreamland, which she is told to avoid, and finds a hurt boy that really needs help letting go of that hurt, but finds her temper gets the best of her in trying to help him. I really can’t wait until the next installment.
I didn’t really enjoy Alyson’s Evermore novel so I’m reluctant to read this one. It doesn’t sound too bad though. Great review!