I believe it was Hop on Pop, and I remember being sad because I thought my new ability meant my mom wouldn’t read with me anymore.
2. What are you reading right now?
I’m reading Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom (1998)
3. How does your garden grow?
It grows all right, considering the shade and the deer.
4. What is the last thing you Googled?
I just Googled the date of publication of the answer to #2.
5. What makes you cringe?
I cringe at remembering the day I led pioneer songs at the Minnesota State Fair.
From the author of the Birthmarked trilogy comes a fast-paced, psychologically thrilling novel about what happens when your dreams are not your own. The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students’ lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students’ schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What’s worse is, she starts to notice that the edges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there.
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Caragh M. O’Brien is the author of the BIRTHMARKED trilogy and THE VAULT OF DREAMERS, both from Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ms. O’Brien was educated at Williams College and earned her MA from Johns Hopkins University. She recently resigned from teaching high school English in order to write young adult novels.