Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Dreamsleeves

As you all know by now, WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.
Join us and share your most anticipated reads!

Now this week, I decided to feature only 1 book. Because it sounds so amazing, it deserved our whole attention, I think.
See for yourselves...

Dreamsleeves by Coleen Murtagh Paratore

A powerful, radiant story about a girl who wears her dreams on her sleeve . . .
Aislinn is a girl with a lot of dreams, but due to family issues (caused mostly by her hard-drinking father), there's a lot standing in her way. While she should be enjoying the summer with friends, Aislinn is kept under lock and key and put in charge of her younger siblings. The average girl might give up, but not Aislinn. A person, she says, should write their dreams on their sleeve, putting them out there for the world to see, because there's a good chance that someone might come along and help you make your dream come true. What begins as a plea for help for her father to stop drinking, turns into a spark that has the whole community making their own dreamsleeves. At times heartbreaking, DREAMSLEEVES is also surprising, powerful, and luminously hopeful. Everyone will see a little of themselves in Aislinn, a girl with talent, ambition, and big dreams.

Things that got me excited about this book:
  • The hyper-amazing summary. I feel warm inside just by reading it, and with a summary like that, it has potential to be one of those ground-shaking, life-changing, and forever-favorite book.
  • Gorgeous cover. Oh so gorgeous! Kudos to the people from Scholastic's art design, because this cover could have not been any more beautiful.
  • Blurb. Stargirl's author, Jerry Spinelli blurbled this book(!). He thinks it's perfect for kids chasing their dreams *raises hand* I see one here.


  1. Whoa! never seen this one before! thnx so much for sharing! =D

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    Happy reading!
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  2. I love Coleen Murtagh Paratore's The Wedding Planner's Daughter so I'm pretty sure this one's pretty good, too. Incidentally, it's my first time to hear about this book so I want to thank you for sharing. :)

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  3. Sounds interesting! Hope you can get your hands on it soon.

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  4. Never heard of this book, sounds inspirational! Great pick!

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  5. Haven't heard of this one before now, but I love the cover! I also love a good family drama, so I'm adding it to me TBR. Great pick!

  6. Oh I love this author! I'll definitely pick this up. :) Thanks for putting it on my radar.

  7. Oh. I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds intriguing! Great pick! Thank you for sharing it!

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  8. That is a gorgeous cover! Also sounds very heartbreaking and heartwarming!

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  9. Totally love the synopsis! Seems like a very real story, definitely looking forward for this one.

    Awesome pick!

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  10. Oh my, it sounds like a wonderful read! And I agree with you,the cover is super gorgeous! I'll go and it on Goodreads. :) Thanks for sharing it!

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  11. Wow, this is a great pick! It sounds like a really good read, and I love the cover of this, too! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  12. This is my first look at Dreamsleeves. It looks like a good read. Thanks for sharing it.
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  13. Dreamsleeves sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

    I found your blog through In Between Writing and Reading's Blogger Lift and I love it! ♥ I'm a new follower!

  14. Sounds intriguing, enjoy.


  15. Hmm, haven't seen this one before; love the cover! New follower - feel free to stop by my blog! My WoW

  16. Thanks for sharing this one, I hadn't heard of it yet and I'm glad I found it! :)

  17. Sounds interesting. I didn't know about this book before now. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Sounds very emotional. I'll have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds interesting!
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  20. This one looks really awesome! My WOW-



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