By Lisa Ard
Illustrated by M. K. Nelson
64 pages -ages 7+ (kindle version reviewed)
Published by Puddletown Publishing Group on November 11, 2011
Twelve year-old Patrick is a Dream Seeker. So is his mom, older sister, and younger brother. The only one in the family that isn’t one, is his Dad. Patrick’s Dad is a geneticist trying to find the gene that makes people Dream Seekers so he can reverse it. What is a Dream Seeker? It is a person whose dreams have after effects in real life. Like if Patrick dreams about being in a desert with no suntan lotion he wakes up with major sunburn. Some Dream Seekers can also enter other people’s dreams. Patrick’s mom can control her dreams, but the kids can’t. Not all their dreams are sweet dreams…even when they are, they don’t all end well. Like when Patrick dreamed of eating a huge sundae, he woke up sick to his stomach. In Fright Flight, Patrick dreams of being a rocket ship pilot that has to get to an official meeting while battling bad guys but Patrick isn’t alone, Patrick’s mom enters his dream as the commander!
The idea of the Dream Seekers is absolutely cool! I like how their dreams can affect their lives and how some Dream Seekers that can control it can move into others’ dreams. The majority of the book is about Patrick’s dream (which is a good story) and not about what Dream Seekers are and how they can control it. I would have liked to know more about the Dream Seekers. Because it is the first book in the series, I really hope more details about Dream Seekers are in the next ones. I think the book was written really well for kids and it is completely clean for younger readers. There are some nice illustrations throughout the book that make it even more enjoyable to read! I am definitely getting the next book in the series and am looking forward to it.
For more information about Fright Flight and the Dream Seekers series, please visit Ms. Ard’s website HERE.
Here’s the cool book’s trailer!