I’ve just finished reading a YA book by author Beth M. Honeycutt. I’m so glad my friend Rochelle Bradley introduced me because the story What Dreams May Come is very, very sweet. And Ms. Honeycutt is a professional editor, which makes this a very polished read.
Ellie Cross, our young protagonist, has a frequent dream companion named Gabe. He visits her regularly, appearing as if on cue to commiserate over deep sorrows or share surprising joys. And she can spill her heart to him utterly since there’s no reason for regret or hesitation simply because Gabe isn’t real.
After all, her mother even paid a therapist to help convince Ellie. So the shy, overlooked girl makes the best of the situation, enjoying this long-lasting companionship as a private sanctuary. If she must keep Gabe’s continued appearance secret from her mother, then so be it. At least someone accepts her without judgment or disappointment.
I feel that Ellie, however bullied at school, could have easily come across as terribly unappreciative of the good in her life. I mean, things could be so much worse as the young lady herself comes to learn. However, Ms. Honeycutt does a lovely job of balancing over-reactive teenage angst with deep human pain.
As for escapism, who wouldn’t want their own private guardian angel? And maybe, just maybe, they can take real human form. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
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9 thoughts on “B Is For… Book Review – What Dreams May Come

  1. That sounds like a fun read, Darla! Thanks for sharing a peek into your TBR pile.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to read and review, Darla. I'm thrilled that you liked it!

  3. How nice of you all to comment. Best wishes to you and yours.

    It really was a fun read. Well done, Ms. Honeycutt!

  4. It sounds like a good read, and you're right–who wouldn't want their own personal guardian angel? I want one!!! Thanks for the review.

  5. Great review. I'm glad you liked the book. 🙂

  6. Thank you, Kern. I enjoyed your blog, for sure! Best wishes.

    Rochelle, you're a peach for telling me about the book. I'm happy to promote a talented fellow writer.

  7. Tess Miller says:

    Sounds like a great book, Darla! You made me want to read it.

  8. Thank you, Tess. I hope you enjoy the read about a teen I envy at the end of the day. ~grin~

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