- Page Count: 336
- Release Date: April 12, 2016
- My Rating: 3 stars
For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.
But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?
I’m still sort of sitting here like “whaaat did I just read.” That was weird…
Alice has been dreaming about a guy named Max for a long time, but she’s like really in love with him. To the point where her best friend knows details about this guy. Awkward. So anyways she moves from NYC to Boston and on her first day at her new school runs into… Max. In real life. This girl is just all sorts of awkward because she asks him if he remembers her. He says no, but throughout the next week Alice keeps asking him if he’s been to Brazil or Thailand on an elephant or any of her other dreams. Real Max has a really great girlfriend and is confused about whyyyy this Alice girl is on his case.
Meanwhile a nice guy named Oliver keeps trying to get Alice’s attention but she’s too obsessed with Max to notice. THEN IT GETS WEIRD because Max pulls Alice aside and says he remembers her and she’s the girl in his dreams and he’s in love with her… turns out they both went to some dream center as kids and people did experiments on them (to the point where they could somehow pick up later information on each other’s lives like allergies and soda preferences?? Just roll with it).
I was kind of just going with the story with a raised eyebrow until the ending. Not a fan. I really liked how there wasn’t any girl hate with Max’s girlfriend! Alice recognized she was a nice person and started to be her friend, but then Alice was a total jerk. The whole story was basically a bunch of cliche high school moments with some really odd stuff thrown in…