When it comes to authors, J.J. DiBenedetto is a name that you don’t want to forget. He has created a masterpiece with his novel, Dream Student. This book is one that will grip your mind and pull you in from the very first page, and you won’t want to put it down until you finish reading it.
We all dream, even if we don’t remember our dreams, we all do it every single night while we sleep. Could you imagine what it would be like to not only dream, but to be able to leap into the dreams of others around you? To see their fantasies, fears, and desires of the world. One would think that would be a wonderful ability to possess.
In Dream Student, we are introduced to one Sara Barnes. Sara is a college student, and she is having some pretty strange dreams indeed. From the silly dreams of her friends in the dorm, to the fantasies of a man she has never met. Then there are the dark dreams of a dangerous person that Sara wishes she wasn’t dreaming about at all. Bound together with her closest friend and her new love, Sara Barnes is about to take a step into a reality that she has never known before.
Throughout the story, we feel a closeness to Sara as she reminds us all of our college days. The final exams that stress students out, as well as the friendships, laughter, parties and romance that once upon a time, we all have taken part of at some point in our lives. Aside from the familiar happy and silly dreams that Sara has, she also has dreams of something so brutal, so evil, that even she wishes she hadn’t dreamed at all. Can dreams that we have become our reality? You’ll have to read this outstanding novel to find out just how exciting, as well as dangerous, dreams can truly be.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)