Lucid (Hardcover)

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    Sloane Margaret Jameson (Sloane) is an average high schooler, a straight-A student with a two brothers, caring parents, and a best friend.
    Sloane Margaret Jameson (Maggie) is a young New York actress whose career is on the rise, a starlet with a little sister, a mother she can't count on, and no real friends to speak of.
Every single night, Sloane and Maggie dream each other's lives. They each live one life during waking hours, and an entirely different one while they sleep. They each have their own ways of coping (Sloane keeps it a secret while Maggie sees a psychologist), but in the end, they're pretty used to their odd existence. Each assumes that the other is imaginary: after all, they've tried to seek each other out, without ever yielding results. But one day, after almost eighteen years of their peacefully mingled existence, Sloane and Maggie's relationship changes. They start seeing people from the wrong lives. Why is Maggie being sought out by Sloane's dead friend, Bill? Why is Sloane being attacked by Maggie's agent (and ex-boyfriend), Thomas? Is one of them awake? Is one of them dreaming? Or are they both just descending slowly into insanity?
    Lucid is a haunting, beautiful, and gripping book that will leave you awake late at night, devouring the last pages long after everyone else is already dreaming. Best for ages fourteen and up.

— Lily

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What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?

Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more different--except for one thing. They share a secret that they can't tell a soul. At night, they dream that they're each other.

The deeper they're pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.

This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers' hearts.

About the Author


Ron Bass is the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of "Rain Man," "My Best Friend's Wedding," and "The Joy Luck Club," among many others. He has collaborated on screenplays with Adrienne Stoltz for the past ten years. This is their first novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781595145192
ISBN-10: 1595145192
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2012
Pages: 342
Language: English
 

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