Sleeper (Paperback)

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Sleeper (Paperback)


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Her dreams are your nightmares.

As if surviving high school wasn't hard enough, Sarah Reyes suffers from REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, a parasomnia that causes her to physically act out her dreams. When she almost snaps her friend's neck at a sleepover, Sarah and her nocturnal habits are thrust into the spotlight and she becomes a social pariah, complete with public humiliation.

When an experimental drug comes onto the market that promises nighttime normalcy, Sarah agrees to participate in the trial. At first, she seems to be cured. Then the side effects kick in. Why does a guy from her nightmare show up at school? Are the eerily similar dreams she's sharing with her classmates' coincidence or of her making? Is she losing her mind or does this drug offer way more than sleep?

MacKenzie Cadenhead is the author of the middle grade fantasy novel Sally’s Bones and co-author of the upcoming young reader series Marvel’s Super Hero Adventures. She is a trained dramaturg and former editor for Marvel comics. She lives in New York with her family and has at least one totally crazy dream a week. Visit her at

Product Details ISBN: 9781492636144
ISBN-10: 1492636142
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English
"Both savvy and vulnerable, Sarah draws readers in with her dry wit as she laments her fall from social grace. Well-placed social media and pop-culture references further anchor them in Sarah's increasingly surreal world. The paranormal elements of the story are suspenseful and surprising." — Kirkus Reviews

"Thrilling. Sleeper is entirely enthralling, with twists and layers that race through to the end." — Foreword Reviews

"The dream scenes are vivid, fast paced, and exhilarating, filled with monsters, both human and otherwise… romance buffs who like their love complicated, a little ugly, and very sexy may appreciate Sarah and Wes’ powerful if flawed connection." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

"Recommend for fans of Lisa McMann’s "Wake" series." — School Library Journal