It’s the summer of 1967, and the newspapers are full of stories about “missing girls”—teenagers who run away, looking for freedom and thrills in New York City. Carrie Schmidt feels like she’s missing, too—missing from her own life. Ever since her mother died four years ago, it’s as if she’s been sleepwalking. Then Carrie meets Mona Brockner, who knows the secret of “lucid dreaming,” being awake inside your dreams. Their friendship is Carrie’s chance to find her mother, wake up—and step into her future.
* “Intense and complex, as satisfying as finding a misplaced treasure.” —SLJ, starred review
An Association of Jewish Libraries Notable Book
About the Author
Lois Metzger was born in Queens and has always written for young adults. Her novels include the acclaimed A Trick of the Light and Change Places with Me. She has also written two nonfiction books about the Holocaust and has edited five anthologies. Her short stories have appeared in collections all over the world; her writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and The Huffington Post.