The Dream Stealers by Devra Robitaille
The Dream Stealers is about the life of Devin, a young woman just in her teens. Her mother is gone and her father might as well be since he spends every waking moment building a laser spaceship. Devin goes about life much on her own until one fateful day her father boards the spaceship called the Traveler and leaves her behind promising to return in a few minutes; The Traveler returns hours later but without her father! The adventure begins when brave Devin straps herself into the spaceship and goes off in search of her father.
She discovers many things about herself, her mother, her father and her future. She finds herself in a race against dream stealers who are threatening the universe by stealing dreams and selling them on the black market. Devin and her new friends at the flight academy on orders from the Dream Council must find a way to stop the thieving bandits. Each dream that is stolen leaves the victim in a catatonic like state, a mere shadow of who they once were. Can Devin and her crew outsmart the Stealers?
Devra Robitaille, author and illustrator, creates a world that children and young adults will love. She builds her story around a young girl who is both strong and smart; who meets challenges head-on. This story stresses the importance of listening, thinking things through thoroughly and not rashly which is something most kids and young adults struggle with daily.
Her characters are strong, well developed with flowing dialog. The story is action packed and fun. While it is an easy read, you will be drawn into the story and find it difficult to put it down. The illustrations are simple but colorful – a strong representation of what faces Devin. Robitaille gives her readers glimpses of Devin’s mind as she works through the different situations before arriving at the right solution. Her words are vivid and detailed with several plot twists that keep the reader on the edge of their seat. The plot is well written and developed.
Robitaille weaves the story around lessons to be learned, questions that young adults ask themselves and gently guides them while keeping them entertained.
WordsAPlenty gives this book a five-star rating for its creativity.
The book will be released on February 19, 2017. Click here to purchase on or after that date.