“Screamcatcher: Dream Chasers" by Chris Stevenson
⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5
This is a good start to the book, but in the UK everything is metric measurements now, so I very much doubt that the readers this book is aimed at will understand what the author means with the “nearly three foot in diameter” means getting on for a metre… even older teens are unlikely to be able to imagine it!
Same with the word choices of “fetid odor emanating” too! I’m already thinking that the readers will need a dictionary or a parent/carer/teacher to understand some of the word choices and I’m only a few pages into it so far!
I hope the author has permission from Wikipedia, Benadryl and Motrin to use their brand names in the novel!!
It’s getting better the further you read, so it’s worth sticking by it if you want to… it’s just way too telling, too many characters and using too many brand names which could get the author into legal hot water if they haven’t got permission to use them.
The author is really into their stride now! There could still be improvements and speech instead of descriptions but so far so good with this now!
The last chapter is a bit confusing… it’s just copied and pasted from the start of the book, isn’t it??
Not sure if it’s been copied and pasted word for word, but the last few paragraphs of the book make sense and it’s a positive ending.
There have been a few dull, boring bits throughout the book, but it definitely deserves the four stars I’m giving it now that I’ve finished reading it!