Everyone knows that fourteen-year-old Eri Lane is different. She is too intense, always tells the truth, and she somehow knows things she shouldn’t. Her confused teachers know she’s different. The mean kids know. Her hardworking single mother knows. The cute, nerdy senior that she loves knows.
There is just something about Eri Lane. But none of them know just how different Eri really is, because absolutely none of them know that there are actually two worlds, the world of Dream and the world of Wake. Only Eri Lane and her best friend Malcolm Harris know that.
Eri and Malcolm never sleep, since they were twelve they have been among the special guardians of the boundary between the two worlds, known among themselves as the Awake.
Now it’s November of their sophomore year, and Eri has been having a hard enough time trying to repair psychic leaks all night, and then navigate the ups and downs of being the black sheep of Marchland High School for the Gifted every day (not to mention protecting Malcolm, who is openly gay, and their other best friend Ashley, who is too nice, from bullies), when a strange new creature shows up in the world of Dream, wreaking havoc and possibly even attempting to tear open the barrier between the two worlds.
Now, Eri has to figure out how to stop it/him, how to save the world, and most importantly, whether or not the world is worth saving.
From the reviewers:
The Metaphysical Double Life of Eri Lane is young adult paranormal fantasy with a difference. It’s not about vampires, werewolves, fairies or witches, it’s about Awakes, those who can enter the dream world in their own bodies and who are entrusted to keeping the dream and waking world’s separate. Not only is the book highly imaginative and well written and constructed, but it also gives insights into why bullies bully, a topic that interests me greatly because of my soon to be published novella on the same theme. - Tahlia Newland
The thing I like most about this novel is that it’s not just for young adults, but for all ages. When you’re looking for a time away from vampires and werewolves like I often do, this is another perfect read. You’ll have a few good laughs as you follow Eri on her journey and absolutely fall in love with her by the end. - N.K. Richards
If you are looking for something different to read, and enjoy being sucked into a whole new world and letting your imagination run while, I suggest you pick this one up. - Krista Cubicleblindness
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