Fantasy Book Review: The Girl Who Could Not Dream

The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst

Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents’ bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend—a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named Monster—she must decide whom to trust with her family’s carefully guarded secrets. Who will help them, and who will betray them?

Sophie is a lonely girl with a unique talent. She can bring other people’s dreams into reality. Which is how she ended up with a pet Monster, who is as loyal as a dog – and can speak. Sophie helps her parents by collecting dreams from her fellow classmates. But when her parents disappear, Sophie, Monster, and a new friend try to track down the culprit.

The Girl Who Could Not Dream is a fun and exciting fantasy for middle readers on up. With fun and colorful characters, and plenty of mystery and suspense – this book was hard to put down. Durst’s novels are always a must-read for me. And this was another one to love – as it was a fun, light-hearted (yet with some dark imagery at times), and unique story.