This week I'm waiting on...
Aislinn is a girl with a
lot of dreams, but due to family issues (caused mostly by her
hard-drinking father), there's a lot standing in her way. While she
should be enjoying the summer with friends, Aislinn is kept under lock
and key and put in charge of her younger siblings. The average girl
might give up, but not Aislinn. A person, she says, should write their
dreams on their sleeve, putting them out there for the world to see,
because there's a good chance that someone might come along and help you
make your dream come true. What begins as a plea for help for her
father to stop drinking, turns into a spark that has the whole community
making their own dreamsleeves. At times heartbreaking, DREAMSLEEVES is
also surprising, powerful, and luminously hopeful. Everyone will see a
little of themselves in Aislinn, a girl with talent, ambition, and big
Honestly, I wanted to read this as soon as I heard the title. The cover isn't my favorite, but it does have some elements (the bubble!) that I really like. DREAMSLEEVES releases in April 2012.