Title: Screamcatcher: Web World
Author: Christy J. Breedlove
Published: April 23rd, 2019
Publisher: Melange Books, Fire & Ice Young Adult Division
The book Screamcatcher: Web World by Christy J. Breedlove follows seventeen-year-old Jory Pike who had just recently lost both her parents and has been having nightmares about their death ever since. The only relative that she keeps in contact with is her grandfather and with the death, they both rely on each other to find comfort. She is a half-blood Chippewa and finds herself using a dreamcatcher, gifted to her by Choice even though she does not believe in the tales of the old folklores. This changes when a sleepover had gone wrong and Jory and her friends find themselves sucked into the dreamcatcher. Now they have to find a way out of the nightmares that the dreamcatcher had trapped through the many years to get back home. As they venture through the webs on in the dreamcatcher, they start to question the folklores and what is the reality.
The first thing that should be acknowledged is the idea for the book. It is unique in the sense that many of the creatures that were mentioned in the book are not read about often in books. The author uses creatures from old folklores to help with the originality of the book on top of using a dreamcatcher as the subject of the story. Both of these assisted with creating an interesting plot.
Jory is a strong female lead but not strong to the point where she is invincible. Her character has a good mix of strength but even though she wants to appear strong, she also makes choices that shows that she knows when she needs help from others. In spite of being pursued by Choice, who is a great guy, she does not blindly give in to love. Choice is also an interesting character too because he can come off as a dork, especially when he interacts with Jory. The interactions between the two give off a refreshing feeling and make you want to see more of their interactions.
The overall plot was interesting and was able to keep me wanting to know more despite the limited amount of dialogue compared. There are also a few plot devices that were brought up in the beginning and the author did a great job of making it so that it leaves the reader wanting to know more about it.
Besides a few editing to some sentence for punctuations and fluidity to some sentences, this story makes an interesting book to read. I would recommend this to those who like to read folklore or looking for something different to read.
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