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Bryn Reyes is a real life sleeping beauty. Afflicted with Klein-Levin Syndrome, she suffers episodes of prolonged sleep that steal weeks, and sometimes even months, from her life. But unlike most KLS patients, she doesn’t spend each episode in a catatonic state or wake up with no recollection of the time she’s missed. Instead, Bryn spends half her life in an alternate reality made up of her memories. For Bryn, the past is a place, until one day a boy she’s never met before washes up on the illusory beach of her dreams with no memory of who he is.
But the appearance of this strange boy isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Bryn’s symptoms are worsening, her body weakening as she’s plagued by hallucinations even while awake. Her only hope of finding a cure is to undergo experimental treatment created by a German specialist. But when Dr. Banz reveals that he knows more about her strange symptoms than he originally let on, Bryn learns that the boy in her head might actually be the key to understanding what’s happening to her, and worse, that if she doesn’t find out his identity before it’s too late, they both may not survive.
This is the first book in the three book The In Between Girl series by Laekan Zea Kemp. This book is 289 pages long.
Bryn is not your typical teenager. Unlike most teenagers, she spends a lot of time in bed sleeping. She has an illness called KLS which means she falls asleep for days, sometimes weeks, at a time. She has missed a lot of her teenage life because of the illness and is struggling just to finish her senior year of high school while dreaming of college. During one of her episodes, she encounters something odd. There is a boy in her mind who isn't supposed to be there.
I really liked this book. It had me guessing and wanting to skip forward to see what the heck was going on.
The only thing I really didn't like was that it ended with a huge cliffhanger that made me turn the page and wonder where the missing pages were. But it only made me want to get book two more.