Better Reading Kids Preview: Dreaming by Starlight by Siobhan Curham

Better Reading Kids Preview: Dreaming by Starlight by Siobhan Curham

Friends make dreams come true.

Jazz and her parents have just moved to Brighton from Sydney, so that Jazz’s dad can pursue his career as a music producer. Jazz is finding it difficult to fit into her new school, and her love of surfing seems destined to be quashed for ever. Not only do Brighton’s beaches have stones instead of sand and water that is downright freezing, but there doesn’t seem to be a surfboard in sight.

When she meets her older cousin, Amber, at a family dinner in London. Amber senses Jazz’s unhappiness and tells her about the Moonlight Dreamers, a secret society of likeminded friends that she’d founded years earlier. Amber suggests that Jazz seek out a group of soulmates too and form her own Moonlight Dreamers.

At first Jazz is wary, but then decides to leave postcards for prospective soulmates, just as her cousin had. And so a new group of Moonlight Dreamers is born. Allegra, Hope, Portia and Jazz may be very different but they soon become firm friends who are always there for one another. They listen to each other’s problems and support each other’s hopes – and help them make their dreams come true.

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Your Preview Verdict: Dreaming by Starlight by Siobhan Curham

Review | Preview

29 June 2022

Your Preview Verdict: Dreaming by Starlight by Siobhan Curham

Publisher details

Dreaming by Starlight
Author
Siobhan Curham
Publisher
Walker Books
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
04 August, 2022
ISBN
9781529504019

Synopsis

Ages 12+

Jazz and her parents have just moved to Brighton from Sydney, so that Jazz's dad can pursue his career as a music producer. Jazz is finding it difficult to fit into her new school, and her love of surfing seems destined to be quashed for ever. Not only do Brighton's beaches have stones instead of sand and water that is downright freezing, but there doesn't seem to be a surfboard in sight. When she meets her older cousin, Amber, at a family dinner in London. Amber senses Jazz's unhappiness and tells her about the Moonlight Dreamers, a secret society of likeminded friends that she'd founded years earlier. Amber suggests that Jazz seek out a group of soulmates too and form her own Moonlight Dreamers. At first Jazz is wary, but then decides to leave postcards for prospective soulmates, just as her cousin had. And so a new group of Moonlight Dreamers is born. Allegra, Hope, Portia and Jazz may be very different but they soon become firm friends who are always there for one another. They listen to each other's problems and support each other's hopes – and help them make their dreams come true.

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  1. Lee Taranto says:

    Hello I received a copy of this book but can’t find the link to post my review. Could someone please help me out. Thanks