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What's the name of this book i loved as a kid?

Asked by unacornea (314points) December 28th, 2008

i can’t remember the name or the author but i remember many many details about the plot, i read it several times as a kid. this was in the mid 80’s. i think i was about nine.

it’s about this girl who keeps having these dreams where she’s moving in slow motion and there are these flashing lights, and then she realizes there’s another kid from her school in the dream, and they start talking to each other about it. the dreams are always in black and white, no color. it turns out it is a memory of a UFO landing they were both at when they were little, and there was a woman there also who was pregnant. now her kid has telekinetic powers and the FBI is after him. the woman’s dog, who was also present at the UFO landing, is sending these dreams to the two kids to try to get help (get it, that’s why they’re in black and white). there’s this really climactic scene where the girl and the little kid are at a fair, running from the FBI, and they get on this ferris wheel and their car breaks and is hanging, and the kid uses his telekinetic power to make it float down to the ground.

if it’s not apparent, i loved this book a lot and i wish i could reread it. i’ve been asking around for a while but i don’t think it was very popular, nobody has heard of it. let me know if you know the name or the author or if you remember reading it.

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Jack79's avatar

sorry, doesn’t ring a bell, though it reminded me of a Terry Pratchett book called “Only you can save Mankind” which is fun to read as an adult. But it’s a boy called Johnny and he’s fighting the aliens through his computer game. Do you remember the girl’s name?

sancochito's avatar

I’m looking for this very same book. I also remembered the same highlights though you remembered a lot more. But what stuck with me was the cover of the book. It had the girl the boy and the dog coming towards you from a shining light in the background….let me know it you find t.

unacornea's avatar

i found out! it’s called “into the dream” by william sleator.

maggage's avatar

Hooray! I have been searching for this title for the last decade.
Thank you, all, very much.
This book changed my understanding of life on earth.
And, if you haven’t read it, pick up a copy of Into the Dream, published 1979. !

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