WHAT MY SOUL DOES WHEN I AM ASLEEP
Gaby is convinced her soul leaves when she is fast asleep. She has vivid, three-dimensional, mega screen dreams, but they seem too real to merely be dreams. When she starts dreaming of a dark, scary building, it terrifies her but she knows she needs to find something or someone - who or what she does not yet know.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Extraordinary Exciting Read!
The main character, Gaby, is engaging and endearing with her wry observations of ordinary life delivered with humor and feeling. But Gaby is not ordinary! Her experiences lead her to questions about her destiny and purpose in life, past and future lives, communication of souls in dreams, and predestined love. And she describes her experiences with a clarity of sensations that make you feel like you are there with her. You won’t be able to put this book down until the end. Super good read! Jennie on October 15, 2015
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Interesting story!
First of all, this book caught my attention by the title: "What my soul does when I am asleep". I'm always interested on the meaning of my dreams and I identify myself with this 11-year-old girl, specially when she says that she believes her soul goes gallivanting at night, when it is supposed to be resting, that's why she always wake up tired, no matter how long she sleep... The author tells a story in a very nice and precisely way. I like this story. It's interesting and fun to read. Sirleny Garcia on June 5, 2013
★ ★ ★ Interesting read
I want to give this novel a full 3.5 stars because I feel it's right in between. Ferreira is clearly a talented writer with an excellent handle on grammar, pacing and description. And her imagination is such that she creates a romance between a teenage girl and a boy she meets in a coma. However, I found myself wishing there was more emphasis on the romance than on the out-of-body experiences. This aspect of the story didn't engage me as much, but perhaps I was not the ideal reader. This was actually the first piece of Christian genre, or sub-genre, fiction I have ever read. NSReader on October 11, 2016
★ ★ ★ ★ Adventures in dreamland
This is an intriguing story about astral projection/OBEs and the challenges of dealing with these events as a 15 year old. It poses the question "where do our souls go when we dream?" Not your average YA story. There are layers and depths to explore that are quite profound. Highly recommended. Grace on October 5, 2016
★ ★ ★ Interesting and Imaginative - YA Fiction with a Twist!
The tale is constructed with a YA audience in mind and it slots nicely into the 'teen/paranormal/adventure' wing of this genre. Being a lifelong fan of this type of story I eagerly added it to my Kindle TBR list. Our heroine, Gaby (Gabriella) is an internet savvy thirteen year old, with an annoying younger brother, a sometimes exasperating mom (Sara) and a cheery 'whistle while you work' morning person dad, Gabriel, whom she is named after. Gaby is decidedly not a morning person, in fact her most interesting adventures in this story happen while she is fast asleep! Gaby's dream life is as 'real' as her waking hours, in fact she sometimes prefers her dreams. As our story opens her dreams have been turning darker and Gaby is starting to worry, both about her vivid dream experiences and the fact that her body seems 'abandoned' and stiff when she wakes. Her parents are not much help so she reaches out (via the internet) and begins to learn just how special and unique her 'talent' may be. Her burgeoning journey of self discovery is abruptly interrupted however by sudden and distressing news; her beloved grandma in Australia has had a stroke! The story picks up pace from there as Gaby and her whole family rush to be by her side. Gaby's dreams grow even more intense and the chaos and tension between her dark dreams and her waking nightmares carries us thru to this tales' somewhat muddled conclusion. I gave this story a rating of three stars, mostly due to the somewhat chaotic plotting and the lack of any significant character development of any of the other people in the story besides Gaby herself. Almost all of the dialog in the story is our heroine's internal monologue, which occludes the interesting premise of the tale. I do believe that the author has a very imaginative take on 'vivid dreaming' and both the paranormal and the spiritual could have been explored to great effect. That said, I think that for a trending younger YA type audience this tale may hold good appeal and not disappoint. Michael Lynes on October 16, 2015