Dreambender

Dreambender

Ronald Kidd / Jun 25, 2019

Dreambender Everyone in the City is assigned a job by the choosers keeper catcher computer Callie Crawford is a computer She works with numbers putting them together taking them apart Her work is important bu

  • Title: Dreambender
  • Author: Ronald Kidd
  • ISBN: 9780807517253
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Everyone in the City is assigned a job by the choosers keeper, catcher, computer Callie Crawford is a computer She works with numbers putting them together, taking them apart Her work is important, but sometimes she wants Jeremy Finn is a dreambender His job is to adjust people s dreams He and others like him quietly remove thoughts of music and art to keep thEveryone in the City is assigned a job by the choosers keeper, catcher, computer Callie Crawford is a computer She works with numbers putting them together, taking them apart Her work is important, but sometimes she wants Jeremy Finn is a dreambender His job is to adjust people s dreams He and others like him quietly remove thoughts of music and art to keep the people in the City from becoming too focused on themselves and their own feelings rather than on the world They need to keep the world safe from another Warming But Jeremy thinks music is beautiful, and when he pops into a dream of Callie singing, he becomes fascinated with her He begins to wonder if there is to life than being safe Defying his community and the role they have established for him, he sets off to find her in the real world Together, they will challenge their world s expectations But how far will they go to achieve their own dreams

    Dreambender by Ronald Kidd Dreambender is rated low for many reasons The sentence structure is extremely truncated, and creates some very awkward phrasing I had to re read several strangely worded short sentences several times to understand what Ronald Kidd, the author, was trying to say. Com Truise Dreambender YouTube Sep , Dreambender by Com Truise from the album In Decay. Dreambender RonaldKidd Dreambender Albert Whitman, Everyone in the City is assigned a job by the choosers keeper, catcher, computer Callie Crawford is a computer She works with numbers putting them together, taking them apart Her work is important, but sometimes she wants Jeremy Finn is a dreambender. DREAMBENDER by Ronald Kidd Kirkus Reviews On the other side of the great forest bordering the City lies the Meadow, where Jeremy is a dreambender trainee Unbeknown to the City dwellers, dreambenders monitor their sleeping minds, snuffing out dangerous tendencies, especially the most dreaded music. dreamBender dreamBender Twitter The latest Tweets from dreamBender dreamBender Indonesian Start up Company, laveraging technologies to solve world s grand challenges info dreambender Bandung We ve detected that JavaScript is disabled in your browser. Dreambender Albert Whitman Company Jeremy Finn is a dreambender His job is to adjust people s dreams He and others like him quietly remove thoughts of music and art to keep the people in the City from becoming too focused on themselves and their own feelings rather than on the world. Dreambender Publishers Weekly Jeremy Finn is a dreambender, a psychic dream therapist who enters the dreams of City residents and manipulates them, turning them away from thoughts or actions that might endanger the City s

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        Ronald Kidd is the author of thirteen novels for young readers, including the highly acclaimed Night on Fire and Monkey Town The Summer of the Scopes Trial His novels of adventure, comedy, mystery, and American history have received the Children s Choice Award, an Edgar Award nomination, and honors from the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library He is a two time O Neill playwright who lives in Nashville, Tennessee.


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    1. Dreambender is rated low for many reasons. The sentence structure is extremely truncated, and creates some very awkward phrasing. I had to re-read several strangely worded short sentences several times to understand what Ronald Kidd, the author, was trying to say. Another reason I rated this book so low is due to its similarity to the book, The Giver and many other dystopian world-based novels.I also found the narrative style to be very distracting to the flow of the overall story. Each chapter [...]


    2. Thank you Netgalley and Albert Whitman and Company for selecting me to read and review a digital ARC of this book.You don’t know me. You don’t see me. But I am there. Watching. Helping. Bending your dreams. --Dreambender by Ronald KiddAfter a catastrophic event called “The Warming” destroys Earth as we know it. Life has begun again, but with a very different structure that is guided by “The Plan”. The plan is a specific path and rules that were created to keep the world from another [...]


    3. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Big thanks to Albert Whitman & Company. "Watching Dreams was like looking into someone’s heart. It was magnificent, and it was awful.”In this post-apocalyptic world, devoid of artistic expression and machinery, Jeremy is a Dreambender. His job is to manipulate dreams to keep people on the straight and narrow by doing so. And he has an amazing gift for it until he’s forced to bend Callie's dream. She’s a computer, who is [...]


    4. I would like to thank Albert Whitman & Company + NetGalley for a copy of this e-ARC to review. Though I received this ebook for free, that has no impact upon the honesty of my review. Teaser: "Everyone in the City is assigned a job by the choosers--keeper, catcher, computer. Callie Crawford is a computer. She works with numbers: putting them together, taking them apart. Her work is important, but sometimes she wants more. Jeremy Finn is a dreambender. His job is to adjust people's dreams. H [...]


    5. While reading Dreambender I had a Dèjà vu momentHere's my face expression while I realized I had already read this story.The Bible meets Divergent?Read more on The Serial Reader Blog*This book was kindly sent to me via NetGalley by Albert Whitman & Company*


    6. I read that this book was like The Giver which is one of my favorite books for YA readers.I thoroughly enjoyed this book. My only complaint was that it seemed to end rather abruptly.


    7. The premise of this novel is faulty. Even if one's dreams are altered, that would not affect one's aspirations while awake. Plenty of goal-driven people don't even remember what they dream at night.The plot doesn't hold together well either. Jeremy is banished from the dreamscape for a year and warned that he will be banished forever if he disobeys this order. Not only does he return, but he admits to betraying their secret to a dreamer, and then threatens to expose the whole operation. Yet on t [...]


    8. This book was amazing!,it had wonderful writing style it showed how the characters felt in all the issues and problems that they were facing throughout the story.The vocabulary is very well writing and linked into all the right places.


    9. This was different. I'm not sure I've ever read anything quite like it before, at least in the way that it is so general a location. It's weird to think of someone controlling your dreams and thinking it is okay. I also can't imagine a world without music and art. Thought-provoking.



    10. Set in an undefined future after the Warming, dream benders peek in on people's dreams, altering them to ensure peace and compliance in the City. But Jeremy has a lot of questions, and these questions can sometimes get him in trouble. This is the case when he peeks in on Cassie's dream, and refuses to alter the music that's in it. He is now questioning the correctness of the society that he lives in, and sets out to meet the dreamer. ---This book reminded me a lot of the Giver, which isn't neces [...]


    11. Review originally published 19 February 2016 at Falling Letters. I received a copy from the publisher via Netgalley.Oh dear. This was not a good book. I wouldn't have finished this book if it wasn't an ARC. Thankfully now the remainder of my year's reading should all be uphill from here! The story falls extremely short of the copy description, which seems full of potential. Unfortunately there is nothing more to the story. All aspects (world building, character development, prose, etc.) lack any [...]


    12. Callie Crawford is a thirteen-year-old girl who is a Computer. As a Computer, she works with numbers, putting them together and taking them apart. Everyone in the City has a place in society. The Warming is a time when people relied on machines. However, machines are taboo to talk about and same goes for war, violence, art and music. Callie has always wondered what is beyond the City. She is curious about what life is like without so many rules. What if people can choose their own jobs?Jeremy Fi [...]



    13. koeur.wordpress/2016/01/1Publisher: Albert WhitmanPublishing Date: March 2016ISBN:9780807517253Genre: FantasyRating: 1.4/5Publishers Description: Everyone in the City is assigned a job by the choosers–keeper, catcher, computer. Callie Crawford is a computer. She works with numbers: putting them together, taking them apart. Her work is important, but sometimes she wants more. Jeremy Finn is a dreambender. His job is to adjust people’s dreams. He and others like him quietly remove thoughts of [...]


    14. I went into this book blind, so I had no clue what it was about. I think that really made the experience much more enjoyable, and I had a fun time reading the book. It did take me a while to get through though and while I had fun reading it it wasn't the greatest book.The plot was definitely the best part of the book because it kept me trapped in the entire time I was reading it. It was so original and the characters were so new that the reader just gets caught up into the story. I thought Jerem [...]


    15. I enjoyed this subdued dystopian story. The entire time I was reading it I felt Jonas from them Giver fluttering in my subconscious. Although there were many similarities, I like the direction that Kidd took with this story. I liked the connection that was made between machines and Global Warming. The idea that each person was assigned a job like Callie who was a computer and Jeremy the dream bender. It was Jeremy's job to keep everyone focused on their work and not on their personal wants and d [...]


    16. After surviving the Warming humans are taking look at how to avoid another world catastrophe. Unfortunately that means removing things that make human existence worth living; hope, music, love and dreams. Dream benders enter people’s dreams and stop them from experiencing and maybe following through on violent and destructive actions. When the people from the City and the Between discover what is going on, one dream bender realizes they are ruining peoples lives. This unique look at an apocaly [...]


    17. Dreambender is a futuristic fantasy novel. After the warming people live in The City where their jobs are chosen for them. Music is banned as are machines. Jeremy is a dream bender. He goes into other people's dreams and bends them to fix them. He removes dreams about forbidden things. Jeremy is content until he enters the dream of a girl who dreams of singing. The beauty of her dream challenges what he's been raised to believe. This a great novel for upper elementary and younger middle school s [...]


    18. Imagine being able to bend (change) another persons' dreams. Jeremy has been trained to bend dreams. There are rules to follow one being not to meet in person whose dream you have changed. I have wanted to know more about dreams and how they shape our lives this isn't that kind of book. It is a soft light hearted book where dreams can be changed to better ones life but is it really to better a life when thoughts of singing and art are no longer permitted. I think 5,6 and 7 graders would enjoy th [...]


    19. When I began reading the book, it reminded me of The Giver by Lois Lowry. After “The Warming”, people were manipulated by “the Dream Benders” with the goal of keeping society safe. However, one Dream Bender questions whether this is right. I enjoyed the book, but I didn’t feel compelled to read it all in one sitting. It did take a bit of time for me to become invested in the characters and there wasn’t a lot of action in the story. It was more about the relationships between the char [...]


    20. Loved this Sci-Fi thriller. However, I can't put it in my K-5 library for one eensie weensie sentence. Jeremy, a Dreambender in practice, is realizing why people aren't allowed to become Dreambenders until 13 yrs because what he sees in other people's dreams. The book states "there was love and there was sex, and the two weren't always the same." Thoughts from my other K-5 people?!?!


    21. I was very disappointed in this book. The idea behind it is fascinating, but it was not well carried out. The characters are underdeveloped and unrelatable and the plot is slow and rather boring sometimes.


    22. The GiverCity of Ember al.I liked this book but didn't love it. I liked the concept of mind control via the dreamscape. I wanted to love it, but I would have liked to have MORE. character development and especially more world-building.


    23. E ARC from Edelweiss.Futuristic dystopia where everyone is assigned a job, and most of the history has been lost this just seemed like something I'd read before, and the dystopia trend is thankfully passing. Will pass.


    24. loved everything about it!! one of my favorites ever, and i fell in love with the characters. 10/10 recommend!!




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