by: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
Dream Catchers is Sandy Lo’s second novel. Her debut novel, Lost In You was an engaging read and Dream Catchers follows suit. This is the kind of book you read and wish it was your own real-life story.
Dream Catchers is a coming of age story that follows Haley Foster, a sheltered twenty year old that comes from a wealthy family. As each day goes by she finds herself in the same routine, following what her parents expect of her and not really being able to explore what she wants to do with her life. The novel starts off with Haley getting ready to return home for the summer to intern at her father’s law firm. Both of her parents are lawyers and she’s well on becoming one herself. She decides to take the bus home instead of being chauffeured and manages to get stranded with the attractive, struggling musician type, but “has got to be bad news”, Jordan Walsh. He dares her to come to New York City with him to see how the other side lives. From the start these two clash, but without her wallet, cell phone and not wanting to get lectured by her parents she takes up Jordan on his offer. As they find their way to New York, she finds herself at a battle of the bands show, where Jordan turns out to be the lead singer of an up and coming rock band called Tortured. She is mesmerized by his stage presence and as the two start to get close, Haley begins to enjoy life and is torn on what to do after her two weeks of bliss come to an end. Continue Reading