Monday, October 14, 2019

Blog Tour: Sam Saves the Night

About the Book
Author: Shari Simpson
Pub. Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 304

What would you do if you could stay out all night and not get in trouble?

Thirteen-year-old Sam has no friends, but you can't really blame her. She lives her life in a state of chronic exhaustion thanks to her nightly sleepwalking jaunts, which include trips to the store, treehouse-building projects, and breaking-and-entering escapades-none of which she remembers in the morning. Her condition is taking its toll on her family (and her life), so when her mom takes her to see a wacky strip-mall sleep specialist, Sam is wary, but 100 percent in.

The night after the doc works his mojo, Sam wakes up outside her body, watching herself sleep. FREAKY! But once she gets over the panic attack, she realizes there's a whole world of detached-souls out there, called SleepWakers-cliques of kids like the Achieves, who use their sleep time to learn new things; the Numbs, who eat junk food and play video games all night long, and the OCDeeds who search for missing things and organize other people's stuff. And then there are the Mean Dreams, led by Madalynn Sucret, the nicest girl in Sam's school, who shows Sam that she can use her power to get back at a bully who's been tormenting her. Sam is intrigued-until it becomes clear that Madalynn is the real bully and the "tormentor" is just, well... sad. Now Sam is faced with uniting the various tribes of SleepWakers to fight back against Madalynn and the Mean Dreams in the most epic battle the night has ever seen.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book. I'm hoping it's the start of a new series because the end left us hanging - just a little bit. I loved the idea of SleepWalkers being able to do different things during the day - opposites from their daytime self. But also maybe more like their inner soul. I like how everyone found their own tribe. I felt terrible for Sam and her family for all that they had been through. I enjoyed uncovering more information about the SleepWalkers with Sam and seeing how she fit into the that world. I loved how she finally stood up for herself and pulled other people with her. 

Cover Thoughts: Cute
Source: Book sent for review
Library Recommendations: A fun middle grade read for your library.

About the Author:
Shari Simpson is a playwright and screenwriter who cowrote the off-Broadway hit Maybe Baby, It's You and the Disney Channel Original Movie The Swap, both with her longtime writing partner, Charlie Shahnaian. She also won the 2012 BlogHer Voice of the Year for Humor Writing. Shari lives in Hoboken, NJ, with a patient husband, two hilarious teenagers, a demonic cat, and her pug, Mila Kunis. This is her first novel.
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Follow the Tour:
10/14/2019- YA Book Nerd- Review
10/15/2019- Life Within The Pages- Review
10/16/2019- Review
10/17/2019- Fyrekatz Blog- Review
10/18/2019- The Try Everything- Excerpt

Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a finished copy of SAM SAVES THE NIGHT, US Only.

1 comment: said...

This looks like a book my daughter would really enjoy reading.