Nightmare Escape (Dream Jumper, #1)
Ben has a problem. When he sleeps he dreams, and when he dreams, they're all nightmares! But he can also jump into other people's dreams. So when his friends start falling victim to an evil dream-monster that prevents them from waking, Ben knows he has to help them. Easier said than done when dreams can shift and the monster knows his way around the ever-changing landscape of the mind! With help from a talking rabbit-companion who has a mysterious past, Ben might just be able to defeat the monster and save his friends . . . if he can figure out how to use the power within him against his enemies.

Nightmare Escape (Dream Jumper, #1) Details

TitleNightmare Escape (Dream Jumper, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 28th, 2016
PublisherGraphix
ISBN-139780545826037
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Adventure, Comics

Nightmare Escape (Dream Jumper, #1) Review

  • Lola
    January 1, 1970
    This book is very… random.I don’t remember the last time I gave a one-star-rating to a graphic novel. For 99% percent of the time, they’re such short/fast reads that even if they’re not amazing exactly, they’re not long to read, and so, not synonym of nightmare.But I’m struggling to find anything redeemable about this.I didn’t like the graphics, and that’s super important seeing that this is a GRAPHIC novel. Not my style at all. The backgrounds are very bleak, as in there isn’t much else drawn This book is very… random.I don’t remember the last time I gave a one-star-rating to a graphic novel. For 99% percent of the time, they’re such short/fast reads that even if they’re not amazing exactly, they’re not long to read, and so, not synonym of nightmare.But I’m struggling to find anything redeemable about this.I didn’t like the graphics, and that’s super important seeing that this is a GRAPHIC novel. Not my style at all. The backgrounds are very bleak, as in there isn’t much else drawn except for the characters.And those colors. Digital ones. I’d choose watercolours anytime, if they all looked like the ones in this book. I usually don’t mind being thrown directly into the action upon starting a book, but it’s such a cliché for stories to start with nightmares. Such a cliché. (And I’ve got to admit that the idea of dream jumpers isn’t anything new either.)What I find so random about this, because I have no idea where it comes from is, 1) the magic, 2) the creatures, 3) the villain, 4) the dream jumping, 5) the psychotic doctors (falls under creatures, I guess) 6) the creatures, the creatures, the creatures, the creatures. Oh and the animal-morphing.They didn’t make any sense! Normally a world has a type – animals, fantastical creatures, weird humanoids, supernatural beings etc. but there was every weird thing you could possibly imagine in this!SO RANDOM.Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’
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  • Scott Robins
    January 1, 1970
    Thin, cliche plot, a lack of distinct characterization and artwork that doesn't quite fit with the tone of the book and the subject matter. It's a bit of a mishmash that doesn't quite come together. Unfortunately this a miss for me. Read from an ARC with unfinished artwork.
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  • Dolly
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book in the Dream Jumper series by Greg Grunberg.I loved that J.J. Abrams wrote the forward of this story and I anticipated that it would be a strange and wild tale.Having undergone numerous sleep studies myself, I could sympathize with Ben's trepidation about having to get covered in sensors and being monitored all night. It's no fun, and washing out the goop they put on your skin and in your hair is the absolute worst!Overall, it's a dramatic tale and a fun, fast read. I This is the first book in the Dream Jumper series by Greg Grunberg.I loved that J.J. Abrams wrote the forward of this story and I anticipated that it would be a strange and wild tale.Having undergone numerous sleep studies myself, I could sympathize with Ben's trepidation about having to get covered in sensors and being monitored all night. It's no fun, and washing out the goop they put on your skin and in your hair is the absolute worst!Overall, it's a dramatic tale and a fun, fast read. I really enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading Curse of the Harvester next.interesting quote:"What's with this random energy blast thing I can do now? What am I, a Tesla coil?" (p. 93)
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  • Annette
    January 1, 1970
    NIGHTMARE ESCAPE by Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom is the first book in the exciting new Dream Jumper graphic novel for middle grades.Like all kids, Ben has nightmares. What makes Ben unique is that his nightmares are real and he’s able to jump into the dreams of others. When his girlfriend is caught in an endless nightmare, Ben must defeat the nightmare monster with a little help from a talking rabbit. The book’s conclusion is satisfying, but leaves many questions unanswered and ready for NIGHTMARE ESCAPE by Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom is the first book in the exciting new Dream Jumper graphic novel for middle grades.Like all kids, Ben has nightmares. What makes Ben unique is that his nightmares are real and he’s able to jump into the dreams of others. When his girlfriend is caught in an endless nightmare, Ben must defeat the nightmare monster with a little help from a talking rabbit. The book’s conclusion is satisfying, but leaves many questions unanswered and ready for the next book in this engaging series.Librarian will find this graphic novel series popular among children who enjoy fantasy and adventure. The book’s high-quality, full-color illustration will add to the appeal. Build a library display featuring GRAPHIX titles to feature this new addition to the this popular collection. Or ,create a “nightmare” display featuring books connected to dreams and nightmares.Published by GRAPHIX, an imprint of Scholastic on June 28, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.
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  • Reading is my Escape
    January 1, 1970
    Old concept made new again... In Dream Jumper: Nightmare Escape Ben learns that he has a gift. He can jump into the dream world and see other people’s dreams. When Kaylee (his not girlfriend), falls into sub-rem sleep and can’t wake up, Ben decides he must find a way to save her. While asleep, Ben meets Lewis, a mysterious rabbit who helps him fight evil forces in the dream world.There are currently two books in the Dream Jumper series. The idea for this series came from a dream that author (and Old concept made new again...   In Dream Jumper: Nightmare Escape Ben learns that he has a gift. He can jump into the dream world and see other people’s dreams. When Kaylee (his not girlfriend), falls into sub-rem sleep and can’t wake up, Ben decides he must find a way to save her. While asleep, Ben meets Lewis, a mysterious rabbit who helps him fight evil forces in the dream world. There are currently two books in the Dream Jumper series. The idea for this series came from a dream that author (and actor) Greg Grunberg’s son had. The drawings are bright and cinematic feeling. They match perfectly with the story’s sense of adventure and mystery. I really enjoyed this one. The concept reminds me of the Freddy Kruger movies, but this is much tamer - meant for the younger set. Ben is a great character and I really like him. I will try to read the second book too. I also think I will suggest we add this to our elementary school library.
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  • Karissa
    January 1, 1970
    My son actually requested this from the library and I decided to read it before we returned it. This was a surprisingly well done middle grade fantasy graphic novel that I enjoyed a lot. I liked the main character Ben and how he helps other kids with their nightmares. His mom is concerned because of how tired he always is and rightfully so. This is an interesting storyline in itself, but the storyline gets infinitely more complex when Ben finds out that some of the kids he’s been helping My son actually requested this from the library and I decided to read it before we returned it. This was a surprisingly well done middle grade fantasy graphic novel that I enjoyed a lot. I liked the main character Ben and how he helps other kids with their nightmares. His mom is concerned because of how tired he always is and rightfully so. This is an interesting storyline in itself, but the storyline gets infinitely more complex when Ben finds out that some of the kids he’s been helping actually have some sort of sleeping sickness that won’t allow them to wake up. The illustration is colorful and fun and I enjoyed it a lot. The illustration is also easy to follow. I enjoyed the characters and both their family ties and friendships with each other. The story is intriguing and interesting. My 10 year old son absolutely loved this book as well and him and I are both dying to read the next installment in the series!Overall a very well done middle grade fantasy graphic novel. This book has great characters, a great story, and wonderful illustration. I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here! I would definitely recommend to those who like middle grade graphic novels and fantasy adventures.
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  • Rey Salgado
    January 1, 1970
    *Warning spoiler alerts*this book was about a kid named Ben that had lots of sleeping problems but not going to sleep it was his dreams he can go into anyone dreams and he has some power he had that he can save people in other peoples dreams/ nightmare and save them but every time he woke um he felt tired so his mom says that his sleeping problems reminds her of his dad and thing were the same with him till he past away, i notice this part that it seems like a mystery... Bens mom takes him to a *Warning spoiler alerts*this book was about a kid named Ben that had lots of sleeping problems but not going to sleep it was his dreams he can go into anyone dreams and he has some power he had that he can save people in other peoples dreams/ nightmare and save them but every time he woke um he felt tired so his mom says that his sleeping problems reminds her of his dad and thing were the same with him till he past away, i notice this part that it seems like a mystery... Bens mom takes him to a special doctor and he lays down and falls asleep and something in his dream happens and shuts off the power and the machines and so nothing worked cause it was a power he had so they couldn't fix it so Ben said that he was gonning to use it to jump into dreams and help people so thats why its called dream jumper and he help his freinds because they had some night mares that were bad so it was up to him to save them.
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  • Eujay D
    January 1, 1970
    This book was good and it was werid
  • J.O.
    January 1, 1970
    A great read for all ages!
  • TheMistressofBooks
    January 1, 1970
    Eh, this was a little meh and cliche, but I thinks kids will probably get a kick out of it. :/1.5
  • Christine Fitzgerald
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book in the series. It reminded me of the Amulet series, boy with a gift he doesn’t know about, yada, yada.
  • Lena
    January 1, 1970
    This was not one of my favorite graphics, unfortunately. The art is pretty stellar, though, so it gets a higher rating than the story itself. It had all the components that usually draw me in--a kid from a single-parent home, some magic, great illustrations. But for some reason I just didn't connect with the character or find him particularly sympathetic. The story won't stick with me forever, like some of my favorite graphics like Amulet or Zita the Spacegirl. I probably won't continue this This was not one of my favorite graphics, unfortunately. The art is pretty stellar, though, so it gets a higher rating than the story itself. It had all the components that usually draw me in--a kid from a single-parent home, some magic, great illustrations. But for some reason I just didn't connect with the character or find him particularly sympathetic. The story won't stick with me forever, like some of my favorite graphics like Amulet or Zita the Spacegirl. I probably won't continue this series, but if you're into graphics, it's worth checking off your list.
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  • Yessenia o.
    January 1, 1970
    (Dream Jumper#1) Nightmare Escape by Greg Grunberg is a nice book. i really loved the art on the book. well, this story is about this guy who has trouble sleeping but it was because he is a dream jumper in the story he tries to save the people in a sleeping comma. they are in a comma because the have been captured by a nightmare lord thing. and they will awaken if they get free in their dream. and it is his job to free them.
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  • Ms. Yingling
    January 1, 1970
    Library copyBen can travel into other people's dreams and help them. When his crush goes into a coma, he travels into her dreams and realizes she is trapped there, along with some other people. With the help of a white rabbit and a magic stone necklace, he manages to save the day and also meets his grandfather. There is still the mystery of what has happened to his father to be solved, setting up the series. I'm not a fan of graphic novels, but then I am not a visual person. I like to read Library copyBen can travel into other people's dreams and help them. When his crush goes into a coma, he travels into her dreams and realizes she is trapped there, along with some other people. With the help of a white rabbit and a magic stone necklace, he manages to save the day and also meets his grandfather. There is still the mystery of what has happened to his father to be solved, setting up the series. I'm not a fan of graphic novels, but then I am not a visual person. I like to read words, and preferably ones in 14-16 point font. I don't understand why my struggling readers are drawn to them, since the print is often so small, and it's hard for ME to integrate the text with the pictures to get the whole story. Also, I can't stand the smell of these, and it never seems to dissipate.That said, this had some good points. The text was clearer and easier to read, and the pictures were simpler as well. The story is easy enough to follow, although not fabulous. Much of the book was spent just setting up the series. Still, for my struggling readers, this is a step up from some the prefab graphic titles, but not as good as Hilo or Sunny Side Up.
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  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    Ben Maxwell spends many nights in a restless fashion, stuck in a series of nightmares. When he awakens, he recognizes some of the characters and features of his dreaming. Oddly, his classmate Kaylee disappears into a dream state one afternoon instead of showing up for their tutoring session. Since Ben's mother has been worried about her son, he volunteers for a sleep study and ends up going into a sub-rem state during which he is able to move into the dreams of others. He finds help from some Ben Maxwell spends many nights in a restless fashion, stuck in a series of nightmares. When he awakens, he recognizes some of the characters and features of his dreaming. Oddly, his classmate Kaylee disappears into a dream state one afternoon instead of showing up for their tutoring session. Since Ben's mother has been worried about her son, he volunteers for a sleep study and ends up going into a sub-rem state during which he is able to move into the dreams of others. He finds help from some unlikely sources, one of whom gives him a somni stone that has certain powers and is the goal of the evil Erebus. Readers will be able to use the hints on the final pages to guess what may lie ahead for Ben and the identity of Erebus. While I liked this well enough, I didn't find it nearly as compelling as other graphic novel series such as Amulet to which it's been compared. I will reserve judgment to change my review depending on the next installments. Still, it has appeal for late intermediate and early middle grade readers.
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  • Stacey
    January 1, 1970
    This adventure graphic novel will surely be a hit with Oddly Normal, Hilo, Amulet and Explorers fans. The main character goes in between reality and the dream world in a way that is both exciting and hilarious. There are many moments where the authors comedic timing really shines through. I shared the ARC with my students and they are impatiently waiting for book number two. The only point that was off was the needles in the first sequence. I felt that it was unnecessary and left the reader with This adventure graphic novel will surely be a hit with Oddly Normal, Hilo, Amulet and Explorers fans. The main character goes in between reality and the dream world in a way that is both exciting and hilarious. There are many moments where the authors comedic timing really shines through. I shared the ARC with my students and they are impatiently waiting for book number two. The only point that was off was the needles in the first sequence. I felt that it was unnecessary and left the reader with a bizarre vibe.
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  • Colona Public Library
    January 1, 1970
    I first picked this book up because it was written by Greg Grunberg. This graphic novel is about a boy who was wild dreams that included his school friends. He must rescue them from their nightmares. When his mother takes him to a sleep clinic to see why he is having all these nightmares, the adventure begins. The graphics are well done and I can't wait to read the next book.
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsA fun read about a kid named Ben who is a Dream Jumper which means he has the ability to interact within the dream world. Unfortunately there is an evil power at work within the dream world and Ben and his friends must stop it.First in a series.Vivid, colorful illustrations will appeal to students grades 3rd-8th
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  • Niki Marion
    January 1, 1970
    Who knew Greg Grunberg from Heroes was working on a graphic novel series? Cool concept--boy has ability to enter into the dreams of others (who kinda have the same experiences and share space in the alternate dreamworld)--and good artwork, but I was not super invested.
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  • Kim Mento
    January 1, 1970
    Very cute graphic novel. I thought the illustrations were amazing. In our library in the graphic novel section.
  • Suleiman heyidar
    January 1, 1970
    really good wonder if the other books would be better
  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    Read an ARC with unfinished artwork. Lots of cliched dialogue and plot devices and YET the main story is interesting enough that I want to keep reading. I'd give it 21/2 stars if I could.
  • Kenya Starflight
    January 1, 1970
    I'm always on the lookout for interesting-looking graphic novels, and so when I spotted the "Dream Jumper" series at the library, I was immediately intrigued. The bright colors and cartoony art style caught my eye, and the concept of being able to visit others' dreams seemed like a fascinating one. And I wasn't disappointed when I picked it up -- "Nightmare Escape," the first volume of the "Dream Jumper" series, is a fun read, with great art and a story that's shaping up to be an epic adventure. I'm always on the lookout for interesting-looking graphic novels, and so when I spotted the "Dream Jumper" series at the library, I was immediately intrigued. The bright colors and cartoony art style caught my eye, and the concept of being able to visit others' dreams seemed like a fascinating one. And I wasn't disappointed when I picked it up -- "Nightmare Escape," the first volume of the "Dream Jumper" series, is a fun read, with great art and a story that's shaping up to be an epic adventure.Ben has been having recurring nightmares of late -- nightmares involving being chased by strange creatures and, somehow, infiltrating the dreams of his friends! His mom, worried that something medical is going on, takes him to a sleep clinic... where Ben learns that a strange illness is trapping people in their dreams. When he falls asleep at said clinic, he's catapulted back into the dream world, where he learns the awful truth -- an evil entity is locking people in their nightmares and feeding off their souls! With the unlikely help of a talking rabbit and his crush from school, also trapped in the dream world, Ben must find a way to free all those stuck in the world of dreams, defeat an ancient evil, and make his way back to the waking world...The art style of this book is bright and cartoony, nicely stylized and conveying motion and action quite well. I tend to shy away from ultra-realistic art in graphic novels, as too often it strays into the uncanny valley, but the art style of "Dream Jumper" avoids that pitfall, giving us character designs that are unique without being grotesque or creepy. And the various creatures Ben runs into in the dream world straddle the line between ugly and weirdly cute -- save one of the villains, who looks nicely spooky.The story itself is nothing incredibly groundbreaking, but is still a great deal of fun to read, especially with the added element of a boy being able to travel between others' dreams. Sometimes a cliche story can still be made enjoyable and new via good characters, good writing, or the addition of a unique element, and "Dream Jumper" manages to deliver. The characters are a little forgettable, but still sympathetic -- and some revelations regarding a few characters lay the groundwork for the inevitable sequel.A fun read, especially for fans of Kazu Kibuishi's "Amulet" series or Jeff Smith's "Bone" series.
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  • Ayamesalami
    January 1, 1970
    (CHARACTERS)The characters look like their stereotype- and they are.Let's use Jake as an example. He is the main characters side kick- or friend. He is chubby and wears glasses. He's shorter and is used for only comic relief. He is basically the opposite of the main character. I know the book itself was pretty short and is a series, but because there was no character development or use for Jake at all, I couldn't connect with this series or characters.Next- the love interest. Her name is Kaylee. (CHARACTERS)The characters look like their stereotype- and they are.Let's use Jake as an example. He is the main characters side kick- or friend. He is chubby and wears glasses. He's shorter and is used for only comic relief. He is basically the opposite of the main character. I know the book itself was pretty short and is a series, but because there was no character development or use for Jake at all, I couldn't connect with this series or characters.Next- the love interest. Her name is Kaylee. She puts her hair up in a ponytail and wears a purple dress. At first I thought she looked like Isabelle from Phineas and Ferb. Anyways, so she is the girl that is pretty and perfect on the outside, but is kick butt on the inside. I'm fine with these characters. I really do like them! But I only like these characters if they're done WELL. She just seems forced in. Also did I mention that she ALSO does nothing? She does fight off a few bad guys but are you serious? I could care less about her or Jake's character.The main character- named Ben- is boring. Nothing for his design interests me. His personality is like a rock. He obviously acts nervous around Isab- I mean Kaylee, but when conflict or things start coming up, there is no build up! He isn't struggling. He beats all of the bad guys like he's been doing it for years, so what's the point?! I know the main character isn't going to die, but seriously, MAKE HIM STRUGGLE!(STORY)The story is all over the place. I don't even know how to explain it all.First it starts with a nightmare (CLICHE1). Then he wakes up, then argues with his mom and blaming her for the death of his dad which god knows why he blames her cause it isn't even her fault (EDGY KID CLICHE). There are so many more cliches, for example, there is some RANDOM TWIST which includes a sad family moment, but I couldn't feel sympathetic for the characters cause I just wanted to finish it.(OVERALL)I think this book is trash. Just search up a summary of this if you're really curious. This may be good for elementary students, but not for anyone above. The story is all over the place, going from magic to drama to nightmares to fighting monsters to a sad family moment which is the twist then the end- It's all over the place! Don't waste your time reading it.
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  • L.R. Diaz
    January 1, 1970
    I hated it. I hated it from the start. I hated it until the end. I'm an artist and usually that's the first thing I see. I skipped this book from the library a bunch of times and I finally decided to read it and it was a chore. Luckily I was in a good mood and the baby was sitting in the back seat sleeping in our car so I took the opportunity to give it a read. First I was not taken by the amateur look of the book. I think the art just looks rushed or amateur. They look like realized thumbnails I hated it. I hated it from the start. I hated it until the end. I'm an artist and usually that's the first thing I see. I skipped this book from the library a bunch of times and I finally decided to read it and it was a chore. Luckily I was in a good mood and the baby was sitting in the back seat sleeping in our car so I took the opportunity to give it a read. First I was not taken by the amateur look of the book. I think the art just looks rushed or amateur. They look like realized thumbnails which is what the artist starts with when trying to figure out an illustration or a series of sequences like a graphic novel. Very loose and usually not very good art. Then the story was just bad. Abysmal. A word I haven't used in a while. I can't believe JJ Abrams did the forward for this thing. I think he knows it sucks and just felt pressured or something. So many clichés in the the story and nothing new. Things we've seen in cartoons and children's movies. Yes there are expectations when you read something, but it's up to the storytellers to make mundane or typical situations or themes feel new and fresh. It's not here. This was written with an idea that kids are idiots and they'll like this, but the truth is that whatever kid reads this and may like as a kid when they come back 10 years later they will be disappointed. That is not how you create something. It needs to be amazing and written for adults for their inner child (I know cliché, but true). You want it to be great for kids and adults because that is everyone. I believe you can entertain kids as well as adults and this book didn't have that formula. Look at TenNapel. He can do that. He can make books great for both. They are not all good, but he's got the idea. Just plain disappointed and the fact it's written by a well known actor makes me hate it even more. maybe it's because it's that annoying guy and I just imagine him saying to his agent, "Let's write a graphic novel."Hey graphic novels are cool now. I have an idea. Let's just get a guy to draw it in a month (the whole thing) and haphazardly color it by someone else. I'll stick some words in it and bam! Instant success." Nope. Not a chance. This book needed a strong editor. A Conan of an editor to save it. I think it actually could have been saved by a great editor. Not here.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Ben doesn't understand why he's been having such vivid dreams of rescuing kids he actually knows from nightmare situations--and at least one of the kids knows that's what Ben does (he wants to monetize it). Ben's mother doesn't understand why he's always exhausted, so takes him to a sleep clinic. The clinic has an oddly high number of patients locked into a permanent REM state--including the girl Ben has a crush on. Eager to save Kaylee from whatever nightmare she's in, Ben dives into sleep, and Ben doesn't understand why he's been having such vivid dreams of rescuing kids he actually knows from nightmare situations--and at least one of the kids knows that's what Ben does (he wants to monetize it). Ben's mother doesn't understand why he's always exhausted, so takes him to a sleep clinic. The clinic has an oddly high number of patients locked into a permanent REM state--including the girl Ben has a crush on. Eager to save Kaylee from whatever nightmare she's in, Ben dives into sleep, and finds himself also trapped in the dream world. He hears from another dream jumper that evil beings are constantly trying to take over the dream world, and it might start affecting the real world (I was a little fuzzy on this point--might be misreporting). As one of the few dream jumpers left--dream jumpers have special powers in the dream world--Ben has to go rescue the trapped kids from the nightmare monster who has them. And that's just the start of the series...I enjoyed this one, and think kids will like it if they can figure out the fantasy world--I found it a bit confusing, but I'm a fantasy reader so I just kind of go with it! The drawing is more cartoony than a lot of graphic novels--even more so than artists like Kibuishi. The colors are strong and bright and defined, and the monsters are well imagined. Hand this to kids who like TenNapel.
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  • Alex Hoisington
    January 1, 1970
    In this story, you see a kid that can go into other people's dreams. His mom worries about him because he goes into those dreams and then something happens in them that wakes him up then he cannot go to sleep. During the book, he goes to a sleep therapist and something strange happens to him that he cannot wake up from. He then finds this rabbit that explains everything to him. After the kid is given this triangle looking thing that makes him and every kid or person in that deep sleep zone then In this story, you see a kid that can go into other people's dreams. His mom worries about him because he goes into those dreams and then something happens in them that wakes him up then he cannot go to sleep. During the book, he goes to a sleep therapist and something strange happens to him that he cannot wake up from. He then finds this rabbit that explains everything to him. After the kid is given this triangle looking thing that makes him and every kid or person in that deep sleep zone then wake up.This book I found intriguing because that got me thinking what if someone in our world can do that. What if people in our dreams have a dream with another person. What were to happen if someone could dream hop and found out a kid's secret in their school. That would be a bad thing for that kid because he might have to hear from the whole school about his secret.
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  • En-Jia
    January 1, 1970
    I have a prediction about why the nightmare lord wants the somni stone. I think he wants it so he can go back to the wake world. One detail that supports this idea is in the story Lewis told Ben about how the nightmare lord used to be a dream jumper, but he wanted power, so he betrayed the dream jumpers and joined the dark side. That means he used to be a dream jumper and could travel between worlds! And if he could do it then, why couldn't he do it now? I mean, he didn't lose his powers or I have a prediction about why the nightmare lord wants the somni stone. I think he wants it so he can go back to the wake world. One detail that supports this idea is in the story Lewis told Ben about how the nightmare lord used to be a dream jumper, but he wanted power, so he betrayed the dream jumpers and joined the dark side. That means he used to be a dream jumper and could travel between worlds! And if he could do it then, why couldn't he do it now? I mean, he didn't lose his powers or anything. Another detail that supports this idea is at the very end, the nightmare lord told Erebus that "my body is somewhere out there in the wake world, unable to rise! The old man's powers are binding me here, with you. The somni stone was my only hope for escape!!" That's why I think the nightmare lord wants the osmni stone to go to the wake world.
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    Ben has the special ability to be able to jump into other’s dreams. However, this ability means that almost every night Ben gets no sleep for himself. When Ben’s mom takes him to sleep specialist he finds friends and fellow classmates who are stuck in their dreams by a nightmare monster. He knows it is up to him to rescue his friends from their dreams and defeat the monster and willingly puts himself into a dangerous sleep. Along the way to rescuing his friends he finds out that he is a dream Ben has the special ability to be able to jump into other’s dreams. However, this ability means that almost every night Ben gets no sleep for himself. When Ben’s mom takes him to sleep specialist he finds friends and fellow classmates who are stuck in their dreams by a nightmare monster. He knows it is up to him to rescue his friends from their dreams and defeat the monster and willingly puts himself into a dangerous sleep. Along the way to rescuing his friends he finds out that he is a dream jumper and that another evil entity has been taking over the dream world. He finds help from other dream jumpers and learns more about his abilities in the dream world and how to rescue his friends. This is the just the first graphic novel in the DreamJumper series so readers will be able to look forward to Ben’s next adventure.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    This book was recommended to me by a student I don't know very well, and was he ever right!This graphic novel was unlike any other that I have read before! It had a really fascinating concept, about a boy named Ben who can jump into other people's dreams. There are cute woodland creatures, terrifying monsters, and a little bit of a middle school love story. I've said in a previous review that many graphic novels leave me wanting more, that they don't give me enough of the story. Not true for This book was recommended to me by a student I don't know very well, and was he ever right!This graphic novel was unlike any other that I have read before! It had a really fascinating concept, about a boy named Ben who can jump into other people's dreams. There are cute woodland creatures, terrifying monsters,  and a little bit of a middle school love story. I've said in a previous review that many graphic novels leave me wanting more, that they don't give me enough of the story. Not true for this one! It gave just enough explanation/back story that I felt I knew what was happening, while still showing a lot of the action with pictures. I'm glad this student talked me into taking the second one from the series too!
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