As if being a teenaged girl wasn’t enough of a horror show, Sarah Lewis suffers from REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, a parasomnia that causes her to physically act out her dreams. When she enters an experimental drug trial that unleashes abilities she never imagined, Sarah will have to decide if with great power comes great responsibility—or the awesome ability to finally do whatever she wants.
Sleeper is a paranormal teen drama for people who wished Inception took place in the world of Heathers.
Praise for Sleeper
“Both savvy and vulnerable, Sarah draws readers in with her dry wit as she laments her fall from social grace…. The paranormal elements of the story are suspenseful and surprising.”
“Thrilling. Sleeper is entirely enthralling, with twists and layers that race through to the end.”
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
—School Library Journal
What was your inspiration for writing SLEEPER?
I am a big dreamer. I used to talk in my sleep and there was at least one sleepwalking event in my childhood that still weirds me out. I’ve always found sleep fascinating – particularly the unknown aspects of it. When I read an article in the New York Times Magazine back in 2003 about parasomnias that included R.E.M. Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD), I knew that someday I wanted to explore this affliction that caused people to physically act out their dreams while they slept.