The Cure For Dreaming
Votes for women!
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368 pages | £ 10.99 ( hardback/ ebook) Author: Cat Winters Publisher: Amulet Books
If a parent thought
their child’s dreams were irresponsible and impossible, would it be kinder for them to remove those dreams? And what if those dreams were things as simple as education and equality?
In 1900 Oregon, Olivia Mead’s father is so horrified by her sympathy with the suffragists that he pays a hypnotist to help her see the world as it truly is, which results in her seeing corrupted visions of the nature of people.
Olivia is a frustrating character, at once convinced of her rights to education and emancipation while continuing to allow the hypnotist to control her. This book is a timely reminder that political equality is hard fought for and hard fought against, but it’s too simplistic to fully engage. Rhian Drinkwater