Meet a teenager with some serious issues. Tara Nikkel is a girl with a ton of problems: cerebral palsy, asthma, and a severe peanut allergy (just to name a few). And if all that weren’t enough, Tara’s also an orphan with two clueless foster parents who live like professional couch potatoes. But everything changes for Tara when she ventures out on a stormy night to find her beloved beagle, Pudgy. Through an unexpected series of events, Tara finds herself in a magical realm known only as the “really real world”, a place where literally anything is possible.
Come join Tara on an adventure filled with magic, goblins, zombies, dragons—and more!
Ages 13 and up.
Tara Nikkel and the Dream Mage by R.A. Sapp
I found this book to be very interesting, not normally the typical style of books I read. The story though really got me, the characters were all very interesting and easy to understand and follow. I loved how the bad turned into good.
This story is about Tara, she has a disability, and lives in a not really good foster home. It starts with her going school, she was home schooled and decided that she wanted to go to regular school. The kids are not really nice to her. After a bad day she goes home, her dog is missing and it is raining, she asked her foster Mom to help her find her dog, her foster Mom is too busy watching TV, so she goes at it alone, by the way she is using crutches. She sees her dog and then the next thing she knows she is in another world, the really real world. This place is totally different and not like anything at home.
Like the synopsis says it is a fantasy adventure filled with enough goblins, zombies to keep you hooked right up to the thrilling conclusion.
This is an awesome book for ages 13+
There is more to this story and I think knowing how the author came about to write this story even makes it better. Please check out the page About Tara.
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Tara Nikkel is more than just a fictitious character. She is a thirteen year girl with cerebral palsy and other crippling ailments who wanders out in a storm to find her lost dog, Pudgy. Through an unfortunate turn of events, Tara travels to the afterlife where she learns that she is, in fact, a powerful sorceress who has been chosen by the Guild for an important mission. Her story is about suffering and overcoming pain in the face of fear. Tara Nikkel battles goblins, zombies, and more in TARA NIKKEL AND THE DREAM MAGE.
I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl