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Some Faraway Place, the third Bright Sessions novel from creator Lauren Shippen, features Rose, who has her humdrum life flipped upside down when she starts to travel into dreams.

Rose Atkinson’s mother can see the future. Her father can move things he doesn't touch. Her brother, Aaron, can read minds. And Rose, well, she makes a mean spaghetti bolognese.

Everyone else in her family is Atypical, which means they manifested an ability that defies the limits of the human experience. At 19, well past the average age of manifestation, Rose is stuck defending her decision not to go to college and instead working in the kitchen of a local restaurant, hoping to gain the experience she needs to become a chef.

When a rollerblading accident sends her to the hospital, she meets a girl she can't forget, and she starts to feel like maybe her life isn't quite so small. But when she starts falling asleep mid-conversation, she thinks, "Then again maybe I’m doomed to never have good things."

Rose should be happy to learn that she’s Atypical after all - that diving into dreams makes her a part of her family in the way she always wanted. But the more time she spends in the dreamworld, the more complicated her ability becomes. Trying to balance her work, her power, and a girlfriend who doesn’t know about Atypicals, Rose seeks help. But she soon discovers that being Atypical comes with dangers she never could have imagined. Even her carefully constructed dreamworld isn’t safe.

This is the story of Atypical Rose, who discovers that your dreams coming true isn’t always a good thing.

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Teen

©2021 Lauren Shippen (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Excellent visual writing paired with a heart jerking story

I definitely would recommend this to anyone invested to the atypical universe. While it takes place within the OG podcast timeline, nothing is recycled. It only adds new details to a already amazing story.

The transitions from each characters point of views are super easy to follow.

The story progresses at a consistent pace and builds up to a very satisfying ending.

It answers many questions and gives a great perspective on atypical struggles and breakthroughs.
Although I do wish Charlie read more of Damian’s lines in certain conversations. But Alanna’s performance doesn’t take away from the emotional scenes. She does an excellent job !

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  • 10-18-21

If you like the brights sessions (podcast)

I loved it, it's my favourite of the three bright sessions novels.
I didn't think I was going to like this one that much, I wasn't too invested in Rose in the podcast, but I really like her now.