This is something I found over on Just Another Book Addict =), and I thought I'd do my own. There are so many great books out there that get overlooked (especially if they've been out for a while)!
Every Saturday, you share (recommend) a book, preferably one that you haven't reviewed yet. It's just a way to get other books out into the blogging world. This is NOT a review.
Today I'm going to recommend Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson.
Theo has always dreamed of belonging to a real family. Her dream seems to come true when she is mysteriously "adopted" by the warm Kaldor clan. For the first time, Theo has brand new clothes, things of her own, security, and good friends. But, as time passes, the magic of Theo's new life begins to fade--really fade. In fact, Theo herself is vanishing.... (Product description from Amazon.com.)
I must have read this book years ago, close to when it first came out. It's by a Canadian author, and it's set in a location with which I'm pretty familiar. Theo meets the Kaldors on the ferry between Vancouver and Victoria; I'd just finished a year of university at UVic, so the ferry was something I knew quite well. It's always kind of cool to be able to identify with aspects of a story because you know the location.
But this is also a good story. It's a middle-grade book, but I read it when I was 19 or so and I still really enjoyed it. I was first introduced to the author after reading A Handful of Time and the Guests of War trilogy (The Sky is Falling, Looking at the Moon, and The Lights Go On Again); all of those books are good, but Awake and Dreaming is probably my favourite Kit Pearson novel. If you've never heard of this author or read any of her books, I'd recommend starting with this one.