by Jen Minkman
Book: Stand Alon
Pub Date: Jan 1 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Author Request
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All Hannah longs for is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom’s log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben’s childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and Hannah can’t help but feeling more for him than just friendship.
But fate apparently has something else in store for her. And it’s not peace and quiet. Night after night, Hannah is plagued by strange nightmares about the past of Navajo Nation and terrifying shadows chasing her. They seem to come closer – and why is Josh always present in her dreams?
Sometimes, the past has a way of catching up with you.
So I'll be jumping ahead a bit since there is alot to cover in this book. Later in the book Hannah begins to have these dreams that become nightmares, and for some reason Josh ends up in them pretty much all the time. Plus the two of the spend more time together. Her feelings about Josh gets to a point she didn't think of. One day Josh and Ben are talking about their camping trip through the reservation. Hannah wanted more time with Josh, after figuring out what her name meant and now everything was looking better for her, however Josh says he has to go home. Once hes gone Hannah thinks if it had something to do with the coyote at the bridge. She then goes home and takes a sleeping pill, maybe it'll help with her dreams, because she has had enough of the story line at the bridge. With the pill being no effect, she heads into the kitchen where Ben is heading off for camping equipment with Josh. Meanwhile Hannah gets ready to spend the day with Emily. Once she meets up with Emily, she notices that Nick hasn't arrived yet. So she and Emily have time to talk, where Emily comes right out and asks her all these things about being called Sunbeam, seeing that Josh loves Hannah, and the weird things happening at rainbow bridge. Once Nick arrives and they are properly seated they begin talking some more. Hannah starts by saying they heard this coyote howl and that Josh gave her this look that he wanted to protect her. That's when he began to avoid her all afternoon. She starts to wonder if this is some supernatural warning. All these dreams seem to be coming from the same time. The past, where Josh looks the same, about 30 years old. Emily then promises to spend a few night with her and figure out what this all means....So maybe I shall stop there. This book overall was awesome. I love these styles of books and can't seem to find much that make me want to actually finish the book. But this one did and I can't wait for more.