Review: How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True is an adorable story. Zoe and her cousin are interns at a very Disney-esque theme park. Without giving away the plot completely, I will just say that the book is very similar to a story involving an oddly behaved and strangely attired proprietor of a chocolate factory. The major difference is that this involves fairy tale characters instead of chocolate. Because of the striking similarities, I was quite disappointed after I read this. (Actually, I was disappointed while I read it because the similarities made it so easy to predict what would happen.)

I know that it is almost impossible for people to have completely original ideas these days, but the similarities in this book and that classic piece of children’s literature are disheartening. Maybe it was unintentional, but it was still alarming that no one seemed to notice that sometime before it was published. This story just made me feel very uneasy.

That being said, the writing was actually worthy of more than three stars. If the story had been more original, then I definitely would have rated it higher.

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About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.