First, do not confuse this novel with another novel, Rose and Hugo - relating to life after Hogwarts with Hermione and Ron! :)
A combination of fantasy and reality, all mixed into a life of disappointment.
Rose is living the average housewife's life. Husband works all the time, kids to manage, she has morphed into the overweight sweatpants portion of life. Her life is "okay".
But ever since she hit her head when she was small, she has also had another life....with Hugo on an imagined island with pink sand and mystical creatures.
One day the worlds collide. But Hugo in real life is very much not the Hugo of her dreams. Nor is she the Rose of his dreams. What is real, what isn't? Is it a brain injury or a separate fantasy life?
Where will she end up?
The story grows more fantastical at the end, but one still hangs in there to fine out what life Rose chooses......or does she even really have a choice?
St. Martin's Press
May 5th, 2015
Rose is disappointed with her life, though she has no reason to be - she has a beautiful family and a perfectly nice house in the suburbs. But to Rose, this ordinary life feels overshadowed by her other life - the one she leads every night in her dreams.
After a childhood accident, Rose's dreams take her to a wondrous island fraught with adventure. On this island, she has never been alone: she shares it with Hugo, a brave boy who's grown up with her into a hero of a man.
But when Rose stumbles across Hugo in real life, both her real and dream worlds are changed forever. Here is the man who has shared all of her incredible adventures in impossible places, who grew up with her, even if they aren't what either one imagined. Their chance encounter begins a cascade of questions, lies, and a dangerous obsession that threatens to topple everything she knows. Is she willing to let go of everything she holds dear to understand their extraordinary connection? And will it lead her to discover who she truly wants to be?