Aidan J, a budding young author and Year 7 pupil from Ralph Sadleir has had his first short story published at the age 12. His book is called DreamWeavers and is inspired by the mature social and moral concepts seen in The Hunger Games.
Here is the synopsis of the book to give you a taste of what the book is about:
After being chosen to survive a corrupt contest, Santiago decides he will do all his best to try and get out alive. But after one of his friends dies, will he make it out alive? This is the Hunger Games meets your dreams. This is no ordinary nightmare!
Here is an extract from the book to whet your appetite:
“Today is of the NightDream, chosen from all around the world! It’s likely to be you but you never know,” exclaimed Santiago whilst climbing up the stairs. “Dad what if it’s me?”…
Interview with the author:
1. What inspired you to write DreamWeavers?
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins inspired me.
2. How long did it take you to write the book?
It took me 6 months to write the book.
3. Did your love of countries make you want to write the book?
Yes because I wanted to show my passion for countries in it.
4. Why did you write the book?
I had a lot of thoughts about writing a book and I just wanted to put them down on paper.
5. How old were you when you started to write the book?
I was 11.
6. What inspired the names in the book?
I searched on the internet names for characters.
7. Why did you choose the particular theme of the book?
I like the theme in the Hunger Games.
8. What about the Hunger Games did you like?
I like the way the country is split up and the killing (during the games itself).
DreamWeavers is available on the Kindle and Kindle app for smart phones.
Article and interview by Georgia L (Year 7).