By Lois Metzger (176 Pages)Ages 8-11 Publisher: Puffin, 2001
It's 1967, and Manhattan is full of "missing girls"-runaways looking for freedom. In nearby Queens, Carrie Schmidt feels like she's missing, too-missing from her own life. Ever since her mother died four years ago, it's as if she's been sleepwalking. Then Carrie meets Mona, who knows the secret of "lucid dreaming," being awake inside your dreams. Their friendship is Carrie's chance to find her mother-and wake up to her future.