This is the first S.A.S.S. book I've read and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. Though the main character in the beginning was almost too needy and, in a way, dependent on her boyfriend that I almost put the book down after the first two chapters, I kept on reading. Boy, am I glad I did! I actually feel as if I've been to Sweden, experienced their interesting culture and lived alongside these caring and fantastic charters.
Don't let the cover, name or series fool you: this is a beautifully culture-rich, fun loving book that I know I'll be reading over and over.
4.5 out of 5
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com
Sweden means two things for Calista: getting away from her annoyingly talented twin sister, and being reunited with her boyfriend.
But Sweden isn't at all what Cal expects. For one thing, she can't get a hold of her boyfriend. She's also living with a host family, taking all of her courses in Swedish, and needs to learn the language pronto!
As the semester unfolds, Cal begins to notice things about herself that she'd like to change when she gets back home, but for now she's content with soaking up both the language and the culture.
SWEDE DREAMS is part of the SASS series of high school students traveling around the world learning different cultures and languages. Cal realizes her true self on foreign soil and she's anxious to make a new beginning. Teens will love this series!