IN DREAMS (Norra Latin)

Sara B. Elfgren

Tamar’s dream is to become an actress. Clea has grown up in the theatre and on film sets. One rainy day in August they enter the esteemed theatre programme at Norra Latin Upper Secondary School in Stockholm. They are in the same class, but are worlds apart.

Tamar has left her family and friends and moved to a new city, only to realize that she doesn’t fit in at her new school. Clea is born and raised in Stockholm and effortlessly ends up at the top of the hierarchy at Norra Latin.

But the venerable building harbors many secrets. A tragedy that occurred during the time Norra Latin was a boys’ school has transformed into urban legend. During the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the auditorium, a teacher died and one of the young actors disappeared without a trace. What happened on that night almost seventy years ago? What is fact and what is myth? And who walks in the shadows of Norra Latin?

In Dreams is the first part in a quartet of stand alone novels. 

578 pages


Sweden: Rabén & Sjögren


“The author creates a young adult novel in the intersection between realism, urban fantasy, historical fiction and horror. (…) The author uses literary references and mythology in a skilful manner. (…) Sara B. Elfgren’s lucid prose is masterfully balanced. (…) The result is a thoroughly well-written page turner that will linger with the reader, young people as well as adults.”

“OK, this is SO great. The writing, the characters and the story. And those of you who have read the Engelsfors trilogy won’t be disappointed.”
Children’s Book Club / SWE

“I couldn’t stop reading and finished at four in the morning. (…) A book for everyone who loves the fantasy genre. Inclusive and innovative.”
Sara “SongBird” Linderholm / Swedish YouTuber with over 100,000 followers.