I have to admit, I am shocked to say that a story with Sophie was too short! It was interesting to see things from Sophie's point of view. Also it was great to see her introduction to her heritage. If you try to read Before I Wakewithout reading this novella first, you will be confused. I had thought this was just the story of Sophie's dad telling her about the family. It isn't. Sophie has her own little adventure with a new character that plays a big role in the next book.