Wake by Lisa McMann

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I did stop reading this book until I was done with it. It got my attention from the first page to the last page. This novel was very easy to comprehend, which I like. You don’t have to reread parts of it if you didn’t understand it.
-Teen Ink

Synopsis

Not all dreams are sweet.

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody- notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....
 

About Lisa McMann

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Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog through her website at LisaMcMann.com or, better yet, find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan) or follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann).
 
Published March 4, 2008 by Simon Pulse. 225 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All: 7 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 0

Examiner

Good
on Oct 23 2011

Wake is a solid, quick read. It delves out of the comfort zone of most young adult fiction and excels at truly presenting real looks at the most private moments of its characters.

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Teen Reads

Above average
on Mar 04 2008

Lose yourself in a spooky, breathless world of secrets and deceit. This is a book about dreams that will keep you awake all night.

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Booklist Online

Good
on Apr 15 2008

A fast pace, a great mix of teen angst and supernatural experiences, and an eerie, attention-grabbing cover will make this a hit.

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Teen Ink

Good
on Apr 23 2013

I did stop reading this book until I was done with it. It got my attention from the first page to the last page. This novel was very easy to comprehend, which I like. You don’t have to reread parts of it if you didn’t understand it.

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Teen Ink

Good
on Apr 23 2013

Lisa McMann's novel Wake is very addicting. It pulled me into the book after reading the first chapter. I could not stop turning the pages. I couldn't help but wonder what would happen next and what would happen to Janie at the end.

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Teen Ink

Above average
on Dec 14 2011

Wake is a very interesting book about a girl named Janie who can go into people’s dreams and watch them. She tries to make them stop but then finds out that she’s not alone with her power.

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Bitten by Books

Excellent
on May 16 2011

I was absolutely fascinated by Wake! Janie’s inner strength was just amazing, and her determination to overcome her unpleasant home life and become successful is really inspiring. I liked the way the book was written...

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