Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wake - Lisa McMann
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....
I have been meaning to get this book for a long time now, so when I got $120 for chapters this year Christmas I decided to get this as well as other books,(some I have reviewed already some are on the way) and have some fun.
In 'wake' I loved how from the very first page the author shows that Janie isn't normal that she can slip into other people's dreams. In the beginning the book jumped around from present past tense so it made it a tad confusing but when you realize what was going on here able to understand. I found this helps the reader understand Janie's past and how this it dreamed walking, that's what I'll call it, has been happening since she was little.
Then there is her relationship with Caleb, though I found it a touch cliché that she would crush on him on after having always made fun of him when her and her friend were younger, I still found the relationship very cute. Ligula starts to act. I could feel Janie's confusion and anger towards him, I felt as if I were in her position… Almost as if I were her.
The plots in this book could be interested in reading until it was nothing left to read. I enjoyed reading this book I would recommend it to really anybody looking for an interesting read. so with all this being said I rate this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, a 10.
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