Friday, July 4, 2008
WAKE by Lisa McMann
I give it 5 out of 5 stars!
17-year-old Janie Hannagan is sick and tired of seeing other people's dreams. Ever since she was 8 whenever someone around her starts having an intense dream Janie will be sucked it in to it. She blacks out and practically has seizures when a really intense dream will hit her. She works at a nursing home and doesn't have too much trouble there because the older people have trouble sleeping so they rarely ever dream. But once in a while an intense dream will hit her and she has to try to keep it together, which can be extremely difficult at times.
Lately she's been being sucked in to Cabel Strumheller's dreams. A guy that is in her class but has been held back a year so he's 19 now. Cabel's dreams are the worst she's ever seen and they have the most horrible effect her. At one point she ends up telling Cabel about her problem and they start to get pretty close until Cabel starts hanging out with the popular girl (Shay) from her class and doing drug business with her dad. When Janie finds all this out she's extremely pissed off and has no idea what to even think of Cabel anymore.
In the meantime Janie has been able to start controlling the dreams that she's pulled in to. She can even stop herself from being pulled into a dream if she concentrates hard enough. Cabel keeps trying to make up with her and talk to Janie but she never lets him. Until one day when Cabel asks her to come see his boss because she wants to have a talk with Janie. At this point Janie is completely baffled but ends up going along anyway. What will she find out when she gets there?
Wow, this book was intense! It was a really quick read but so amazing. I can't wait until FADE comes out next year. I loved Janie and Cabel's characters. They were both so intense and just out there. Lisa has an amazing writing style, and I completely loved it. I was so caught up in this book the whole time I was reading it. I never wanted to put it down. Seriously, go read this book. You won't regret it, I promise! =)