Gone (Wake Trilogy Series #3)
  • Gone (Wake Trilogy Series #3)
  • Gone (Wake Trilogy Series #3)

Gone (Wake Trilogy Series #3)

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by Lisa McMann

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Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she’d made her peace with it. But she can’t handle dragging Cabel down with her.

She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He’s amazing. And she’s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves—she has to disappear. And

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Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she’d made her peace with it. But she can’t handle dragging Cabel down with her.

She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He’s amazing. And she’s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves—she has to disappear. And it’s going to kill them both.

Then a stranger enters her life—and everything unravels. The future Janie once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she’d ever thought possible. She alone must decide between the lesser of two evils. And time is running out....

Editorial Reviews

Allison Matthews
Janie faces her first year of college with an agonizing dilemma before her. This tough 18-year-old is a dreamcatcher: she gets pulled into the dreams of nearby sleepers, who implore her to save them from their nightmares. She has learned to use her ability for others' good, but at a terrible personal cost. A fellow dreamcatcher has revealed to Janie that if she continues to use her power, she will become blind and crippled in a matter of years. The only solution, it seems, is for Janie to isolate herself from her mother, friends, and loving boyfriend—forever. As she struggles with her decision, her long-absent father appears on the scene, making Janie's choice more difficult than ever. Gone is best enjoyed in conjunction with the other books in McMann's Wake trilogy, but Janie's dark struggle is sure to intrigue readers. Reviewer: Allison Matthews
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Janie Hannagan is inadvertently and unwillingly drawn into other people's dreams and nightmares. In Fade (S & S, 2009), she uses her unique abilities to apprehend criminals. In contrast, Gone is a more personal story about Janie's attempts to come to terms with her troubled family and with the ways that dream catching will affect the rest of her life. Faced with an alcoholic and irresponsible mother, the teen finds some solace in her relationship with her boyfriend but then, unexpectedly, the father she's never known enters her life. Henry Feingold is suffering from a mysterious brain disorder. When Janie is drawn into his unconscious and continuous nightmare, she discovers that he, too, is a dream catcher, and she struggles to use her power to help him find release. As she finds out more about him, Janie faces a choice—use her abilities for the benefit of others and become blind and crippled in her '20s like her mentor, or isolate herself from other human beings, as her father did, to avoid entering their dreams. This is a fast-paced read, written in flashbacks and sentence fragments that suggest the dream state. Janie is a strong, appealing character, and the depictions of her emotional turmoil and her painful dilemma are absolutely believable. This book would make an interesting choice for a book-discussion group. However, it is necessary to have read Wake and Fade to understand everything that is occurring.—Kathleen E. Gruver, Burlington County Library, Westampton, NJ
Kirkus Reviews
McMann continues her conversational-style narration, but her usual quick pacing turns slower as she wraps up the trilogy that began with Wake (2008) and Fade (2009). Instead of solving crimes using her dream-catching abilities, Janie is spending the summer before college trying to resolve her own dilemma. She learns that the father she never knew has been living in an isolated house not far from her and now lies in a hospital bed. By entering his unconscious, she also learns that he is a dream catcher too, while a search through his home reveals that he has avoided the debilitating blindness and gnarled hands of Janie's dream-catching mentor, Miss Stubin, but has sacrificed love in the process. He begs her to consider Morton's Fork-a choice between two equally unpleasant alternatives-before shutting herself off from her boyfriend, Cabel, and the rest of the world. Fans will gain a real appreciation of Janie's quandary and rally behind the control she musters in her seemingly helpless situation. A fitting completion to this popular series. (Paranormal. YA)

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Wake Trilogy Series, #3
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5.84(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.89(d)
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14 Years

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By Lisa McMann

Simon Pulse

Copyright © 2010 Lisa McMann
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781416979180

9:39 a.m.

At the hospital, Janie moves carefully through the hallways as usual, watching for open doors. She gets caught in a weak dream but only for a few seconds?she barely even has to pause in step. They stand outside Henry?s room, Janie?s hand tense on the handle.

Static and shockingly bright colors. Again, Janie nearly crumples to her knees, but this time she is more prepared. She steps blindly toward the bed and Cabel helps her safely to the floor as her head pounds with noise. It?s more intense than ever.

Just when Janie thinks her eardrums are going to burst, the static dulls and the scene flickers to a woman in the dark once again. It?s the same woman as the day before, Janie?s certain, though she can?t make out any distinguishing features. And then Janie sees that the man is there too. It?s Henry, of course. It?s his dream. He?s in the shadows, sitting on a chair, watching the woman. Henry turns, looks at Janie and blinks. His eyes widen and he sits up straighter in his chair. ?Help me!? he pleads.

And then, like a broken filmstrip, the picture cuts out and the static is back, louder than ever, constant screamo in her ears. Janie struggles, head pounding. Tries pulling out of the dream, but she can?t focus?the static is messing up her ability to concentrate.

She?s flopping around on the floor now. Straining. Thinks Cabel is there, holding her, but she can?t feel anything now. The bright colors slam into her eyes, into her brain, into her body. The static is like pinpricks in every pore of her skin.

She?s trapped.

Trapped in the nightmare of a man who can?t wake up.

Janie struggles again, feeling like she?s suffocating now. Feeling like if she doesn?t get out of this mess, she might die here. Cabe! she screams in her head. Get me out of here!

But of course he can?t hear her.

She gathers up all her strength and pulls, groaning inwardly with such force that it hurts all the way through.

When the nightmare flickers to the picture of the woman again, Janie is just barely able to burst from her confines.

She gasps for breath.

?Janie?? Cabel?s voice is soft, urgent.

His finger paints her skin from forehead to cheek, his hand captures the back of her neck, and then he lifts her, carries her to the chair. ?Are you okay??

Janie can?t speak. She can?t see. Her body is numb. All she can do is nod.

And then, there?s a sound from across the room.

It?s certainly not Henry.

Copyright ? 2010 by Lisa McMann


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