Gone (Wake Trilogy Series #3) [NOOK Book]


Things should be great for Janie?she has graduated from high school and is spending her summer with Cabel, the guy she?s totally in love with. But deep down she?s panicking about how she?s going to survive her future when getting sucked into other people?s dreams is really starting to take its toll.

Things get even more complicated when she meets her father for the very first time?and he?s in a coma. As Janie uncovers his secret past, she ...
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Things should be great for Janie—she has graduated from high school and is spending her summer with Cabel, the guy she’s totally in love with. But deep down she’s panicking about how she’s going to survive her future when getting sucked into other people’s dreams is really starting to take its toll.

Things get even more complicated when she meets her father for the very first time—and he’s in a coma. As Janie uncovers his secret past, she begins to realize that the choice thought she had has more dire consequences than she ever imagined.
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Editorial Reviews

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)
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442413863
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 4/3/2010
  • Series: Wake , #3
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 48,067
  • Age range: 14 years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lisa McMann
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).
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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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Interviews & Essays


Writing Gone, knowing it was the end, was so difficult that I procrastinated quite ferociously. I knew that once I started, I'd have to go underground like I always do when I write a book-I just attack it full on and write until I'm crooked and crazy every day for a month or six weeks or so, surfacing to order takeout or absent mindedly say hello to my children and husband. But this time it was different. Not only would it have to be a perfect ending to a trilogy, but I'd have to attack it without transferring my own sad feelings onto the pages. I needed to be in the right place in my head before I could start.

Finally, one day in August 2008, I could procrastinate no longer. I sat down for five weeks, wrote my heart out, and surfaced again with a finished draft. All I knew is that I loved the ending. I cried through half of it, but it felt good to me. And I was so glad to be finished with the hard part-there was no way on earth that I could ever do that again. I was overjoyed to go to the editing stages, and I polished it up, nice and shiny.

My agent read it. "I think you'll need to make some changes," he said, "but let's see what Jen has to say."

"But the ending!" I cried. "The ending! Isn't it great?" I didn't want to hear about the other stuff.

"Sure, the ending's great. Let's wait for Jen."

I was certain Jen would love it.

I was certainly wrong.

It wasn't good enough.

It took me four days to finally get up the courage to read through the editorial letter, and then I cried for four more. And then I had to face the truth: Jen was totally right, and I was totally wrong. My last hurrah wasn't strong enough. I had been holding back, not wanting it all to end. And though she didn't say it outright, I knew what had to happen. Not just some tweaking. Not just a thorough edit. Gone needed a full rewrite. A do-over.

And so, with only three weeks of solid work time before I was to leave on the Fade tour, after all the tears were cried out and I had my determination back, I found a theme song for Janie-Dido's "Here With Me." I turned that song on full blast-it has this awesome pounding beat-and I closed my eyes, playing it over and over for an hour or more, picturing Janie. How she'd feel after the thing with Durbin, how she'd really feel once the dust settled on the green notebook. And then I turned off the music and started from scratch, but this time from a very raw place. No more holding back. And I wrote that futhermucker again, with all the grit and determination it needed to be a survivor.

I never wanted to say good-bye, but I've done it twice now. And the second time felt incredibly good and right. I hope you think so too.

A year later, I'm so excited for Gone to hit the bookstores, but I haven't been sitting idle. I'm on to new adventures and fresh beginnings with new characters. Cryer's Cross is my next young adult novel. It's a stand-alone paranormal thriller with a side of creepy and of course, a bit of romance. No dreams this time around, but there's definitely something unexplainable going on. Seventeen-year-old Kendall lives with her parents on a potato farm in a tiny community in Montana, where nothing bad ever happens until Jacián Obregon comes to town and a ninth-grade girl goes missing.

Additionally, I have a few other books in the works with Simon & Schuster. Again in the young adult department, slated for spring 2012, Dead to You is an emotional thriller about a missing boy who finds his way home after being gone nine years. And for my first foray into the world of middle grade, I am so excited to share with you The Unwanteds, a dystopian fantasy about kids who are exiled from their homeland when they display signs of creativity to a hidden world where they are trained to use their abilities and hone their magical skills. Look for this one in fall 2011.

In the meantime, please enjoy Gone and drop by my website to let me know what you think. http://lisamcmann.com

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  • Posted February 11, 2010

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    I really enjoyed this series & I'm sad to see it's GONE :(

    This book was a quick read. I started it and finished it in one sitting (few hours). I wish that this book would have been longer. I think that for the last book in the series it was a little short. I am torn on whether or not I liked the ending. Not ever story can have the perfect walking off into the sunset ending and I can appreciate the more practical ending for this book but still I didn't feel the closure that is needed for the end if a series. All that being said I would still recommend this book for those who have read the first two. If you didn't read those then this one won't mean much to you. I did enjoy this series and I am sad that it is over :(

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2010

    sort of disappointing

    i read this book in a few hours and i was disappointed. i expected so much more from this author. the first two books were great, but this one didnt own up to my expectations. im sorry to see the series over, especially when GONE was left open-ended. i would recommend reading itif you read WAKE and FADE.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2010

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    Highly recommend this trilogy!

    When we last left Janie in FADE, things were looking very, very bleak. It didn't seem possible that she could ever have a happy life--not with her boyfriend Cabel, not with her gift/curse of being pulled into other people's dreams, not in her relationships with her mother or her peers--none of it.

    But GONE brings Janie, and us, to a very emotional, TOTALLY unexpected, and completely satisfying end. Plenty of suspense, impossible choices, and heart-wrenching truths in this wild ride to the ending of the trilogy. Highly recommend!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

    Went downhill

    I really enjoyed the first novel in this trilogy but by the third book, it all went downhill. The last book "GONE" had no real story line or suspense. You pretty much knew what was going to happen and basically all you had was a book about the main character's "feelings" and her final decision which bounced around for the last half of the book. Boring and not worth my time. Was hoping for an exciting ending and very dissapointed.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2010

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    Flat read

    I just finished Gone and I am not really sure what to think. Imagine that.

    Gone picks up shortly after her and Cabels graduation. She has to make a decision between going to school, staying with Cabel, dropping in on others dreams and becoming blind with gnarled fingers or the alternative, isolation. She loves Cabel and knows his sincerity, but feels guilty for asking him to stay with her knowing what she will become. While pondering this, Janie finally meets her dad. Sort of. Through her dads dreams and her own, she finally comes to a decision, several decisions actually.

    This book has failed to live up to my expectations. Janie is in a pity party for three-quarters of the book, there is an obscene amount of unnecessary cussing, the story arch is flat and Janie's mom is still in the running for the worst parent in the world.

    I miss the Janie from Wake and Fade!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2010

    A book that keeps you want more!!

    This book keeps you wanting more, I really enjoyed it because for me I'm not the big reader but I must say that Lisa McMann does a very good job bringing the reader into the book. This book is considered fantasy and mystery and when these to genres are combined they make a good combination.This is the last book of the series where Janie is faced with a hard decision and doesn't know what to do. She also becomes mature and realizes this is her life and her decision. If you have read the series then you know that Janie has the power of being sucked into people's dreams but in this book she has to choose to live isolated so she can live her life from being sucked into people's dreams or stay with the ones she loves. Well I don't want to give the book away so read it and trust me you won't regret it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2010

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    What an Ending!

    So often I find myself disappointed with the final installments of series. Not this time. I loved wake and fade, and Gone was such a great end to this series because it went deeper into Janie's life and what she had to do. I liked that this last installment didn't leave the reader in the dark like a lot of books, but I knew Janie was going to be okay in her future after all she went through. A really fast read! I'm going to reread the whole trilogy again this weekend. Thank you Lisa McMann for writing an amazing trilogy!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2009

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    reviews & ratings are for if you've read the book

    You people do realize that reviews and ratings for books are only if you've read the book, not others in a series.

    For all you know this book could be horrible and the other two books be amazing.

    The first two may have been amazing, but I suggest you don't post a review based on previous books in a series.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2010

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    Sort of glad it's over....

    Well the final book wasn't very thrilling but it was a decent ending to the trilogy. The wrtiting style drove me crazy ( not in a good way) But the characters were well described and the plot was fairly decent as well...Overall I'd still say it's a mediocre story so it gets a mediocre rating from me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2010

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    Awwwwww Man :(

    I was really disappointed in this last book. The other too were so good I couldn't wait for this book. Now that I've read it I'm so sad. I don't know what was about this one. It didn't even catch my attention as the other ones had. Yeah, sorry. I 'm glad i finished the series but I'm not happy with the ending

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2010

    Somewhat of a let down

    After the first two books, I was excited to see how it would end. I was surprised at the slow pace and lack of story. I was a little disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2010

    Not sad the series is Gone

    I read Gone in a couple of hours and really...it lacked substance. I fell in love with wake, my love started to fade with Fade and once Gone came around, so was my love. With a plot set up for a miserable ending with two options: be miserable by yourself, or, be miserable with Cabel, things might seem a little predictable. Of course, there's always the option of something incredible happening that the misery (aka blind, cripple, gnarled) disappears altogether. With so few strings left to be tied, i was expecting plot twists and new characters, new things to keep me on the edge of my seat and reading all night to finish. Instead, i fell asleep. There were little things here and there to keep my interest but other than that, nothing wowed me or brought back the feeling i recieved from Wake. For the first time, i found McMann's brief writing annoying and the lack of description possibly contributing to the reason the book seemed so empty. By the end of the book, i felt like it as three steps forward one step back. It took McMann two hundred pages of brief writing to end the book the same way it started. Open ended.

    Don't get me wrong. This is not by any means a terrible book. However, easily the third (aka last) favorite of the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2010


    I started reading this series as soon as it came out and I LOVED IT. Wake and Fade were amazing and I was really looking forward to Gone. I got the book yesterday and finished it. I was really disapointedwith it, Gone didn't live up to the other books in the series what so ever. I thought it would be soo much better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2009

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    Reviewed by Lesley for TeensReadToo.com

    In the final installment of Lisa McMann's DREAM CATCHER trilogy, Janie finds herself in a dilemma a little closer to home.

    Janie receives a phone call that her mother is in the hospital. Once there, she discovers it is not her mother that needs help, but a mysterious man in a coma who seems to be calling to her from his dreams.

    By her side is her boyfriend, Cabel, who tries to help her as much as he can. When he starts to have terrifying dreams, Janie becomes torn between the love she has for him and what she feels is right to make him happy.

    Janie is learning more and more about herself and what a Dream Catcher's life entails. The last book is a conclusion of her final decision of her life ahead, what she needs for herself, and what she wants it to be for her and Cabel.

    If you haven't read the first two books of this series, WAKE and FADE, you will be lost throughout the third. A lot of the conversations had and people met are from the others, so I recommend you read them first.

    You won't be disappointed - this series is one of the best for Young Adult readers!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2009

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    Amazing book!

    I finished this book like last week. I got it early because i won a contest thingy that Simon & Schuster were doing. It was really good. Very deep. Its not AS good as the other two books but its still really good. Once i started i couldnt put it down. Its also really emotional. Janie has to make a few really tough decisions. I wont say what they are, you'll just have to read the book. Definitley worth buying!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014


    I love hisi actually read these three amazing books way more than once im sure ill come back and read it again lol i just love it so much!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted June 24, 2013

    i enjoyed so much this series, too bad it's ended :(

    i enjoyed so much this series, too bad it's ended :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012


    Love the series but y the end? Sad to see it go i couldnt put this one down so good left m wanting more

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    This final chapter in the Wake trilogy doesn¿t have the same kin

    This final chapter in the Wake trilogy doesn’t have the same kind of excitement from the first two. Here the conflict is solely within Janie herself and what options she has for her future. Her past comes colliding with her present and she’s forced to face her mother, Cabel, and everyone else in her life, and make the decision that will mean everything.

    It was a nice change of pace to read strictly about Janie and her life around her ability. There’s no case she and Cabel are working on, and we really focus on her as she explores the life of the stranger (that’s right, I’m not telling you who this person is), and tries to reconcile everything in her life with what she thinks is best. The only problem with this is that it slows the pace down a bit.

    In the end, it’s still an enjoyable book as we find closure to Janie’s story, even knowing how hard her future’s going to be one way or another. It’s a heart wrenching trip on a different level than the last two books, and I couldn’t really ask for more from the final chapter.

    Lisa McMann finishes the trilogy with a heartwarming finale. Every relationship in Janie’s life is capped in some way, and we’re shown that Janie is looking forward to her future, which is more than she could say previously. Don’t miss the conclusion in the Wake trilogy with Gone!

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    This book is pretty bare bones in style of writing, story, plot

    This book is pretty bare bones in style of writing, story, plot and theme. Everything that has been in the first two books seems to have magically disappeared. There is no real conflict. I don't care for Janie as much as I did in the first two books. In fact, I'm completely annoyed by her. For someone who travels into dreams and sees the darkest part of human nature, you would think that she'd be strong enough to handle certain things.

    Cabel. He's mainly just a shell of himself. He was a little too perfect in this installment. That annoyed me. Everything seemed to roll of his back. This is the same person who liked Janie even when he was undercover and had to pretend to like someone else.

    It pained me to the point that I had to put the book down a few times, because I couldn't stand all the self-degradation that Janie was feeling for herself. I really just wanted to slap her around and tell her to grow up and deal with things like adults do. Adults don't run away or isolate themselves. We pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and do what we have to to make it through another day. I felt her pain was self-inflicted and she was the one who could control her destiny. Not leave it to others to make that decision for her.

    Introducing the stranger into her life was the wrong way to go with the last book in the series. I don't think it wrapped anything up for us. It didn't explore new avenues for Janie to look into. We didn't get any insight into why she is a dream catcher. Nothing was really tied up nicely and given to us on a platter.

    I'm a huge fan of Lisa and this series, but this ending just disappointed me.

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