Wake (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Tired of being dragged into other people's dreams and watching their subconscious fantasies and fears revealed in all their glory, Jane's powers take a dangerous turn after she discovers that she is in a very scary dream in which she is not only an observer but an unwilling participant as well.

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Wake (Wake Trilogy Series #1)

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Overview

Tired of being dragged into other people's dreams and watching their subconscious fantasies and fears revealed in all their glory, Jane's powers take a dangerous turn after she discovers that she is in a very scary dream in which she is not only an observer but an unwilling participant as well.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606106764
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Series: Wake Trilogy Series , #1
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 210
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Lisa McMann
Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann is also the author of Wake. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa at http://lisamcmann.com or be her friend at http://www.myspace.com/lisamcmann.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2009

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    *Shrug* Nothing special.

    This book was ok. Not great. Not bad either. It started slow, didn't seem to catch my attention until probably about half way through. Based on the synoposis I was expecting a suspenseful book that would leave me afraid if I read it at night by myself. This is NOT the case. It seemed to be more about relationships, but kept light. She has a secret, she sees the dreams of those around her as they sleep. She tries to keep it a secret and is attempting to navigate life and relationships despite her "disability". There is some action, but not suspense. McMann didn't generate in me a lot of emotion for her characters. In fact, I felt indifferent, not really interested in reading any more of their story in the sequel, Fade. However, I decided to read it anyway since I didn't have any other books in mind. Surpisingly, I found Fade to be MUCH better and I actually enjoyed it. I only recommend this book because Fade is worth the read, and you need to know what happens in Wake to get to Fade. But as a stand-alone book I would not recommend it.

    41 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2008

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    AMAZING!

    Adolescents beware: Lisa McMann knows you. She knows your insecurities. She knows how you might look so together, yet be so screwed up.<BR/>This is why Wake rang so true for me--because I remember what it was like to be 15, 16, 17. It wasn't a lovely, dreamy existence; it was somewhat akin to living in a shark tank.<BR/>So I can relate to Janie's fear that she's a freak. It makes sense; she slips into other people's dreams, after all. Nasty, nasty dreams. Makes it kind of hard to look a friend in the eyes, when you've seen him beating his father to a pulp.<BR/>As an adult, I can also relate to Janie's dismissal of adults. She has yet to learn that we're all just older teenagers. So when McMann skillfully adds a touch of mystery, now and then, to the actions of Janie's miserably inept mother, I love it. Funny stuff. Well written story. Scary stuff. Surprisingly believable fantasy stuff.I highly recomment this one.

    20 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2009

    Greatest Book

    I could NOT put this book down! i actually did not put it donw until i was finished! it was absoulutley amazing! i was not sure i was going to like it at first, but as soon as i finished it i went out and bought 'Fade'. This book absolutley is a definite re-read because i thought it was that great. Many of my friends and even some teachers asked if they could borrow it. It is truelly an amazing read.

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2010

    not great

    This book was not great and I had to force myself to finish it. Very poorly written so if you a nut about correct english don't even touch it. I'm not and the sentence fragments alone drove me crazy

    11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2010

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    Very Good Book!! Finished in one sitting..

    I really enjoyed this book. It was very fast paced and had a great story line. I am always a sucker for a great love story in a book and this one does not disappoint. Janie and Cabel are a great pair and their characters compliment each other nicely. The general plot of the book is focused on Janie's Dream Catcher ability and how it is messing with her ability to live a normal life. Janie falls for Cabel fast and then is plagued by the fear that he is not to be trusted. The way the book is written could be confusing for some since the chapters are not you traditional 1,2,3 setup. This book is set up with sections and dates and times in order to organize the story flow. It can be hard to follow at first, but stick with it and you won't be disappointed.

    P.S. For those of you who are also Twilight fans and read Midnight Sun, you might be interested to know that on Lisa McMann's website you can read about 12 pages of Cabel's point of view. I was a little disappointed that all it covers is the bus ride Junior year, the skateboard ride, and a little of his time in Canada he finds out about Janie. But hey it is still worth a read!

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

    Wake is Bad

    it is so unrealistic and poorly written. the characters are difficult to relate to, there is nothing positive i can pull from this book.

    10 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2009

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    Loved It!!!

    I got this book at the libary one day (I thought the cover looked cool, and the 1st page immedatly draws you in!)
    It's about a girl who gets sucked into peoples dreames (she has to be in the same room as the sleeping person for her to go into their dreames)
    She can't help it, she hates it.
    I loved this book! GO READ IT!!!

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2009

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    DO I DARE DREAM?

    Don't ever make the mistake of wishing Janie Hannigan 'sweet dreams.' She knows for a fact that most dreams involve things that are either frightening, humiliating or well - earthy. Things like falling, public nakedness and wild booty calls. And the way she knows these things is Janie's secret, the one she is desperate to hide: Janie gets pulled into other people's dreams.
    Despite her determination to live on the fringe (easy, with her alcoholic, uncaring mother) and keep her ability a secret, Janie finds herself increasingly attracted to Cabel Sturmheller - an outcast from her neighborhood who seems to have feelings for her, too. Cabel and Janie's relationship is very sweetly drawn and although there are a couple of awkward plot points (the mysterious situation that keeps them apart, for instance) this is a very good read, fast-paced and satisfying.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

    What a book!!!!!

    Wake by Lisa McMann is absolutely ashoishing. I'm a teen who loves books especially the Twilight Saga or any Stephenie Meyer book, but after reading Wake....I have a new favorite author. She uses casual language to pull you in to the story and real life situations that teens get into such as drugs and achohol(not saying every teens does those things.....). I would recommend this book to any teen or young adult of any gender that wants a quick but satifying read. I can't wait to buy Lisa McMann's Fade(the sequel). You literally can't but Wake down. What a book!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2008

    A Great Read Indeed!

    The main character in this story is Janie Hannigan, an exceptional, intelligent, and gifted young lady. While riding on an Amtrak train with her mother that's going to Chicago at age eight, Janie discovers that is she different than most children, and realizes that she can dream. Her childhood consisted of poverty, not knowing who her father was, and facing the realization that her mother was an alcoholic. She grew up in Fieldridge, Michigan. A town that was labeled as white trash by the rich, snooty girls at school, who tormented and mistreated Janie from elementary through high school. By the time Janie entered sixth grade, she faced many challenges, and became stronger to fight off the obstacles in her life that knocked her off her feet. During her desperation to survive these challenges, a girl her age by the name of Carrie moves in next door, and becomes Janie's best friend. Although Janie could fight her way through the numerous problems she was faced with, there was one problem she realized she'd have great difficulty dealing with. Her greatest fear was her seizure-like disorder, causing recurrent dreams and nightmares, leaving her numb, hopeless, and scared. The only person she trusted to share her dreams with was Cabel, a young man who witnessed her dreams with both of them in the dream, and in the nightmares. At age sixteen, Janie began working in a nursing home, because the welfare checks her mother received only paid for rent, and booze. It was at this age when Janie realized that her dreams and nightmares were not considered normal, and that she needed help to overcome this greatest fear that haunted her everyday. She was able to read the lives of others through her dreams, and visualize the same dreams other people had. Her toughest battle was to help others in nightmares, and remove herself from other dreams she'd rather not be in. As she begins to write a journal about her dreams to overcome her fear, Cabel falls in love with her, and guides her every step of the way. Through this battle, Janie is faced with another problem, and her decision could affect her for the rest of her life. In order for Cabel to prove his love for her, she must struggle through another daring challenge. This compelling story holds the reader's attention from page one to the end, with interest and curiosity as to how the story will end. The talented author painted a splendid picture of her characters as Janie and Cabel came to life in the first few chapters. 'Wake' is enriched with the fine qualities that's required for movie viewing. A story where the reader can feel the sadness, happiness, and the emotional trauma that Janie is forced to face. I recommend this novel to teens and adults, who enjoy stories that can be based on real life situations, and can feel a sense of glory.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2010

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    Not worth the time.

    At first, after reading the reviews, I thought Wake would be an okay book to pick up and read, but I was wrong. First off, the writing is horrible. It doesn't keep you interested and it become easy to tune out. Second, I became easily lost in what was happening because of the rambles that seem to go on. And finally, the story seemed to have no plot what so ever. After reading it I still didn't quite understand what it was about.

    I don't recommend Awake to any strong readers.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2009

    GOOD READ, SLOW STYLE.

    I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK IT WAS AN EASY READ, I FINISHED IN A FEW HOURS. THE STYLE WASN'T MY TASTE (ALMOST LIKE IT WAS WRITTEN BY A JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT) BUT THE PLOT WAS GOOD. I WAS WAITING FOR SOMETHING MORE TO HAPPEN BUT I GUESS I WILL HAVE TO READ THE SECOND BOOK. GOOD BOOK TO READ WHEN YOUR LOUNGING. IT INSPIRED SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT DREAMS AS WELL. OVERALL THREE STARS.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2009

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    Really Good!

    I really liked this book and read it super fast. It took me a couple of pages to get into the story, but once I got into it I couldn't put it down! I really liked Janie and Cabel. This was a great book and I'll definitely read the sequels to follow! I recommend this book to anyone.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2010

    it was bad

    what more dod you want me to say. The writing style was poor and elementary. Everything was spelled out for you so there was no challenge. It was painful to read and while the story showed promise, the characters and writing style ruined it.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2009

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    It was okay

    I've read better books and not to be totally mean but i really don't know why people are making such a fuss over this book. Maybe i'm being too harsh, but the characters are really irritating and when i thought the books was going to end or should end, it just kept going. It was a good idea and okay plot, however. I'll probably read Fade, the next book, but i won't buy it.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2011

    Disappointed

    I was looking forward to reading this book because the synopsis was so compelling. I got the free sample on my nook, then purchased the entire book since I was so interested, but I ended up feeling like it was a waste of money. I still like the plot, but I'm definitely NOT a fan of the way it was written. I disliked it to the point where it was almost painful to read and honestly, I felt like I actually lost brain cells by the end of it. McMann has such an intriguing idea that deserves brilliant writing, but I felt the book was lacking a lot of necessary description. If you can put up with (and have a preference for) such simplicity, I'd recommend this book -- but if you're looking for depth and description, it's not worth the spending.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

    Disappointment.

    I've been wanting to read this book for quite awhile now, and I finally was able to read it a few days ago. . . and truthfully, it was soo not what I expected. The writing was very, very weird, i didnt like the style of it and the character had no depth at all, it wasn't very edgy of descriptive, it was just not good and I'm not even going to read the sequels.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

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    Ehh

    I thought the idea of the book was really good but how it was written DROVE ME CRAZY! I couldnt get through the whole book it was written so weird.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Disappointing

    This book seems to be written on a junior high level but with some sexual parts inappropriate for that age group. It might be good for a high school student that does not normally read, as it is a very easy, quick read without much depth. I wanted to like it more than I did. The premise sounded interesting, but it was poorly executed. Her ability is so far fetched yet people believe her without question. There is no explanation of how or why it happens and a dead mentor is thrown in without it making any sense at all. Then we have to believe the boy's job which is also ridiculous given his age and circumstance. I am very disappointed in this book. I gave it 2 stars because the idea is ok and I realize I am not the target demographic, but it was awful.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Good Not Great

    I have to say that trilogy is definately a teen read, so might not appeal to adults. But with that said I liked this trilogy. I stayed curious the whole way through. Some of the downsides of this trilogy is that at times it is pretty predictable and the author doesnt go too deep into the characters and their relationships but it does give you an ending that gives the reader closure. Overall I do not think I would recommend it to the masses...but with a few select friends that I think would enjoy it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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