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Gone (Wake Trilogy Series #3)
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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


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)
Children's Literature - Toni Jourdan
Janie Hannagan’s life is overly complicated. Not typical senior in high school complicated, even though that’s exactly what she is, but the kind of unimaginable complicated that comes from being a real life dream catcher. Cabel makes her life even more complicated because he loves her, and she loves him, but also she loves him so much that she does not want to drag him into her ill-fated future. Now that she’s read Ms. Stubin’s green notebook, she knows exactly what nightmares she has to look forward to: blindness and useless, gnarled hands. Janie has a choice to make. She can continue working with the police, lending her talents to crime stopping while accelerating her decline, or leave her job, school, and even Cabel to live a life of isolation where no dreams can harm her. Then more complications arise when her alcoholic Mom rushes to the hospital to see a stranger who will alter Janie’s life. The stranger dreams of static, blinding bright colors and an eardrum-bursting noise, and Janie fears that this dream may engulf her and cause her to lose her sanity. This is the final book in the “Wake” trilogy, which keeps the reader lurching forward, dragged through Janie’s nightmares until the fulfilling and hard won conclusion. Janie and Cabel are likable characters and readers will root for their struggling relationship. Reviewer: Toni Jourdan; Ages 14 up.

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Wake Trilogy Series , #3
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By Lisa McMann

Simon Pulse

Copyright © 2010 Lisa McMann
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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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Meet the Author

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds, the YA paranormal Wake trilogy, and several other books for kids and teens. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Check out Lisa's website at LisaMcMann.com, learn more about The Unwanteds Series at UnwantedsSeries.com, and be sure to say hi on Instagram or Twitter (@Lisa_McMann), or Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan).

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acsimps More than 1 year ago
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 :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Robin_Brande More than 1 year ago
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!
PandasRule More than 1 year ago
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.
ABAB More than 1 year ago
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.
GirlintheStacks More than 1 year ago
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!
Dani3ll3 More than 1 year ago
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.
farerie83 More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
juliaxxmarie14 More than 1 year ago
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.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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!
Breanna123 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im in love with this book o---l:::::::::::>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Man...I have so many words!!! It was the best novel that I have ever read. I loved the book so much. It had a great beginning and a great ending. I am so sad that it is over!!:( I really hope that there are other books! Thank you Lisa Mcmann!!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing everything that i could of asked for in a series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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angel9121 More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed so much this series, too bad it's ended :(
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Love the series but y the end? Sad to see it go i couldnt put this one down so good left m wanting more