Einstein, Edison, DaVinci, Oppenheimer, Curie. The greatest minds in science are about to be illegally recreatedand Cat Grayson must stop it. After suffering a concussion, Cat is attending I-CAN, a groundbreaking facility that promises to cure her of constant headaches and lost memory. But I-CAN is state-of-the-art in its technology and its secrets, with a plan to implant DNA from great scientists into modern kids and use them to create a super-weapon. When Cat and her fellow patients discover the truth, they're in serious danger and must make a daring escape through the Everglades to expose the secrets of I-CAN and save its subjects from losing themselves forever. This fascinating adventure is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.
|Product dimensions:||5.55(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her titles include award-winning picture books like Over and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, and How to Read a Story; novels like Capture the Flag, All the Answers, The Seventh Wish, and Breakout; the Fergus and Zeke easy reader series, and the Ranger in Time historical chapter book series. Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family and is trying to summit all forty-six Adirondack High Peaks in between book deadlines.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a young adult who is an avid reader. I enjoyed the ideas Kate Messner played with throughout WAKE UP MISSING, such as the genetic engineering. Her writing style was pleasant but the story plot seemed far to fast for reality. The main characters, Cat, Sarah, Quentin, and Ben were intriguing but the friendship that grows between them was also quickly developed. All in all: a fair book and an easy read with interesting ideas.
What a great book! Cat has an accident, suffers a concussion, and is never the same again. In an effort to stop the debilitating headaches, her parents take her to a facility in the Everglades where doctors are having great success in treating other children with concussion symptoms. Once at the facility Cat meets the other patients and hears rumors of two more who are further along in treatment, but whose "progress" is suspect. As her treatments begin she is amazed at the success, and relatively quickly begins to feel hope that she may be able to return to her life and "herself". But as with any good mystery, things soon begin to take a turn for the worse, and Cat and her new friends discover that this panacea is definitely not what it seems. An interesting plot leaves you thinking "What if?"
I am a reader who usually only likes realistic fiction, but i really enjoyed wake up missing. It is desribed as science fiction but i still loved it. I heard about this book in a stone soup magazine book review and it sounded very interesting to me. 12 year old cat gets a conccussion from falling out of a tree so her parents send her to i can. I can is a clinic where kids with conccussions get treated so they go back to normal , but after a few days in the clinic in florida, cat discovers that i can is'nt what it seems and her findings put her and the other patients in danger. Wake up missing is really good and you should so read it!!!! B&n, though described it terribly. It has nothing to do with ice skating. I thing the are confusing ut with sugar and ice which is another book by kate messner.
The book is good but it is NOT about figure skating...