When We Wake

When We Wake

by Karen Healey
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When We Wake by Karen Healey

My name is Tegan Oglietti, and on the last day of my first lifetime, I was so, so happy.
Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027--she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice.
But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies--and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.
Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity--even though all she wants to do is try to rebuild some semblance of a normal life. But the future isn't all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better future?
Award-winning author Karen Healey has created a haunting, cautionary tale of an inspiring protagonist living in a not-so-distant future that could easily be our own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316215008
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 311,929
File size: 662 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Karen Healey is the author of the Aurealis winner and William C. Morris Debut Award finalist Guardian of the Dead, The Shattering, and When We Wake. She technically lives in New Zealand, but actually lives on the internet. You can find her at www.karenhealey.com.

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When We Wake 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite What happens after we die? For most of us, that question is still a big blank, but for Tegan the answer is a whole new life. Tegan is ripped from her world during what should have been the shining moment of her young life. The next thing she knows, she's cold, groggy, and waking up on a gurney. She can't find her parents, her friends aren't visiting, and it doesn't take Tegan long to figure out why. Everyone she knows has already lived their lives and died. This new future world isn't what Tegan hoped for. It's dangerous, and some seriously evil secrets come out that force Tegan to decide if she's willing to fight for a better world than the one in which she just woke up.  When We Wake is probably my favorite book that I've "read" this year! The narrator's accent worked beautifully with the piece. She had a strange accent that was clear, yet different, and really fit with the idea that in 100 years, accents probably will change and blend together.   Karen Healey has crafted a seriously eerie, but cool world. It has a dystopian take of a Hunger Games-esque story, but definitely has its own unique crafting and world building. My favorite thing about the story was how true and realistic the characters were. Tegan fights, she's strong, and she is really smart. The secondary characters are also great. Too often do the best friends and sidekicks turn into cardboard cutout characters that we've all seen before. Tegan's circle of friends were unique, fun, and had their own motives and agendas, adding an extra layer of strength to the story.  When We Wake is excellent. Karen Healey has crafted a wonderful and terrifying world of the future that all sci-fi and dystopian fans will love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very insprational book. It got a bit preachy at times, but it kindof worked. I loved how this book ends. I wont give anything away, but it leaves you hanging while wrapping it up nicely. I love how it lets you imagine what happens next. It lets you wonder and makes you think about what we leave for our children. It was not my favorite book, not even in the top 20 but it was a great book nonetheless. I reccomend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
such a great book...I couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was a very adventurous and tempting book to read. I liked it very much. Thank you to the author who wrought this book. Amazing book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When We Wake is a good book with a fresh idea, as I have never seen it before. Although, I feel like the plot and character development could have used some fleshing out. For me, the story didn't get interesting until the last couple chapters of the book. I also think the ending was a little lackluster. But, overall, its still a pretty decent novel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book :)
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Psychiatry is a scam run by greedy , for revenge