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Wake
Lisa McMann
Teen Fiction MCMANN

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The trick to getting hooked on this highly satisfying first novel is to look past its disjointed opening. The initial chapters consist of flashbacks into which are woven a series of repetitive scenes wherein Janie Hannagan is unwillingly sucked into others' dreams and nightmares, and suffers debilitating side effects. But as soon as McMann establishes Janie's strange skill, she throws just the right teen-centric ingredients into the story to propel it forward and grab readers. Tough and strong Janie, now 17, seems totally independent, charting a future that will lead away from her welfare mother's alcoholism. Her turbulent relationship with Cabel, the unwashed stoner boy-turned-handsome, pulsates with sexual tension--problematized by Janie's knowledge of his insistent dreams about killing a man. But then Cabel learns to communicate his desires to Janie through lucid dreaming at just about the same time that Janie finds out that she can influence the dreams she enters. The plot twists keep coming, even if one or two are shopworn, and the writing has a Caroline Cooney--like snap that's hard to resist. Ages 14-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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main characters Janie Hannagan
Female
Age: 17
Cursed with the ability to witness the dreams that anyone within close proximity to her is dreaming; becomes involved in Cable's dreams and life; has to find a way to control her ability so she can help people in their dreams; falling in love with Cable.
Student

Cable Strumheller
Male
Haunted by nightmares.
Student



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