Wake by Lisa McMann

14 07 2008

From Teenreads.com:

What do you dream about?
Falling?
Flying?
Monsters?

Whatever you dream about, Janie knows about it.

She’s been there.

She’s seen you trying to run. She’s seen you in your underwear in front of your classroom. At sleepovers, she sees popular Melinda dream about kissing Janie’s best friend Carrie. Carrie is forever dreaming about trying to save a little boy from drowning. Driving down Waverly Street one night, Janie falls into a dream of a man with knife hands setting a boy on fire. At the Heather Nursing Home where she works, Janie sees a soldier dream of war and a woman dream of having one last night of passion with the man she loved.

Janie knows what everyone else dreams about, but she never has dreams of her own.

Her ability to enter people’s dreams wasn’t so bad when she was younger, but in high school a lot more people sleep in class. A lot more people have nightmares that Janie can’t avoid. People like Cabel Strumheller, former bad boy, suspected drug dealer, total hottie.

And the owner of the nightmare Janie entered on Waverly Street.

With Cabel’s dream, Janie finds that she’s not just a watcher of people’s dreams, she’s a participant. And she’s determined to help Cabel through his nightmare. That, however, isn’t so easy to do when Carrie tells Janie that Cabel is hooking up with another girl and dealing drugs. Janie finds an unexpected ally in a resident of the Heather Home who leaves a note for Janie after her death. The note ends:

P.S. You have more power than you think.

Janie knows she can’t go on forever falling into people’s dreams. She’ll never be able to have a college roommate, and she’ll never be able to sleep with or even live with someone else. What she does know is that she must embrace her powers and help Cabel through his nightmares. If it doesn’t kill her first.

Enter dreams.

Find the answers.

Help those who can’t help themselves.

Lose yourself in a spooky, breathless world of secrets and deceit.

This is a book about dreams that will keep you awake all night.

— Reviewed by Carlie Webber

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