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Content Review: Wake by Lisa McMann

NYTWAKEby Lisa McMann                                                                                                                     Review by Andye

Intended audience: YA
Age of main character: 17

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

Sexual Content:


Other Disturbing Things:
-There is a lot of drinking and drug use happening
-Lots of kids end up in jail because of the former
-A lot of the dreams are violent

Did I like this book?

I'm not sure if it's because of the ridiculous language, but the whole thing irritated me.  I hated the way that she said Janie did this and Janie did that, Janie thought this and Janie thought that.  I don't know why, because I've read other books written in third person limited (Harry Potter) and loved them.  But for some reason it was too personal to be written in the third person.  I would probably give this book a 5 out of 10 for the story, but since I'm so irritated about how much trashy language and sexuality was in it, it totally took away from the story for me!  I give it a out of 10.