Monday, March 7, 2011
Can you imagine what it would be like if you were constantly being sucked into other people's dreams? This is what seventeen year old Janie has to deal with in Lisa McMann's novel Wake, the first book in a three book series.
I know this novel came out in 2008, so I'm a bit behind on the hype, but I'm so glad I finally got around to reading (aka listening) it. I love Lisa McMann's style of writing. It is very to the point and powerful. She creates characters, that as a reader, you become very sympathetic too. These teens are real and the books shows the harder side of what it likes to be a teen. There is language, but it is not gratuitous at all, and makes the characters seem even more authentic. I know when I was in high school & college I developed a potty mouth. I don't know why. But, I did. And then as I got older I expanded my vocabulary to use words that didn't begin with S, D, or F. I guess it's part of growing up.
Lisa McMann has a pretty cool website. According to her blog, she'll be on TV on the Oprah Wynfrey Network on March 7, 2011 9pm Eastern.
If you're looking for a good read, I highly suggest this series.