Wake by Lisa McMann

Okay, I have been burning the late-night Kindle and getting a lot of reading done. I just today finished Wake by Lisa McMann. This was interesting. I recall agent Nathan Branford recommending this book
so here are my thoughts:
1. concept — A girl gets pulls into dreams whenever someone near to her falls asleep. It was an interesting concept = 10+
2. Protag — Janie, a girl with an alcoholic mother and lots of obstacles. = 8 I liked Janie, but her character wasn’t exactly solid.
3. Plot — finding out a guy likes you by visiting his dreams is pretty catchy = 9.
4. Execution — Okay, this book had a slightly jarring style that included dates and times. While I enjoyed the story, I never really enjoyed the execution and I didn’t understand the need for the dates and times. The set up of the backstory was a little clunky and I’m not sure she even needed it. The story really started at about 33% (Kindle, sorry… ) and it could’ve started much sooner.
I still give it a 9 overall. I can imagine teens will love the tension of this book.

About Sheryl Scarborough

For MONEY I have written: TV series, cartoons, comic books, graphic novels, magazine articles, Business Plans, Direct Music Marketing letters (as Mariah Carey, MC Hammer and others), Corporate Newsletters, Mens Style (online) Magazine (as managing editor),screenplays (well, okay so not so much about the money there) and Restaurant Reviews (for free food!) Now… I’m writing for love and what I LOVE are young adult mystery novels.

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