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Wake by Lisa McMann
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Jul 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: series-first-book, ya-fantasy, theme-dreams-dreaming-dreamy

In some ways, this book reads like it was written by a very, very smart teenager on the older/more mature side, i.e. 17-18, has been in love, and experienced other kinds of deep vulnerability as well--basically like the book's heroine, perhaps in a few years or in a self-reflexive place.

It also reads like *good* fanfic, in the following ways:

a) written in close third-person present tense, which aligns quite well with the plot/story world's focus on dreams (in the sleeping rather than aspirational sense)

b) although it *has* a mystery/paranormal/romance plot, the prose lingers on character development and emotional and/or sensory experience.

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