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When We Wake

When We Wake

Karen Healey
Thursday, May 26, 2016

When Tegan decides to donate her body to science, she never expected to wake up 100 years later locked in a top-secret facility with no idea how she got there, or what happened on the day that was supposed to be the best of her life. The future isn’t at all what she had hoped, and when she learns the terrible secrets of the government that saved her, she must decide whether to keep her head down and try to survive, or fight for what she knows is right.

I have a few minor criticisms. The emotional freight of some of the interactions between Tegan and her friends on occasion comes across as a little heavy-handed, and the climax, for me, happens a little too quickly. But on the whole? This is a very good book.

This book is so very different from most dystopian books. Yes, it is in the future and there are problems with the world, but basically this book is about a new girl just trying to fit in with a satisfactory touch of dystopian at the end. So fans of realistic fiction and dystopian books will both find this book enjoyable.

This review was contributed by: 
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC

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