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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Gone by Lisa McMann: Book Review

Gone (Wake Trilogy #3)
by Lisa McMann
Simon Pulse (Simon and Schuster)
ISBN: 978-1-4169-7921-0
Suggested Ages: 13+
Buy from Indigo

Description: Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she’d made her peace with it. But she can’t handle dragging Cabel down with her. She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He’s amazing. And she’s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves: She has to disappear. And it’s going to kill them both. Then a stranger enters her life — and everything unravels. The future Janie once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she’d ever thought possible. She alone must decide between the lesser of two evils. And time is running out. . . .

The Good Stuff

  • Enjoyed the ending
  • Found the Morton's Fork scenario interesting and bringing it up really worked for the story
  • As a Mom I was impressed that Al Anon was brought up
  • Heartbreakingly sad at times
  • Great dark humour interlaced within the story
  • Love the relationship between Janie and the police force
  • Funeral scene and just after made me tear up
The Not so Good Stuff
  • this one is a little bit of a downer at times, it works for the story, but just a heads up
  • Story drags a little, since there isn't any secondary storyline
  • read it just after finishing Fade, which is fabulous, so it was a little disappointing
  • Mom really is a horrific weak character and any scenes with her made me feel disgusted
Favorite Quotes/Passages

"Well," Janie says. "There goes my dream of a magical surprise inheritance. Dude's poorer than us."

"She feels like stomping on his foot. And pushing her mother into the grave hole. Wonders what sort of sitcom that would turn this scene into."

"He looks like a cross between Captain Cavema and the Unabomber," she whispers.
Cabel nods slowly. "Whoa, That's some funky Alice Cooper frizz."

What I Learned

  • About Morton's Fork
Who should/shouldn't read

  • Definitely only for those who have read the rest of the series, wouldn't be a good one to start with
4 Dewey's

I borrowed this from Kiera

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