Sunday, June 24, 2012

Book #89: Gone

Title: Gone (book #3 in the Wake series)

Author: Lisa McMann

Date started reading: June 25, 2012
Date finished reading: June 26, 2012

Publish date: January 2011
ISBN: 978-1416979210
Number of pages: 240

Official summary: "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... " (

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How I obtained the book: Bought for $3.59 at local used book store. It's a publisher's remainder book instead of a used book

My commentary:
  • This was the best book out of the trilogy. The entire series was really bittersweet. Even the happy endings make me want to cry a little. I'm glad that Janie was able to learn exactly what her options truly were concerning her dream catching. The affinity is both a curse and a gift for her and everyone in her life. 
  • There's a theme of parent/child dynamics throughout the series. Cabel's dad was abusive and died in prison. His mother abandoned him. Janie's mother is an alcoholic, and she never knew her father. Janie's best friend's parents aren't totally stable either. Some of it was hard for me to deal with due to growing up in the same sort of toxic home. But it also helped me connect to the story more. I'm glad that Janie finally stands up to her mom in this book.
  • Once again there was more sexual content in this book than I had expected, but there is one really funny part when Janie wants to give Cabel's penis a nickname, or get him to admit if he's ever nicknamed it.

Memorable quotes:
  • "It's like she can't breathe anymore, no matter what she does. Like everything is closing in on her, crowding her. Threatening her." ~ Janie
  • "The pressure is breathtaking. She's suffocating. Just wants to run. Hide. So she can just be." ~ Janie
  • "Dreams don't take vacations when people do." ~ Janie
  • "Some things are really just easier done alone." ~ Janie
  • "Parents are nothing but trouble." ~ Janie
  • "Maybe broken hearts can mend more easily than broken hands and eyes." ~ Janie
  • "With the right person, sometimes kissing feels like healing." ~ Janie
  • "It's all so complicated. It always is, with Janie."
  • "There's just no happily ever after in Janie's book."

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