Thursday, February 11, 2010


Fade by Lisa McMann (NY: Simon Pulse, 2009).

This is a quick, enjoyable read about an 18-year-old girl who uses her recently discovered abilities to enter people's dreams to help the police investigate a possible sexual abuse case at her high school. Fade is the sequel to Wake (which I have not read), but readers will have no problem entering the world of this novel. McMann vividly evokes the confusion and fear of the unknown that Janie feels as she learns how to use her dream catching powers. From her dream mentor, a recently deceased elderly woman who was also a dream catcher, Janie learns that her gift will take a serious physical toll on her, plus she's dealing with a new love relationship with a boy who has his own issues.

Highly recommended for teens (high school & up) who like paranormal fiction. Sexual situations, including rape; language.

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