Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fade by Lisa McMann

The is the sequel to Wake- if you haven't read it yet, you might not want to read this post because there will be spoilers.

Fade continues the story of Cabel and Janie. After finding each other, you would think their lives would be happier and safer- but this is far from the truth. They are forced to keep their relationship a secret from everyone because they are both working undercover for the police. This time, they are trying to stop a sexual predator. Janie is trying to use her dream catching power to stop an adult at her school from taking advantage of the young women. Cabel is there to support her, but he is really struggling with Janie putting herself at risk. Just as Janie is about to break open the case, things go horribly wrong.

While all of this is happening, Janie is learning more and more about her power and what she is learning isn't making her feel any better about where her life is heading.

Fade grabbed me right away, I read it in one night, I just couldn't put it down. Lisa McMann tells a very compelling story. She not only deals with Janie and Cabel's relationship- but she also deals with real issues that teens are facing. Again, there is quite a bit of swearing and sexual references in this book, but certainly not over the top or inappropriate for kids in grade 7 and 8.

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