A girl. A coma. A life she can't remember. When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital. Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?
©2012 Shelly Crane (P)2013 Tantor
"I think anybody who loves weak-in-the-knees romance will love this one. Wide Awake is definitely in my top 3 books of 2013! Yeah, it is that swoony." (IReadIndie)
I gave this book 5 stars only because I read it in one sitting. However, when I come to think about it, there are a fiew flaws which I would like you to know before selecteng it. Emma can't remember her name at the begining. But she remembers that there is something called school which she would like to finish. She remembers what a boy friend is. Suddenly, out of no where, she gets the "correct" sence of right and wrong. It is nice for a book, but would never have worked in real life. Also, everything is extreme. Mayson always does the right thing, his brother is selfish, Emma's friends are bad... Mayson I can understand. But I wanted to know some of the others better. Her parents were very well presented. But they also had flaws. So when you select this book, I would like you to know that it is fine, but lackeslogic.
"Can't recommend highly enough."
I enjoyed both the print and audio version, it's a great audio because the characters, plot, the whole book is well written. Moreover the audio gives it another, more personal dimension to the experience
The plot, I was fairly new to young adult books (at aged 31) and I wish it had a book like this to call upon when I was growing up. Being more specific fav moment would be the mothers acceptance of the male lead in her daughters life.
They make it more human, and easy to make character distinctions, rather than just one narrator
I have tinnitus so need to listen to something in quiet moments like when falling to sleep. A good indicator of a great audio book is that I rewind the story in the morning so I don't miss anything. That happened with this book. Many thanks Shelly Crane 😀
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