Series: When We Wake #1
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on March 5th, 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027—she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice.
But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies—and wakes up a hundred years later, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.
The future isn't all she had hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better world?
Award-winning author Karen Healey has created a haunting, cautionary tale of an inspiring protagonist living in a not-so-distant future that could easily be our own.
Tegan has the perfect life until one day her whole life changes. She wakes up and one hundred years has past. Finding the whole world in a different state from when you left it can be life changing and Tegan struggles to assimilate to present society.
I enjoyed Tegan’s story and her life so much. What I wanted more was the world building. I wanted more details of how the world came to be. What I loved were all the several themes that were included in this brilliant story. Religion, environmentalism, racism, politics and so much more. I enjoyed reading about it all that I thought it was done extremely well. Not a lot of YA books touch these topics. It was executed well, but like I said, I wanted more from this book.
When We Wake is a brilliant plot that is realistic in nature that will have you wanting more. Cannot wait to pick up the sequel because like I said, I want to know where the author is going to take the series.