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The Awakening by Robin Wasserman

The Awakening

by Robin Wasserman

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13 year old Jane Doe (J.D. for short) wakes up in the middle of an explossion, with no recolection whatsoever of what occured. Sh doesn't remember anything of her past life. She's completely lost. Suddenly, she starts discovering that strange things are happening to her, things tha she doesnt know how to explain. Everyone's telling her that she's crazy, that it's just an effect from the accident. But, is there something else (some other force) interfering with her mind? In this relatively short read (2 hours or less if you read fast), you get a medium paced mystery with intrigue and a spark of something else lurking around... I really enjoyed it, and found myself frustrated because I couldn't decifer what was going on until after it already happened. Robin Wasserman did a great job on where to place certain details and I have to say that I'm definitely going to read the next book. 4.5 stars. ( )
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This book is about a Jane Doe, (now J.D.) who'd completely lost her memory in a mysterious explosion. She was hospitalized, but then sent to Chester Center for Juvenile Services where she makes Enemy #1: Mel, and Friend #1: Daniel. She makes it through the orphanage (barely) while getting "hallucinations/visions". She got out because her mom, found her and that her name (JD that is) is Alexa Collins, and went to her home. After she gets settled in, she has to go to Dr. Styron's office to "make sure she's 100% stable". Couple weeks of it, and it seems to work... then she hears her mom talking about putting her in an asylum. She calls David, and was about to be kidnapped, but for some reason, the kidnapper was pretty much "shoved away" from JD and David. David and JD make a plan to prove that her visions do involve Styron and they try it out. Bottom line: plan works, JD was hypnotized into believing that her "mom" was really her mom, and ended up kidnapped by Styron. Fake-mom lady (come to think of it, I never really remembered her name...) was apparently going to kidnap her to Styron but JD escapes to a warehouse. Just as she was going to find JD and Daniel ( ( )
  connie.sung | Dec 21, 2011 |
It was a really interesting book, kind of boring at a point or two, but good to read. It was a very large suspenseful knot of sevarl things tied together. ( )
  Celeena | Dec 16, 2011 |
This book is about a girl who loses her memeory ofter an explosion where the hospital. There she has to go to some place where kids who doesn't have parents go. There she meets Daniele her best friend. There some lady says that she is her mom and goes whith her. With out saying good bye to Daniele but he left her a note and a two meatle sticks to pick a lock. Later she finds out who she is from a diary that stops at a special day. Then she has to go to a doctor the family doctor. She also figures out that her father had died.

You should read this book if you like mystery and action books. This book is an awsome book. Once when you start reading it you can never stop. You should ask your parents to get you this book. Maybe one day they would make a movie out of it. This is why you should read this book.
  maddie.albert576 | Oct 26, 2011 |
this is one of the best books I have ever read. It is about a girl who loses her memory and what she goes through to get it back. ( )
  KGrafton06 | Jun 9, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439933382, Paperback)

Some things are too painful to remember--and too deadly to forget.

Found: One girl, age 13. Unconscious. Unharmed. Unclaimed. Unidentified.

Lost: Everything.

J.D. may not know the truth about her past, but she knows she's in danger, and she can't shake the dark visions haunting her dreams. She won't be safe until she figures out who she is and where she came from. She can trust no one, not even herself--especially not herself. Because it turns out there's one thing even more terrible than forgetting her past: remembering.

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Thirteen-year-old J.D. struggles to understand who she is, where she came from, and why she has nightmares.

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