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The Awakening by Robin Wasserman

The Awakening

by Robin Wasserman

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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 |
Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for TeensReadToo.com

All she knows is that she's in a hospital. She doesn't know how she got there, what happened, why it happened, or even her name. She is on every form of news available but no one seems to know who she is or where she came from.

Eventually the physical injuries heal, but no one is any closer to solving the original questions. The hospital has no choice but to release J.D., short for Jane Doe, to a juvenile home. And the other kids aren't thrilled to have a celebrity in their midst.

Between the music in her head and the dangerous abilities she's exhibiting, J.D. isn't even sure she can trust herself, much less the woman who claims to be her mother. Dropped into a life she doesn't recognize, her only stabilizing influence is Daniel, the one friend she made at the home.

Unless he, or their friendship, was just a delusion, too.

A story line that I really like, but it's a bit slow to get started. Once it starts to pick up, though, it really sucks you in. Just when you feel like you, and J.D., are about to get some answers, the book ends! Thankfully, all three books of the trilogy are being released in rather quick succession! ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 9, 2009 |
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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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