FADE by Lisa McMann


Age Range: 14 & up
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On the heels of assisting the police in a cocaine bust in 2008’s Wake, senior Janie Hannagan, a dream catcher—she is involuntarily pulled into other people’s dreams—is now working directly for the local police, alongside her narc boyfriend, Cabel, in this tension-filled sequel. This time the pair must identify and catch a sexual predator working as a teacher in their school. Although their romance has moved to a new level, their love is tested by Janie’s risky new role and deteriorating health. Through Janie’s own dreams and a journal left behind, the deceased Miss Stubin, a former dream catcher, teaches the teen how to control dreams. In a bittersweet ending, she also reveals the incredible power of dream catching and the toll it will ultimately take on Janie. The quick-paced, present-tense narration and realistic dialogue that gripped readers in the first book resume here. While the wild events at a teacher’s party may seem exaggerated, the effects of GHB, the “date rape” drug, on both females and males will both frighten and enlighten. Fans will clamor for a third title. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: Feb. 10th, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4169-5358-6
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2009


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