When We Wake review

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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 in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.
Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity–even though all she wants to do is try to rebuild some semblance of a normal life. But the future isn’t all she 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 future?
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.

Source: Amazon.com

Less of a ‘post-apocalyptic’ story and more of a ‘near future, one step closer to the apocalypse’ story. Pretty well done, I think the target writing level is for young adults though, so the plot and vocabulary were noticeably lower than what I was hoping for. That’s just a minor quibble though, as this was a good story.

On to the sequel!

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    so…it’s Faye’s story arc from Cowboy Bebop?


    so…I take it you didn’t watch the show, then?


    Everyone got 3 episodes dedicated to them dealing with their pasts (well…Ein only got 1…). It didn’t necessarily make them better people…but it did help explain their present actions. They all were looking for escape, and ended up making a dysfunctional little family.
    Or maybe I’m mixing in the comics…everything kinda bleeds together after a while…