When We Wake

When We Wake

Book - 2013
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""My name is Tegan Oglietti, and on the last day of my first lifetime, I was so, so happy." 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?"--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316200776
Call Number: HEALEY
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Cryonics -- Fiction.
Guitar -- Fiction.
Fame -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Future life -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Australia -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Young adult fiction.


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Jul 29, 2015

I agree with one of the other commentators that I felt as if this book was missing something, and that we don't know what that something IS, exactly. I also felt as if the romance was forced and unrealistic. The concept was very interesting, however.

Akelley21 Jun 15, 2015

Quite a good book but the ending went to fast.

Aug 06, 2014

The idea of the book sounded great, thats obviously why I picked it out. But as the book went on my expectations were thrown abit. It ended up not being really what I wanted it to be but sometimes thats okay. Although this book didn't really do that for me.

Jul 31, 2014

This book is a mix of adventure and science fiction. It had a really good plot but it lacked a few things. It gave me an empty feeling. I don't know if its because I was confused or felt sorry for the character but it was just missing something. And I'm disappointed that I don't know what that something is.

Oct 08, 2013

Very predictable and not very original. It takes a lot from The Hunger Games. What could have been a very good book based on the original idea is just another boring book.

Sep 19, 2013

So so good!

May 28, 2013

Really well written, altogether a great read! Why are the most sophisticated novels in the Young Adult Science Fiction category (although this is SF, it is listed as a novel)? Because that's the way it appears to have always been, certainly so when I was a youth. Highly recommended.

Apr 26, 2013

I loved this book, very well written and a new and invigorating storyline. Tegan, the main character is very relatebale and you experience everythign with her, her confusion while waking up in the future and how she has to learn both how to function in this new world and ultimately, how to survive when she discovers the true intentions of her 'captors', nobody is really who they seem to be, and everyone has secrets. Looking forward to book 2


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Akelley21 Jun 15, 2015

"I saw the same footage everyone else did. It didn't spark anything. It could have been a perfect stranger dying on the steps on the parliment house. But it was me. I woke up 100 years later."

“No matter how much money he'd been offered or how many glittering stars had requested duets, he hadn't sung for them.
But he'd sung for me.”
-Tegan Oglietti

Jul 28, 2014

"I don't know what's going to happen with us, to us. But we had that, at least, and it was much more than nothing"


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Apr 04, 2015

olive_gazelle_4 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Sep 20, 2013

sapphicatthedisco thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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