Friday, December 20, 2013
Book Review: Awake
The whole world has mysteriously fallen into a deep coma...and the only hope for mankind's survival rests upon the fragile alliance between dogs, cats and a few really tired teens.
After staying up all night to finish his history paper, Kevin sees almost no one at school. He finds everyone sleeping peacefully—but no one is able to wake up! As if things weren’t crazy enough, he stumbles across a talking dog and cat on the way home. The two pets explain that they are searching for a way to save their masters from eternal sleep, and they need all the help they can get. Desperate to save his parents and friends, Kevin agrees to cooperate with them. But when they begin their investigation, they are warned of a great danger: the forest animals are coming, and they intend to keep the humans asleep…for good. With the help of some drowsy classmates and a few furry pals, Kevin must fend off armies of wild animals and stay awake long enough to solve this mystery—or he too will fall asleep…and never awaken.
"Awake" is a novel in the YA/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Contemporary fiction genres by author Egan Yip.
I gave one star for the effort (it's never easy), another for the plot (nice storyline and vivid details), and a third for the interesting characters. The last two stars were lost to the book cover/description and transition/flow of the story. The book started off great, but got way too confusing along the line. I put it down for a few months, then decided to complete it because I never leave anything undone. The ending was even more confusing.