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439 Lisa McMann, YA novelist, "Wake," "The Unwanted"

439 Lisa McMann, YA novelist, "Wake," "The Unwanted"

Today's Guest: Lisa McMann, YA novelist, Wake, Fade, Gone, The Unwanteds Order 'The Wake Trilogy: Wake; Fade; Gone' by Lisa McMann from by clicking the books above! This is gonna take a minute. It was the last day of our first family vacation in two years and the three of us were unwinding in the enormous Barnes & Noble bookstore in Burlington, Vermont. My 13-year-old son Charlie found two young adult novels she wanted to buy, both of which his friends had already read and enjoyed. The first was The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, which looked like it was cast in the mode of the Harry Potter books, a series that Charlie has read over and over and over. The second was a dark and somewhat frightening looking book titled Wake by Lisa McMann. It’s subtitle: “Your dreams are not your own.” I was dubious; my kid finds the sight of blood unsettling and isn’t a fan of violence or gore. But it was technically age-appropriate and it meant reading something other than texts on his ph