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Review of Fade by Lisa McMann

by - March 19, 2011


For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck. 
Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both. 
Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability -- and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared...

Unlike Gone, the pace in this book seems a bit slower and the plot feels dull. The writing style is the same as the last book yet it seemed to annoy me more, whereas I enjoyed it before. This book deals with a tougher subject - sexual predators in high school. As well as focusing on this, it also focuses on Janie and Caleb's relationship, which is becoming more strained as time goes on. One of the strongest characters in this was definitely Captain Fran Komisky, who becomes a motherly figure for Janie.
The rating goes up in this book, not the star rating though! Perverted teachers, nudity, sex, rape (sort of), drugs, drinking, you can find it all in here. Much swearing too. Something I do find out is the sheer amount that students sleep. It doesn't seem probable. But there's lots of little things that don't really add up in here. I still enjoyed the book immensely.

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