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by Ellen Grafton,Lisa McMann

Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she’d made her peace with it. But she can’t handle dragging Cabel down with her. She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He’s amazing. And she’s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves: She has to disappear. And it’s going to kill them both. Then a stranger enters her life ― and everything unravels. The future Janie once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she’d ever thought possible. She alone must decide between the lesser of two evils. And time is running out. . . .
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ISBN: 1441819967
ISBN13: 978-1441819963
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Ellen Grafton,Lisa McMann
Language: English
Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Library edition (February 9, 2010)
ePUB size: 1906 kb
FB2 size: 1391 kb
Rating: 4.9
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“Gone” is the third and final novel of the Wake/Fade/Gone trilogy. In the previous two novels, Janie has struggled with the adverse effects of who she is. The repercussions and the general uneasiness of it.

Janie is a dream catcher. Not by choice. She falls into people’s dreams if she even walks by someone sleeping. They are sometimes nightmares, and even when they’re not, Janie knows she doesn’t belong. She also knows she can never have a normal life.

In “Gone” Janie finds out who her dad is. It’s too late, though, as he is in the hospital dying. His dreams wreak havoc on her, causing her to collapse, so she stay’s away. When she goes with Cabe and breaks into his house, she learns she may have a way out.

Now Janie needs to make a decision. A life altering decision. The love of Cabe, or the peace of isolation.

I loved this series.
I liked how this book tied up a few loose ends, but it's hard to accept a character who literally never spoke suddenly taking up so much of the story line. And in this book there are two people like that!

We always knew Janie would have a difficult decision to make, and as others have said this is a bit of a spoiler, but the book leaves you hanging on the consequences of her decision.

One more issue I have, similar to the unbelievability of the two "new" characters, is the passage of time. In the first two books time seemed to move appropriately, weeks and months passing. But in this book she is literally complaining the house is 145 degrees one day, and then one or two days later she's getting goosebumps outside at night. I know Michigan weather fluctuates, but that's just not believable.

As someone else wrote it almost feels like the author wrote it because she knew she had to finish the story, almost like she was in a rush to get on to another story assignment.
When we last left Janie, our Dream Catcher, she was recovering from a horrifying undercover sting where she helped bust that put some teachers in jail for drugging and raping her classmates. While she is a hero for putting herself in such a scary position to help others, the job came with some very serious realizations about her ability to step into people's dreams. In Gone, by Lisa McMann, the story continues with a very real examination of what kind of life Janie can hope to live.

Now that janie knows her fate as a Dream Catcher, blind by her 20's and gnarled, crippled hands shortly after that, she is facing Morton's Fork- a philosophical fork in the road where both choices are impossibly horrible. She either becomes a shut-in who hides herself from the world or goes blind and becomes crippled due to her dream hopping like the only other Dream Catcher she knew- Mrs. Stubin. When she gets a call that her father, the same father she never knew who abandoned her to a life with her alcoholic mother, she has to go investigate.

Her father is in a coma and it is almost as if his brain "exploded". When she sleeps into his weak, fitful coma, she is faced with a terrifying realization- her father might have been a Dream Catcher too. It is possible the reason he abandoned her mother was to escape the very same dreams she suffers from. Now she must truly face Morton's Fork and decide what she wants to do with her life- isolation or become crippled. How can one choose between two impossible choices? What would you choose?

The interesting thing about this series is how wildly it varies in target audience from book to book. The first book was good, but clearly a soft, middle reader light mystery that would be best for middle school students. Then came the second book which was quite disturbing and graphic. Finally, we get the last installment which is strangely introspective and delves into really deep decisions and situations. Now I really have no idea who this series is geared for! I assume it is best for older, lower-skilled students, but they might be bored by the first book. Younger students might be too young for the second book. I am not saying this is a bad series or without its merits, but it is a strange fit student-wise. The writing is low-leveled, so it would be best for a struggling reader. But be sure the content is best for the student you are giving it to!