Wake - Lisa McMann *Hello, this is me rewriting a bunch of my reviews because I keep reading my old reviews and hating them. So, I just want to flesh out some of them a bit more and make them a little less trollish in some cases. So here we go.*It's been a long time since I read this so I can't say I remember a ton about it. I just know that, unfortunately, I was sorely disappointed. Here's the thing: this book had a great concept. I am a nerd when it comes to the idea of dreams. Just the very concept makes me feel all happy and bubbly inside. Dreams are so mysterious and intriguing and symbolic. There is so much fascinating information about dreams out there, and I think McMann could have taken this idea so, so, so much further. I give her props for coming up with a good idea, but the problem was in the execution of the idea.I felt like Wake never quite reached its potential. To me, it seemed like more of a first draft of a novel than the final product. Pretty much every other sentence was a fragment, which is one of my biggest pet peeves. There are books in which it works, but I think there's a difference between making the stylistic choice to use fragments, and just using them because you don't want to construct a complete sentence. In my opinion, this book felt like it was doing more of the latter than the former. I think all the fragmented sentences just made the flow too clunky.I didn't feel any connection to the main character, the writing irked me, and I thought the idea could have been fleshed out much more. It was a cool idea, but it just didn't do it for me.Oh, one more thing. There's a movie coming out starring Miley Cyrus.