As I Wake by Elizabeth ScottAs I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

As I Wake

byElizabeth Scott

Paperback | October 28, 2015

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Ava is welcomed home from the hospital by a doting mother, lively friends, and a crush finally beginning to show interest. There's only one problem: Ava can't remember any of them - and can't shake the eerie feeling that she's not who they say she is.

Ava struggles to break through her amnesiac haze as she goes through the motions of high-school life, but the memories that surface take place in a very different world, where Ava and familiar-faced friends are under constant scrutiny and no one can be trusted. Ava doesn't know what to make of these visions, or of the boy who is at the center of them all, until he reappears in her life and offers answers . . . but only in exchange for her trust.
Elizabeth Scott ( lives just outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and firmly believes you can never own too many books.
Title:As I WakeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 28, 2015Publisher:Penguin Young Reader GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0525422099

ISBN - 13:9780525422099

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected or imagined This is a bit of a difficult review for me to write because I'm still not sure what I really think of As I Wake. It was most definitely not what I was expecting when I first heard of it, and I'm really on the fence about how I feel about it. Most of my wavering comes from the fact that I was at least partially confused for the majority of the book. Ava wakes up in a hospital with no idea of where she is or who anyone is, even her clearly distraught mother. All she knows is her name. To make things even more difficult for her recovery, she starts blacking out and having flashes of herself, in a different place and time. There are some people in these visions that she recognizes, but they too are 'other'. The one person that stands out to her is Morgan. She instinctively knows they have a strong bond, but she's unsure as to how. As I Wake was decidedly more sci-fi than I would have first thought. To tell you what is going on is to reveal the major plot point that is slowly realized. It threw me for a loop and had my mind twisting to grasp the knowledge. All sorts of complexities came to my mind, all of which I wasn't too clear on, hence my lasting confusion. Ava, or the rough template of her, was easy to like, and I struggled alongside her to figure out what was happening to her and the person she cared about. Her friends were strange to say the least, and didn't seem like great friends at all. I really sympathized with Ava's mother, because here she had this daughter who had no idea who she was and I could tell she loved Ava very much, and she really only wanted her to be ok. Bottom Line I think I'm going to stick with Scott's contemporary novels. I'm sure some fans of hers will devour this, and the idea would definitely satisfy any sci-fi fans too. I was impressed by how complicated As I Wake turned out to be, and though it wasn't really my kind of book, it left me shaking my head in the end, both in confusion and awe. Review from my blog:
Date published: 2011-11-08