Gone by Lisa McMannGone by Lisa McMann


byLisa McMann

Paperback | January 4, 2011

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Things should be great for Janie—she has graduated from high school and is spending her summer with Cabel, the guy she’s totally in love with. But deep down she’s panicking about how she’s going to survive her future when getting sucked into other people’s dreams is really starting to take its toll.

Things get even more complicated when she meets her father for the very first time—and he’s in a coma. As Janie uncovers his secret past, she begins to realize that the choice thought she had has more dire consequences than she ever imagined.
Lisa McMann was born in Holland, Michigan on February 27, 1968. Her works include the Wake Trilogy, The Unwanteds series, Cryer's Cross, Dead to You, and Crash.
Title:GoneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:January 4, 2011Publisher:Simon PulseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1416979212

ISBN - 13:9781416979210

Appropriate for ages: 14

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good A wonderful way to end a series
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone An different kind of fantasy novel. I love fantasy and romance.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sad But really good! I Really liked how this book played out. I found it sad but great at the same time! I totally can't wait to see if the author (Lisa McMann) ends up making another one to the series! Really enjoyed the series. C:
Date published: 2012-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the Perfect Dream Life Janie is now finished high school and has some major decisions to make. Continue as she has, dreaming other peoples dreams which destroy her body, leave Cabel and live in isolation, and what about her mother. To help them both unwind from their work with the police, Cabel takes her to visit with his brother for a week. In the middle of the week, Carrie calls and leaves frantic messages for Janie that result in the two rushing back home to sort out whatever is happening. First, I want to say that I enjoyed the whole series. I liked the reader Ellen Grafton and would listen to more of her work. She made the characters come alive. Particularly liked her no-nonsense voicing of Captain Komisky, my favourite character in the series. What I didn't like as much is that Janie is so certain that it is Cabel or no one. That this is her one relationship and that if she cuts ties with him, she'll be alone for the rest of her life. Though, that does seem to be a very teen way of thinking. Sure, it's pretty far fetched that you can enter other people's dreams, but imagine the possibilities.... The whole series was fun to listen to and I would recommend it to teens and parents of teens as it does a good job of looking at some of the issues and decisions facing young adults. I listened to the unabridged version from Brilliance Audio, 4 hours 43 minutes. Read by Ellen Grafton.
Date published: 2011-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sad to see this series go. I was sad to see this excellent series go. I really did enjoy reading the first two. This time however, this book focuses more on Janie and the devastating consequences it has to her health (mental and physical). Janie develops a lot here as a character, and it’s really nice to see that she grows to be a very mature and strong woman. The storyline that surrounds Janie and her father was an interesting one, one that actually put me to tears. Yet I’m glad Janie went along with her choice. I rather wished there was more to Janie and her mother although not much really happened between them. They’re still far apart and it looks like no closure was done between the two. I think there could have been more to close that loose end. The characters stayed the same, nothing much to them although I’m glad to see Cabel still ends up as boyfriend of the year in my opinion. I’m also glad to see that most of the loose ends have been tied up nicely without leaving any sort of unanswered questions behind. Fans who are expecting another mystery to be solved will be disappointed, there is no case to solve, but rather, it focuses more on Janie and her relationships and issues. It’s a good closing novel, and only lets the reader wish there was more adventures with Janie and Cabel. However, all good things always have to come to an end. I’ll definitely miss reading about them.
Date published: 2011-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Gone by Lisa McMann http://insubstanial.blogspot.com/2010/11/gone-by-lisa-mcmann.html ---------- Things almost seem back to normal for Janie, after learning more about her ability to see other people’s dreams, finding the love of her life, and becoming an undercover police agent. Except there is a dreadful nagging image in the back of her mind that haunts her no matter how much she pushes it away. Just when Janie thinks that she’s decided, she’s slammed in the face with yet another surprise, that leads her to a brand new discovery about her dream catcher. But more importantly, will Janie ever be able to make her choice and get out of this Morton's Fork? ---------- I got excited before I read this book. It’s the third in a trilogy and I read the first two in grade 8. They were both great books, and I loved them, so I expected this one to be a dramatic finish full of twists and turns that will make an excellent end to this series! Well, I was wrong. This book is just plain boring. Nothing even remotely interesting happens until you’re half way through the book, and even then, the thing that is supposed to make you gasp with surprise isn’t very surprising at all. Another thing was that I had the previous novels such a long time ago that I didn’t remember some things that happened, and when you start on this one it just dives in right away and I didn’t get some things until the very end, which was nice in a way because it gave some effect, but still. There were some good parts, but overall this was a crappy last book in a good series. I give this one a 2.5. To make matters worse, Miley Cyrus is going to be playing the main character in these books which are being made into a movie! http://blog.moviefone.com/2010/06/17/miley-cyrus-will-star-in-ya-thriller-wake/ Yay for bad actors ruining good books! If you want to check out McMann’s website, here you go. http://www.lisamcmann.com/html/home2.html She has a new book coming out in Feburary if you’re interested. MRR
Date published: 2010-11-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Trilogy Conclusion The final installment in this trilogy forces Janie to finally confront the reality of her condition as a dream catcher and its implications on her future. Things get even more complicated when she meets her father for the very first time—and he's in a coma. As Janie uncovers his secret past, she begins to realize that the future she once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she’d ever thought possible. For me, this was a real disappointment. The fragmented writing structure (which I seemed to ignore in the first two novels) really irritated me in this book and that is most likely because there was a complete lack of plot. Also, the horrid attempts to develop “teenage slang" into the character's dialogue became infuriating due to over usage. For example, "yadamean" was the made up slang term for "you know what I mean." I don’t recall the characters speaking like this in the previous books so where did this slang come from all of a sudden? As a series end it could have been so much better! I felt like the author wrote the book to fulfill an obligation because there is very little substance to it. For those who enjoyed the previous books, either pass on this one or keep your expectations low to avoid disappointment.
Date published: 2010-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Gone....out of my system Gone is the third book in lisa mc Mann's supposed trilogy, however with the lack of story in this book there better be more or this series really is pointless. Also to let everyone know there are only 214 pages and with the way the book is set up it's really like 150 pages, so not so sure it's worth the hard cover price of 19.99. This book continues from fade where the main character janie is weighing her options about being blind and crippled and staring with her love cabel or leaving him and her job behind forever. Just when she thinks she knows what to do, janie get's an urgent call from her best friend carrie saying that her mother is on the front lawn drunk as usual and crying and that carrie is going to bring her to the hospital. Janie is so embarressed and fedup with her lush of a mother but still she is the only family she has so she heads for the hospital with cabe only to discover that her mom isn't the one in trouble, it's a man named henry feingold, he is dying and according to janies mother he is her father. At first janie wants nothing to do with this man, her father but after going into his mind she decides to do a little investigating and is interested in what she finds out. He lives on the outskirts of town isolated from everything, the only contact to the world is through his internet business, selling junk. Janie also discovers that henry is still and always was in love with her mom, which raises questions in janies mind. Why leave wnles he was like her and choses a different path a path where blindness and crippleness don't exist and everything is quite, no one around to dream but wondering what the ultimate price of that path is. With the help of her friends from the now and past, janie decides the right path to take and after her father dies knoes she made the right choise. I enjoyed the first two books, always wanting more and hoping, but honestly this book was pretty much a pointless filler. I just hope there is another book comming(a really big one) that will add more info and properly end this "trilogy" 2010-35
Date published: 2010-04-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing This book was a poor effort in comparion to the preious two in the series. It seemed as though the author was writing with no story in mind.
Date published: 2010-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Series should have ended with Fade In Gone by Lisa McMann, nothing really happened in the story. I didn't like the writing style at all and the fact that it was written in present tense. There were so many sentences that didn't even contain a subject. For example, "Lies back down on the couch, full of cake. Thinks about what happens next. Knows that she'll say..." (182) Also, Janie started swearing a lot in this book and even at her mother. It didn’t sound like a realistic choice of words that she would use. Overall, I felt like I wasted my time reading this book. Janie is complaining a lot and her thoughts are very repetitive. The story should have started and ended with the second book, Fade. I don't understand why authors are trying to create trilogies when they have nothing to write about. Janie has to make a decision. She can either get a scholarship and attend school and eventually lose her eyesight and the function of her hands. Or she can become a recluse and live on her own somewhere far away from town where no one will dream, and as a result preserve her eyesight and the feeling of her hands. Little does she know that her second option comes with more consequences than she first thought. Janie discovers that her father is still alive. But he is in a coma. He had been living alone all this time. Her mother, the alcoholic, has told her that his brain exploded. When Janie goes to visit his room, she always experiences the same dream, with bright colours and static and feels that she can barely make it out of it alive. What is going on in her father’s dreams? What will Janie discover about her father’s past? What will Janie choose to do? A quarter of the book is committed to Janie and Caleb visiting his brother’s house for vacation. Another half or so is dedicated to Janie not knowing what to do about her father, secretly visiting his house, and trying to help him. And the last quarter is about Janie still trying to help her father and making her big decision. So, all in all, nothing really happened that couldn’t be explained in one or two sentences. Here are some quotes I enjoyed. Contains spoilers: “They stand near the grave and wait. Even the birds are quiet as they approach the heat of the day.” (172) I also liked the concept of Morton’s Fork, not the quote ahead, which Janie explains as, “A totally suck-ass choice between two equally terrible outcomes.” (191) 1/5
Date published: 2010-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! i disagree, with everyone saying the book was a 'disappointment' or is wasnt good. i really liked the last book in the series, and thought it was well written. I dont see what was so bad about it, i really liked it,
Date published: 2010-03-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Huge Disappointment Well I read this book a few weeks ago and honestly, it was a let down. The beginning was great, I thought this could be a great conclusion....but the ending totally ruined that. I feel like it didnt end, we don't know what happens, there should have been one more chapter, 30 or something years into the future. Great series, bad series ender.
Date published: 2010-03-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing Reason for Reading: Next (and last) in the series. Summary: Janie has been left with a decision to make about her future and concentrates on making that decision. However, a wrench is thrown into her contemplations when her never before known father shows up in ICU causing her alcoholic mother to go off the deep end and add a twist to her previous choice. Now she must decide which is lesser of two evils. Comments: Right of the bat I'll say this was rather disappointing. For a good portion of the book, from the beginning, the story mostly concentrates on Janie's dealing and coping with her alcoholic mother. Which would have been fine if this was just another teen dysfunctional family novel (which I abhor) but it was supposed to be the final book in a, so far, exciting paranormal trilogy. Janie has become very good at blocking out dreams unless they hit her out of nowhere, so during this part of the book there is barely any semblance of paranormal activity. The introduction of Janie's father and his story that Janie learns through his comatose dreams was an interesting plot move and was certainly the highlight of the book. I enjoyed the twist it brought to the story and the extra dimension it added to Janie's decision. In the end though, I thought her decision lacked logic and I came up with a different way in which she could have possibly solved her dilemna. I won't go into any details about what I thought of the casual, s*xual relationship between Janie and Cabel, except that I was not impressed. In general I was not impressed with Gone much at all; I read the book very quickly, I was already committed to the characters and enjoyed the previous two books *very much* but Gone just did not share an exciting plot with them. The father's part was good but not that exciting and I didn't pick up this book to read about the trials, tribulations and effects of an alcoholic on a family. Readable, but disappointing for the last book in a trilogy.
Date published: 2010-02-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not very good In my opinion, this book wasn't as good as the first two. I loved the first two books a lot and i was expecting a lot more from the author in this book, which i didnt get. I was just really disappointed with this one.
Date published: 2010-02-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sad This book was not my favourite out of the three. Although it wrapped up Janies story nicely, it was very sad. At times i felt so miserable for Janie and her situation. Her and Cabel's realtionship is rocky, the effects of the dreams are getting worse and to top it all off a man who is supposodly her dad comes into her life. Janie, understandably, is having a hard time dealing with all of this. She has two options, either live out her life with the dreams and become blind and crippled by her late twenties, or live in isolation like her father. Neither is a appealing choice and you truly feel for Janie as she has to make it. Very sad book, but I'm happy at the choice that Janie makes in the end.
Date published: 2010-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Thrilling Third Installment Lisa McMann has built up a brilliant track record thus far with the first two books in the Dream Catcher trilogy, Wake and Fade (Fade review). With the final installment, McMann pulls it off again, bringing the story to a brilliant conclusion with Gone. Writing-wise, Gone basically meets expectations. It's great to get another dose of McMann's unique writing style. The fragmented sentences, the exhilarating rush that accompanies it... there's something almost poetic about the diction choice, and the way they're selectively arranged. It definitely creates a sense of rushed immediacy, which injects tension and suspense into the narrative superbly. Character development is continued nicely - we get more of a sense of Cabel and Janie - and the minor characters - as people. Getting familiarized with their motivations and thought processes definitely increases intimacy and augments credibility. There seems to be a bit of an exchange of action for character progression in Gone. One of the great things about the trilogy has been its ability to provoke thought. Gone is no exception - McMann introduces interesting dilemmas which will doubtlessly cause you to self-reflect and wonder what you would do in that situation. The situation continued and rearranged and then posed in a new way in Gone is definitely a difficult, but well laid out, one. Which brings me to another point. Regarding the dilemma, there seems to be one answer that could potentially work out - yet this is neither proved or disproved, and more or less ignored. Hopefully this wasn't an oversight; but alas, as Gone is the final installment, guess we won't find out. McMann brings the story to a very fitting conclusion with Gone. It's a fulfilling ending, which makes sense (mostly) and brings about a degree of satisfaction. With poetic writing, raw characters and an intriguing plot, Lisa McMann's Gone is bound to be another great success.
Date published: 2010-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GONE but NEVER forgotten! Wow. What else can I say about GONE? It’s poignant, touching, funny and kind of creepy and scary all at the same time. Janie and Cabel are back in the third and final book in this awesome series. I don’t want to give away all the plot twists and turns, but a stranger comes into Janie’s life and forces her to make a huge decision that may become her undoing. I think this was the best book in the series – it certainly had me hooked from the beginning and Ms. McMann knows how to write a page turner that is both suspenseful AND sexy. I loved this book, but am a little sad the series is over. Can’t wait to see what is next for this amazing writer.
Date published: 2010-01-08

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9:39 a.m. At the hospital, Janie moves carefully through the hallways as usual, watching for open doors. She gets caught in a weak dream but only for a few seconds—she barely even has to pause in step. They stand outside Henry’s room, Janie’s hand tense on the handle. Static and shockingly bright colors. Again, Janie nearly crumples to her knees, but this time she is more prepared. She steps blindly toward the bed and Cabel helps her safely to the floor as her head pounds with noise. It’s more intense than ever. Just when Janie thinks her eardrums are going to burst, the static dulls and the scene flickers to a woman in the dark once again. It’s the same woman as the day before, Janie’s certain, though she can’t make out any distinguishing features. And then Janie sees that the man is there too. It’s Henry, of course. It’s his dream. He’s in the shadows, sitting on a chair, watching the woman. Henry turns, looks at Janie and blinks. His eyes widen and he sits up straighter in his chair. “Help me!” he pleads. And then, like a broken filmstrip, the picture cuts out and the static is back, louder than ever, constant screamo in her ears. Janie struggles, head pounding. Tries pulling out of the dream, but she can’t focus—the static is messing up her ability to concentrate. She’s flopping around on the floor now. Straining. Thinks Cabel is there, holding her, but she can’t feel anything now. The bright colors slam into her eyes, into her brain, into her body. The static is like pinpricks in every pore of her skin. She’s trapped. Trapped in the nightmare of a man who can’t wake up. Janie struggles again, feeling like she’s suffocating now. Feeling like if she doesn’t get out of this mess, she might die here. Cabe! she screams in her head. Get me out of here! But of course he can’t hear her. She gathers up all her strength and pulls, groaning inwardly with such force that it hurts all the way through. When the nightmare flickers to the picture of the woman again, Janie is just barely able to burst from her confines. She gasps for breath. “Janie?” Cabel’s voice is soft, urgent. His finger paints her skin from forehead to cheek, his hand captures the back of her neck, and then he lifts her, carries her to the chair. “Are you okay?” Janie can’t speak. She can’t see. Her body is numb. All she can do is nod. And then, there’s a sound from across the room. It’s certainly not Henry.Copyright © 2010 by Lisa McMann