When We Wake
"In 2027, sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl--playing the guitar, falling in love, and protesting the wrongs of the world with her friends. But then Tegan dies, waking up 100 years in the future as the unknowing first government guinea pig to be cryogenically fr... read full description below.
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'A gripping, human story set against the backdrop of a chillingly plausible future here.' - Sean Williams 'A stirring and century-spanning adventure story that vividly shows how the future is created by our mistakes, our triumphs, and our love.' - Scott Westerfeld Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027 - she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice. But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies - and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened. Tegan is the first person to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity - though all she wants is to rebuild some semblance of a normal life ...including spending as much time as possible with musically gifted Abdi, even if he does seem to hate the sight of her. But the future isn't all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better future? Award-winning author Karen Healey has created a gripping tale of an inspiring heroine living in a not-so-distant future that could easily be our own.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Commended for Storylines 2014 Notable Books 2014 (New Zealand)
Short-listed for NZ Post Children's Book Award 2014 (New Zealand)
Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Young Adult Fiction 2014.
Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Young Adult Fiction Award 2014.
Shortlisted for Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel (Young Adult) 2014.
||'A gripping, human story set against the backdrop of a chillingly plausible future here.' - Sean Williams. 'A stirring and century-spanning adventure story that vividly shows how the future is created by our mistakes, our triumphs, and our love.' - Scott Westerfeld
Karen Healey is the author of the critically acclaimed Guardian of the Dead and The Shattering.