08 April 2013

Wide Awake by Shelly Crane

Title:  Wide Awake
Author:  Shelly Crane
Release date:
  March 22nd, 2013
Genre:  YA, contemporary, drama 

A girl.A coma.A life she can't remember.
When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.
Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?
This is a story about Emma, hit and run victim, who wakes after spending six months in coma. By her side are her parents and Mason, her very hot and young physical therapist. She doesn't remember anyone from her life and her parents try really hard to make her be that same old Emmie. The girl who wore pink and a ponytail. The girl who was the Queen B in her high school. The girl who was selfish, shallow and cruel to others. Andrew, her boyfriend is also there and he's trying to make Emma love him again but it's not working because she starts having feelings for the guy who helped her every day, Mason. 

Wide Awake was a solid story up until Emma left the hospital and returned home. Her parents were obsessed with trying to get her to love everything Emmie loved and Emma didn't object because she didn't wanted to disappoint them. She went along with everything and it made me so mad because I strongly dislike people who are afraid to show the world who they really are. Who has time to pretend to be anything but themselves? 

Emma's friends were awful. Like those bullies who never stop torturing people who aren't 'as good as them'.  I will never say, oh well, they're just kids and they're insecure, that's why they bully those who can't defend themselves. No! No! No! Bullies have corrupt souls, they enjoy torturing other people cause it's their mission to make others hate themselves so they would rather take their own life than endure it any longer. They deserve to burn in hell. There was this one scene with which seemed over the top for because I don't think there's no way any of them would get away with it but they did.

I didn't like the romance either. It was sweet but I didn't feel anything while reading it. Emma and Mason were apologizing all the time. I am sorry for this, I am sorry for that and it kept going, on and on.  

1 comment:

  1. I've been wondering about this book. The cover is interesting and so is the concept. But after this review I doubt I'll be picking it up. Bullies really, really bother me in stories. They have to be there for a greater purpose other than the whole 'oh heck, they're kids'. Great review!