Wake has an interesting premise, okay plot line, poor writing, and no character development, and in those ways reminded me of a James Patterson novel. There are millions of people over the world who love books like this, and it's no harm I guess, really. From about the fifth page, when I realized the date, time, choppy third person narration wasn't going to go away, I thought, wow, this is going to be a really terrible book. And it was. Janie gets sucked into people's dreams when she is close to them, whether she is awake or asleep, and these dreams are mostly really simple, often to do with fantasy sex, and don't really have anything to do with the plot. Then she meets a boy, sees his dreams, and then won't talk to him. This "romance" back and forth-ing is what makes up most of the short novel. Things get resolved easily at the end but it's hard to care.