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Not impressive for a FINAL installment
on July 24, 2010
Gone is the last book in the Wake Trilogy. Personally, i really like the first two books(wake and fade) veryyyy much. But i believe Gone didn't do this series any justice. So much goes on in wake and fade that sometimes i found myself re-reading pages to grasp whats happening. The first two installments were a thrill to read. However, not much happens in the last one. Honestly, i think the entire book could've been summed up in a chapter or two, it did not require a whole book just to get a point across.
The storyline of Gone is flat with no climax what so ever. Without giving out any important information, all i am going to say is that in this book, Janie learns about her Father, her mothers past and why her mother is the way she is.....THATS IT!!!! And she also has to choose her future, but that was foreshadowed in Fade, so nothing new there.
But a good thing i liked about this novel is that Cabel and Janies relationship progresses. You are reminded once again why Cabel is such a sweetheart and why Janie loves him so much. I love Janie and Cabels relationship. The ending was good. Although, i think Lisa mcMann could've just made Fade a little longer and added couple more chapters to sum up Gone.
I found Janies mother to be so annoying. Her lack of care for her daughter was so unbelievable. She only came out of her room to get booze, did absolutely nothing around the house and constantly cussed Janie. Janie got some guts for putting up with a mother like that. I guess since Janies mother was such a poor excuse for a mother, Janie had no choice but to grow up fast. I liked her Father though, he seemed like a very intelligent and loving man. I m sure Janies life would've been a lot different and happier if her father was in her life. Too bad.
My favorite book in the trilogy is Fade then Wake. I would recommend this novel only IF you have read the first 2 installments since you find out about Janie's father and more about her abilities. Other than that there is nothing more this book can offer.