Wake, by Lisa McMann

Reviewed by Kyleen, age 17, Arizona
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Teen girls who are tired of the Twilight saga may find themselves sucked into this new love story. Wake provides a new and exciting twist for those seeking a new and different story. Lisa McMann has crafted a book that is likely to keep her readers begging for more. She has created two characters which pull the audience into their lives within the first few chapters.

Wake has twists and turns around every corner. Janie is the leading lady, and she has a gift that will take readers by surprise. Cabel is Janie's opposite, and is one character to keep an eye on. He has a rocky past that creates a mysterious character. Each of the main characters has their issues, but when put together they realize they can be their own person and not have to hide it.

The story has its bumps and mistakes, but has a great flow and is worth the read. Readers may find themselves flipping page after page waiting for the next turn of events. Lisa McMann doesn't leave any stone unturned in Wake. This story gets four thumbs up for its great layout and plot. But it could be better, with more in depth descriptions of some minor characters and their roles in the story. Aside from a few bumps, Wake is great for any teen girl. Lisa McMann should be proud of bringing her ideas to life in such a great story.

The story doesn't end with Wake. It continues with the sequel, Fade, and the finale Gone. This is a new love story with a twist that can take anyone by surprise. It is worth the buy and especially worth the read.

I give Wake four stars (of a possible 5).

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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