When We Wake

Awards:   Commended for Storylines 2014 Notable Books 2014 (New Zealand) Short-listed for NZ Post Children's Book Award 2014 (New Zealand) Shortlisted for Hugo Nebula Award 2014. Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Young Adult Fiction Award 2014. Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Senior Fiction 2014. Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Young Adult Fiction 2014. Shortlisted for Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel (Young Adult) 2014.
Author:   Karen Healey
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
ISBN:  

9781742378084


Pages:   300
Publication Date:   29 January 2013
Recommended Age:   From 14
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Awards

  • Commended for Storylines 2014 Notable Books 2014 (New Zealand)
  • Short-listed for NZ Post Children's Book Award 2014 (New Zealand)
  • Shortlisted for Hugo Nebula Award 2014.
  • Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Young Adult Fiction Award 2014.
  • Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Senior Fiction 2014.
  • Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Young Adult Fiction 2014.
  • Shortlisted for Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel (Young Adult) 2014.

Overview

'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.

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Author:   Karen Healey
Publisher:   Allen & Unwin
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Weight:   0.280kg
ISBN:  

9781742378084


ISBN 10:   1742378080
Pages:   300
Publication Date:   29 January 2013
Recommended Age:   From 14
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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Amelia writes: I have been a big fan of New Zealander Karen Healey since her first release Guardian of the Dead in 2010. She has a talent for breathing new life into tired, overdone genres that I have virtually given up on. In When We Wake, Healey throws out all the dystopian tropes that readers have come to dread and instead creates a fresh, sharp and worryingly familiar future for Australia. Opening in Melbourne in the year 2027, we follow 16 year old Tegan Oglietti, environmental activist, Beatles obsessive and madly in love as she heads off to a government protest in the city. When things get out of hand and she is shot, Tegan wakes up in a government facility 100 years in the future - the first cryonically frozen human to be successfully revived. Thrust into a world of spiralling climate change, legislated xenophobia, and layer upon layer of conspiracy Tegan has to cope with the sudden loss of family and friends while also battling a severe case of culture shock. Feisty, determined and quick to adjust Tegan leads a brilliant cast of characters living in a chillingly plausible future that will leave you questioning who we are as a country and more importantly - where we're heading.


'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


Author Information

Karen Healey is the author of the critically acclaimed Guardian of the Dead and The Shattering. She likes sundresses, researching world-ending apocalyptic scenarios, and books about lady spies. She doesn't like library fines.

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