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BOOK REVIEW: THE AWAKENING
BY KELLEY ARMSTRONG

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The Awakening is the second book in a paranormal trilogy for young adults. As backstory, the first book (The Summoning) centered around Chloe Saunders, a normal teenage girl who has just started seeing ghosts. They know that she sees them, and so they can talk to her. Of course, the adults in her life don't believe her, so she gets sent to Lyle House, a sort of group home/school for "troubled teens." Soon after arriving, she realizes that there's something odd about every teen there--they all seem to have some sort of weird power that most people don't have.

In this book, we learn more about what's really going on at Lyle House and about the powers that the main characters have. There is, of course, a big conspiracy. I'm sure the third book will have more revelations, and I can't wait to read it.

For most of this book, Chloe is on the run with fellow escapees Simon, Derek and Tori. Because they are teenagers, some cringe-worthy mistakes are made (although not as many as you'd expect, considering that teenagers are known for being impulsive and not thinking things through). Not surprisingly, the people in charge of the Lyle House are chasing after them, because (a) they have special powers and (b) they're starting to piece together why they were all put in Lyle House to begin with.

While written for young adults, it's also an enjoyable book for older audiences. I definitely recommend this.

REVIEWED BY KELLY HAGER

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, KELLY HAGER.


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