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If I Wake By Nikki Moyes If I Wake Will is sixteen year old Lucy s best friend Their lives intersect in dreams where destiny pulls them together through different times in history Even though their meetings are real to Lucy than the p

  • Title: If I Wake
  • Author: Nikki Moyes
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  • Page: 140
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  • If I Wake By Nikki Moyes Will is sixteen year old Lucy s best friend Their lives intersect in dreams, where destiny pulls them together through different times in history Even though their meetings are real to Lucy than the present, Lucy is uncertain if Will exists outside her mind Lucy s mum thinks there is something wrong when Lucy sleeps for days at a time She is so caught up with findWill is sixteen year old Lucy s best friend Their lives intersect in dreams, where destiny pulls them together through different times in history Even though their meetings are real to Lucy than the present, Lucy is uncertain if Will exists outside her mind Lucy s mum thinks there is something wrong when Lucy sleeps for days at a time She is so caught up with finding a cure she doesn t see the real problem Lucy is bullied at school and is thinking of ending her life When the bullying goes too far and Lucy ends up in a coma, only Will can reach her But how do you live when the only person who can save you doesn t exist
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    1. Archit Ojha on said:

      There comes a point where it all becomes too much Where we get too tired to fight any So we give up That s when the real work begins To find hope where there seems to be absolutely none at all Grey Anatomy Life for Lucy is nothing than a nightmare At the beginning of the story, she invites her friends to her birthday party Not a single person shows up and that s when she comes to know that she is not accepted Only when she sleeps and dreams, she feels alive In her dreams, she encounters with a [...]

    2. Vicki on said:

      Although there is no beauty in despair, this book has beauty in sharing the despair of Lucy with the reader I ached for Lucy, I yearned for her to find Will in whatever year she landed I felt regret for her when she reawakened in her own time A time of bullies, hatred, and cruelty Lucy walked that fine line of believing that life was no longer worth living and wanting to live a life worth living My heart broke every time someone was cruel and vicious to her This book made me feel And feel deeply [...]

    3. J. Schlenker on said:

      I read this book twice I thought it quite brilliant I loved how the author interwove dreams, time travel, and possibly reincarnation to give meaning to life The book has many layers, one of the signs of a good book, for me The main character, Lucy, is dealing with numerous life situations, none of which are good bullying, a far from ideal home situation, and thoughts of suicide But her dreams or recollections of past lives, or possibly just guardian angels showing her different life situations g [...]

    4. Nikki Landis on said:

      I loved and I hated this book.I HATED this book because for about 90%, I was fighting mad, depressed, and shocked at the cruelty that is consistently inflicted upon Lucy I know this book is about bullying and suicide, but I can t believe so much bad can happen to a person I don t want to believe it I want to stay in my happy little cushion of life and pretend this doesn t happen The reality is that there are people who experience this behavior on a daily basis, and there are those who are tired [...]

    5. Nikki Moyes on said:

      I ve had a couple of people express concern that this book will be similar to If I Stay It s actually very different from Gayle Forman s book If I Wake is similar in theme to Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher without glorifying suicide , or for a better depiction of depression, My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga without the unrealistic, love saving you from depression If I Wake also has a magical realism slant to the story, similar to Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver or Dreamslip by B [...]

    6. Eva Pasco on said:

      A Wake Up Call Lucy, aka Lucy Janette Phillips, or LJ pivots from the memory she retains of turning eleven, inviting her classmates to a birthday party no one attends, and ridiculed about it Over the years, school is a living hell The only relief forthcoming is when Lucy sleeps for days at a time and dreams In each of her dreams she reconnects with Will as destiny aligns their paths throughout different times in history Henceforth, up until the age of seventeen, the constant barrage of being tau [...]

    7. James Hartley on said:

      This is a well written, passionate book about love, mental illness and the best and worst of human behaviour on a sensitive young mind.Essentially the story of a high school girl, Lucy, the book charts her meetings with her best friend Will at different periods of history birth of humankind, medieval England, etc All the while Lucy is lying in a coma after attempting suicide and we like Lucy s family and the medical establishment in the real world are never quite sure what tricks Lucy s mind is [...]

    8. Joanne on said:

      If I Wake by Nikki Moyes is a really powerful and confronting book that speaks directly to the issues of bullying, peer pressure and suicide among kids and teens It s a journey through Lucy s world of despair that is punctuated by moments of joy and hope along the way Her times of escape are a respite for both Lucy and the reader As someone who still grieves one of my own senior high students who took her own life just five months ago, I found this really compelling reading I wept and, at times, [...]

    9. Melanie Atkinson on said:

      I was truly moved by Nikki Moyes If I Wake I began reading this book as a passenger on a 12 hour road trip and once I started, I was immediately pulled into the story and into Lucy s world It made the otherwise long drive fly by.The main character s struggles were vividly portrayed and heartbreaking in a way that elicited sympathy from the reader without feeling forced or contrived I found myself shedding tears at times in behalf of Lucy and her experiences The world building was excellent and w [...]

    10. Sarah Northwood on said:

      This is my first read of this Author Nikki Moyes and I was intrigued to read the story if I wake, from the reviews It is described as a Young Adult novel I can see why but make no mistakes this is a powerful story to read as an Adult It is unlike anything I ve ever read before and the Author does for me, the impossible, she weaves, fantasy, history, the main character leading different lives through time, all in one seamless story You may think it sounds like a weird mash up but trust me it s no [...]

    11. La Coccinelle on said:

      I know it might not seem like it from the way I rate and review books, but I don t actually go into any book thinking I m going to dislike it The synopsis and premise are usually what ll spur me to pick up a book, and that was the case here I was intrigued by the dream friend aspect of the story, and hoped that it would provide an interesting backdrop for exploring the themes of bullying and suicide Unfortunately, it did not I found the book to be problematic and potentially dangerous.I wish the [...]

    12. R. James on said:

      Every once in a while, you are lucky enough to come across a story that manages to weave a nice tale while dealing with sensitive issues If I Wake is one such stroke of luck While the issues of bullying and teen suicide are not the primary focus of the storyline, Author Nikki Moyes works them into this time travel parallel being tale that allows the reader to experience those everyday travesties of real life, and understand them in a way that they could never imagine If I Wake takes the reader o [...]

    13. Helen on said:

      This is an incredibly well written, sensitive story about a subject that is still taboo for most of us suicide.Lucy is a teenage girl who has always had a tough time at school from bullies, to the point where she feels like an outsider, practically invisible to everyone around her But every year, on her birthday, she falls asleep and wakes to find herself in a different time period, ranging from prehistoric times to the future The one constant is Will, who she saves every time from certain death [...]

    14. Richard Brant on said:

      How do I review this book Well, that s probably the hardest question of all How about I say I ve never seen anything like it before in my life And coming from an individual educated in literature, formally and otherwise, that s saying something Brilliant falls show Five stars How about ten How about fifteen This book doesn t deserve anything less than the eye level shelf of any bookstore I knowMs Moyes describes If I Wake as YA fiction, but I d argue that point I am definitely not a young adult [...]

    15. Kayla Krantz on said:

      Wow This is one of the most powerful YA stories I ve read since Thirteen Reasons Why In this story, we re introduced to Lucy, a loner longing to have just one friend Even her own mother doesn t seem close to her On her eleventh birthday, Lucy goes into a deep sleep where she first meets Will, named Wu, and from there her birthdays become a marker It s only then that she is able to see Will, her only friend, through various periods in time Lucy is a well developed character She shows both flaws a [...]

    16. Sojourner McConnell on said:

      What a deep and meaningful book this is It had so many components that I loved There was meeting Will in different places and times all the way back to before what we consider civilization It was wonderfully paced and kept me reading wanting to know about this unique couple and their connection If you are a history buff like me, you will love this too It makes for an amazing tale.

    17. E.M. McIntyre on said:

      This is a beautifully written, deeply emotional book centered around depression and suicide The plot is brilliant, containing a bit of fantasy and what the reader will have to guess at as being time travel or dreaming this is unlike anything I ve read before and I couldn t stay away from it Excellent book

    18. Shirley Ririhena on said:

      MINDBLOWN.WOW, i didn t expected it to be one of my favorite book and it did, it goes way beyond my expectation wow wow wow wow Seriously i would give the author standing ovation throw myself to hug her.She pick up the topic that society used to avoid to talk about but now starting to change, we start to talk about mental illness, bullying, and suicide to make people aware and prevent it, to help each other not to discriminate or stigmatized In my opinion Nikki Moyes did a wonderful job by writi [...]

    19. Matthew Sabin on said:

      I read this book in 2 days, because I couldn t put it down or turn it off, since I read it through my Kindle app Starting out took a little bit of extra attention, because there is little context provided about Lucy s life and the people in it But that slow pace quickly turned into an adventure.I love how the author chose a very wide range of times ages and events to which Lucy traveled in her dreams I love history so it was fun to read this version of it A modern girl, cast aside from everyone [...]

    20. Lauren - SERIESous Books on said:

      I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source While the traveling back in time aspect is great, for me it was all about the bullying And this is a beautiful story about how your actions impact a person It was so hard for me to watch Lucy get beaten down in her everyday life I remember thinking to myself that this can t happen in real life because there is no way people could be so cruel.I absolutely loved t [...]

    21. Entrada Book Review on said:

      Lucy is a girl who gets bullied at school Bullied a lot Especially by four mean girls and their friends She tries to become as invisible as possible and make it through each day Most of the time she s alone, with no friends, and no other family except for a mom who s always at work.The only joy in life is her imaginary friend Will Will comes into her life after a traumatic event and she gets to see him each year on her birthday but only in her dreams Will teaches her about family, faith, bravery [...]

    22. Richard Kiefer on said:

      5.0 out of 5 starsA Great Author is born By richard kiefer on September 3, 2016Format Kindle Edition How do I review this book Well, that s probably the hardest question of all How about I say I ve never seen anything like it before in my life And coming from an individual educated in literature, formally and otherwise, that s saying something Brilliant falls show Five stars How about ten How about fifteen This book doesn t deserve anything less than the eye level shelf of any bookstore I knowMs [...]

    23. Shaz Webster on said:

      I was lucky enough to win this book in a giveaway and I loved it It was not what I was expecting, it was better I loved how immersed the character got when she awoke in her alternate realities, and I would have loved to have read of these The overall story was quite sad and you really felt like you wanted to step in and help Lucy, or read that someone noticed or cared enough to reach out to her The book left me telling others about it, and I have already lent it to someone else who was intrigue [...]

    24. Nene Nene on said:

      I had gotten this book in exchange for a review from the author and must Ii say this story is beautiful in every sense Lucy, or lu or LJ the main character is called travels to a world every year on her birthday since she was eleven saving wu, will, William or bill all one person This story held so much emotion, she thought she was useless but she had a purpose she never knew Being picked on, bullied, losing a friend, nearly committing suicide she has been through it all and yet she still had fo [...]

    25. Rose Channing on said:

      This is an important book I think everyone should read I ll admit that I first I thought the storyline was too similar to If I Stay, but upon reading further I can t believe that thought ever crossed my mind I enjoyed this book so much The plot is truly unique, with plenty of fantasy and adventure, and even depth, emotion, and power It will motivate you to be a better person, and to see the good in others I feel so many things when I think about this book, it s hard to put them into words in a [...]

    26. Robert Longpré on said:

      Nikki Moyes has done what few writers have done in my opinion, created a tale that blends the contemporary world with magical realism without being lost in fantasy She has wrestled with the theme of bullying in a school setting, the issue of suicide and suicidal ideation, then taken it to the next level with a compelling tale of time travel to instil a value for life, even a life that seems to be not worth living Thank you, Ms Moyes for the opportunity to read your work.

    27. Billie Kowalewski on said:

      This book was totally fantastic I admit in the beginning I was a little confused and wasn t quite sure what was happening or where this author was taking me But the farther I went the deeper I got into it and then I didn t want to put it down I felt for Lucy and looked forward to every adventure she went on I m looking forward to reading from this author in the future, or perhaps I ll travel back in time and read this story all over again.

    28. Alisha Risen-Kent on said:

      Another s Perspective When I started reading this book, I thought it would simply be a fictional tale about lucid dreaming I could get lost in I found out quite soon that it was closer to real life than I ever expected Similar to the Netflix original 13 Reasons Why , this novel covers issues like bullying, depression, and suicide from the tormented s perspective In truth, unless you ve been on the receiving end of bullying, you really don t understand the damage to a person, both physically and [...]

    29. Erica Raquel on said:

      It was beautiful Lucy was struggling, just trying to find one friend, and she ended up making fiction a reality Doesn t make sense Just read the book It s better to go into it not knowing The plot was so well thought out It was stunning The character development was fantastic Her narration was great Really this book was deep and well thought out 5 5 Stars.

    30. Gwen Brown on said:

      This book is so beautifully written, I love it and the fact that sometimes you can t really tell if it s dream or reality especially towards the end I felt like I was in a storm of words It felt amazing the highlight of it all is that this book is brilliant.

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