Things should be great for Janie—she has graduated from high school and is spending her summer with Cabel, the guy she’s totally in love with. But deep down she’s panicking about how she’s going to survive her future when getting sucked into other people’s dreams is really starting to take its toll.
Things get even more complicated when she meets her father for the very first time—and he’s in a coma. As Janie uncovers his secret past, she begins to realize that the choice thought she had has more dire consequences than she ever imagined.
Gone picked up right where Fade left off, Janie had just finished busting her teachers for drugging/raping the students in her school and has now graduated! However, she made the horrifying discovery that if she continues to dream catch she will go blind and lose the function of her hands by the time she is in her mid-thirties. Not a very promising future indeed.
Throughout Gone, the main conflict lurking in the shadows is dealing with what lies ahead for Janie if she continues helping the police by constantly using her abilities. And now that Cabel knows what her fate is, Janie is plagued by his reoccurring nightmares he has regarding Janie as a crippled old lady. This puts so much strain on Janie that she ends up pushing Cabel farther away from her personal life if only to avoid being sucked into the dreams Cabel doesn’t even realize he is having. So, overall their relationship was agonizing to read about because Cabel was just trying to be helpful and understanding and Janie just kept pushing him away, especially when she begins to discover more about who she is when a new character is forced into her life.
As the story progressed, things seemed to get bleaker and bleaker for Janie as she becomes stuck between a rock and a hard place. The decision she has to make has no happy ending regardless of what she chooses. So by the time the story finally concludes the outcome is not exactly a good one. It’s hopeful but not very satisfying for the reader. Maybe I’m just a sucker for a happy ending, but either way I felt like this book could have concluded soo much better than it did. Not to mention, there really wasn’t a whole lot happening in Gone in general, there was no big event, no “shabang” in the plot line, just simple character development and interaction. Needless to say, I expected a lot more out of the final events of this book and wished it had ended in a different way then it did.
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