Awake

Natasha Preston

Summary

The book Awake, is about a girl named Scarlet who an organization called Eternal Light, thinks is the key to immortality. Scarlet was taken from them at a young age by who she assumes are her parents. When a new boy, Noah, moves to town she doesn't expect anything out of the ordinary. When Noah and Scarlet start dating, he invites her on a trip out of the country, and leads her into a trap designed by Eternal Light, to capture and kill her. Scarlet has only a week before she is to be a living sacrifice, and she has to rely on Noah, who betrayed her, to help her run away.

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The power in the writting

What I thought was powerful in this book, was that Scarlet has no memory from before the age of 4 and she had no idea that she had an abnormal childhood. When her parents finally tell her the truth after all this time she can't believe it and refuses to accept it.