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Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner

Hi guys! Today I’m going to write a review of Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner.

I originally got this book from a library summer reading challenge and instantly fell in love with it.

Wake Up Missing is about four kids: Quentin, Sarah, Ben and Cat. They have nothing in common except for the fact that they all have head injuries. They are sent to a seemingly innocent neuroscience center in the Everglades. Soon after their treatments begin, the kids suspect that they are subjects of an experiment that goes beyond treating concussions, which could soon threaten their identities. They struggle to work as a team and overcome their injuries in order to escape, or risk losing themselves forever.


The characters are easy to love, and it is satisfying seeing them change for the better as they overcome their struggles and eventually become a great team.


The adventure segments in this book are pretty good. There are harrowing escapes and close saves, and bonding along the way.


There was plenty of science for this to be categorized as a true science fiction book. The science is more DNA related than the otherworldly technology that you sometimes find in science fiction books.

This book is great for you if you like science, adventure and team building in your books. It was a quick read, but definitely worth it, as I have reread it several times now. If you are sensitive to violence, there is not much to worry about in this book- the scenes are not graphic at all.

I give this book five stars overall, as it keeps you interested and engaged all throughout the book.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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