Book review: When We Wake, by Karen Healey

When We Wake by Karen Healey begins in Australia in the year 2027. It’s all told from the point of view of 16-year-old Tegan, who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up in the year 2128. She is still in Australia, but climate change has taken hold: temperatures are rising and, while the world’s population increases, available land is shrinking. Apparently ignoring the plight of its distressed neighbours, Australia has completely closed its borders. The well-drawn setting of When We Wake and the exploration of big ideas are undoubtedly the strengths…

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