Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

Imagine waking up after 62 years no older than the day you went to sleep. The world has changed. The people you knew are dead. In Rose's case, she was put into a stasis tube when she was 16 and forgotten. She was lost to the world until her tube was discovered and accidentally opened.

Rose is the only living heir to a vast global company. Her existence will upset the balance of the company and displace some who may otherwise have been in charge. This notoriety only complicates her life.

Rose attends school, but doesn't know how to operate the technology. The classes are too overwhelming, particularly history class where she learns about the Dark Times that devastated the population and probably killed the people she knew. She has not close friends and would rather be drawing in her sketch book than attend class. Worst of all, she misses her best friend and true love, Xavier.

I felt this book started slow, but I recommend sticking with it. There are questions to be answered, like who sent the humanoid to kidnap Rose and why did her parents put her in stasis in the first place.

For more information about this book from the Westfield Washington Public Library catalog, click here or visit Anna Sheehan's website.


  1. I absolutely LOVED this book. It's one of my favorite now. The end, just broke my heart. Tore it into tiny little pieces.

    I felt so sad for Rose. What a cruel parents.. I hated them so much.

    1. You can certainly feel for Rose. Realizing what her parents were doing to her was a painful experience.

      Thanks for reading the blog.