Wake Up Missing (Paperback)

By Kate Messner

Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books, 9780802737489, 264pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2014



Einstein, Edison, DaVinci, Oppenheimer, Curie. The greatest minds in science are about to be illegally recreated--and Cat Grayson must stop it. After suffering a concussion, Cat is attending I-CAN, a groundbreaking facility that promises to cure her of constant headaches and lost memory. But I-CAN is state-of-the-art in its technology and its secrets, with a plan to implant DNA from great scientists into modern kids and use them to create a super-weapon. When Cat and her fellow patients discover the truth, they're in serious danger and must make a daring escape through the Everglades to expose the secrets of I-CAN and save its subjects from losing themselves forever. This fascinating adventure is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

About the Author

Kate Messner is a former middle-school English teacher and the author of E. B. White Read Aloud Award-winner The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z; Sugar and Ice; Eye of the Storm, a 2013 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book; Capture the Flag, the Marty McGuire chapter book series; and two picture books, Seamonster's First Day and Over and Under the Snow. She lives on Lake Champlain with her husband and two kids. When she's not reading or writing, she loves hiking, kayaking, biking, and watching thunderstorms over the lake. www.katemessner.com - @KateMessner

Praise For Wake Up Missing

"Middle grade readers seeking adventure stories will enjoy this title. The topics of gene therapy and bioethics provide the reader with food for thought long after the book ends." —Library Media Connection

"Kate Messner combines a fascinating concept with page-turning suspense . . .  Reading this book is like a wild roller-coaster ride through the Florida swamps." —Margaret Peterson Haddix, author of The Missing and the Shadow Children series

"An exciting middle-grade thriller." —Publishers Weekly

"Plenty of action. . .  these heart-pounding scenes will be a hit." —School Library Journal on Eye of the Storm

"Laced with humor and heart . . . an insightful and affecting read." —Booklist on The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.