Friday, January 1, 2010

First Book - Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac


The first book I've completed off my ever growing list, is Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin.
About:
If Naomi had picked tails, she would have won the coin toss. She wouldn't have had to go back for the yearbook camera, and she wouldn't have hit her head on the steps. She wouldn't have woken up in an ambulance with amnesia. She certainly would have remembered her boyfriend, Ace. She might even have remembered why she fell in love with him in the first place. She would understand why her best friend, Will, keeps calling her Chief. She'd get all his inside jokes, and maybe he wouldn't be so frustrated with her for forgetting things she can't possibly remember. She'd know about her mom's new family. She'd know about her dad's fiancée. She wouldn't have to spend her junior year relearning all the French she supposedly knew already. She never would have met James, the boy with the questionable past and the even fuzzier future, who tells her he once wanted to kiss her. She wouldn't have wanted to kiss him back. But Naomi picked heads

Thoughts on book:
I found that I couldn't put it down. It's a good read and I recommend it. The plot was good and not predictable. I found I could relate to the main character, even though I'm not an amnesiac.

Next book on the list I'm reading now:
A Kiss in time
Catch 22
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

I tend to read more than one at a time. If I get bored with one, I can always go on to the next and return to it later.

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