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Review: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

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 fiancee.
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.


I enjoyed this book and found it to be an easy read which kept me happily interested throughout.

I loved the main premise. The main character Naomi had an accident and knocked her head and as a result she gets amnesia and forgets the last four years of her life. I found it fascinating to see how Naomi deals with life after her accident. It was interesting to see how she made changes to the things she was doing and the people she hung out with.

I particularly liked Will as a character. I loved the boy entirely and would have loved to have a best friend like him when I was a teenager. I loved his quirky habits and the way in which he did all the sweet and thoughtful things he did for Naomi.

All in all a quick and interesting read.


I thought this book was quite cute when I read it. Glad you enjoyed it too :)
hawwa said…
I haven't read this yet but I would love to as I adored Gabrielle Zevin's other book, Elsewhere...great review thanks for sharing.