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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (edition 2007)

by Gabrielle Zevin

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Title:Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
Authors:Gabrielle Zevin
Info:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2007), Hardcover, 288 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
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Naomi wakes up not knowing who she is or what happened to her. As she is rediscovering who she is and who her friends are, she begins to realize her old life no longer fits with what she likes now. On the path to finding out who she is she meets a guy and breaks up with her old boyfriend. Through her journey she learns who she truly likes and why. ( )
  Kay_Downing | Apr 28, 2016 |
I loved the book up until the ending. I don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't Naomi ending up with Will. I guess I secretly wanted her to end up with James and make him better but that's not what happened. But overall, this was a great book and I loved it. ( )
  danaaa_99 | Apr 6, 2016 |
This story of a teen losing her memory was a really interesting look at the choices we make in our friendships, families and activities. Thanks for the recommend Amy Roach! ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
This story of a teen losing her memory was a really interesting look at the choices we make in our friendships, families and activities. Thanks for the recommend Amy Roach! ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
I started out really liking Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac. The plot line, having an amnesiac main character, is not a new one, but it is always interesting to see how the author will reconcile the two halves (pre- and post-amnesia) of the character. Naomi's story takes place over a ten month period, starting with when she got amnesia. While there were engaging moments in the book, I felt the character development was lacking and also never really saw a change or growth in Naomi like I would have hoped. After making a few initial changes, Naomi's life seems stagnant. Even after her memory comes back, she doesn't veer much from the path she was on . The story seemed more centered around her romantic relationships than with anything else. I would think in a situation like this, having a boyfriend would take a back seat to the hoards of other issues. While her parents are present in the novel, her dad's parenting style is very laxed and I found that hard to believe, especially since she suffered from a medical trauma. Overall, an enjoyable read, but I didn't find much depth in it. ( )
  Kristymk18 | Nov 12, 2015 |
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For my editor, Janine O'Malley, on or about the occasion of her marriage.
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Above all, mine is a love story.
If things had been different, I'd be called Nataliya or Natasha, and I'd have a Russian accent and chapped lips year round.
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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 know about her mom’s new family. She’d know about her dad’s fiancée. 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.

 After her remarkable debut, Gabrielle Zevin has crafted an imaginative second novel all about love and second chances.
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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After a nasty fall, Naomi realizes that she has no memory of the last four years and finds herself reassessing every aspect of her life.

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