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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

By Gabrielle Zevin
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Publisher Description

From the author of Elsewhere and the Birthright trilogy, Gabrielle Zevin's Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac is an imaginative YA novel all about love and second chances.

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.

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

56 Reviews

“Okay book, but not one of my favorites. It was cute, but I don't know if I'd read it again.”
“I really, really enjoyed this.”
“I love a lot of things about this book. She has amnesia and i find it so intriguing, she has 3 romantic relationships and that is so realistic. She thinks she knows one of this boys but is mistaken and wow i am just thrilled about this book. I love love love how it is 270 pages long and its good! I really adore short good books, it shows skilled writers. I am looking forward to write a full reaview on my blog soon.”
“By page 9 I was really hooked, the main character Naomi was adopted so I related to that. I liked that she had a hobby, and the secondary characters were important, as they'd probably need to be in a novel where the protagonist doesn't remember her life post the start of high-school. Overall I loved how this wasn't a love story, it ended up being more a story about her finding herself and growing up. Amnesia is a good way to utilize this in a YA novel. But I think toward the end it may have just fell back into becoming a love story again. If it would've ended sooner I think I would've enjoyed it more. But props for the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead reference.”
“This book wasn't quite what I thought it was going to be. It was good, I understand the hype that's its been getting but I just thought it was going to be a little bit different then it was. I Really liked Naomi as a character, even though she was a little annoying at times. Another thing was how she had so many different love interest throughout the book. Which I understand why, but I then had a hard time decided which guy I liked better. Overall i enjoyed it, I was hoping it was going to be a little more fast paced, but its a good shorter read for those who want a deeper book.”

About Gabrielle Zevin

Gabrielle Zevin is the New York Times and internationally best-selling author of several critically acclaimed novels, including The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which is now a motion picture, and Young Jane Young. Her most recent novel is Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, one of the best books of the year, according to the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Entertainment Weekly, the Atlantic, Oprah Daily, Slate, NPR, the Hollywood Reporter, and many other outlets. Her novels have been translated into forty languages. She lives in Los Angeles.

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