Saturday, April 4, 2009
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
While walking out of her school with her best friend Will, Naomi falls down the stairs and loses her memory of all events for the past four years. Naomi lives with her dad but has forgotten that her parents are divorced and that he is engaged to a new woman and that she doesn't like his fiance. When she meets up with her boyfriend she can't figure out what she has seen in him. Will stands by her and supplies her with mix CDs that she discards as she tries to remember who she was. The only person she feels she can relate to is James, a mysterious boy who was there when she woke up from the accident. Naomi falls for James but finds out that he has secrets of his own that show up just as she is recovering her own memory while Will finally reveals that just before her fall they shared a kiss for the first time - an event he was trying to have her remember with all of his CDs of important songs.