Thursday, October 3, 2013

Anything but Ordinary by Lara Avery

When she wakes up in the hospital the last thing Bryce remembers is hitting her head on the board during a diving competition. She knows she was seriously injured but she is shocked to learn that she has been in a coma for five years.  She still feels like she is 17 on the brink of college and going to the Olympics in diving.  But Bryce finds that everything has changed around her.  Her little sister is angry and defiant, her parents are distant and her boyfriend and best friend are engaged.   Bryce has to find a way to make a new life for herself with everything she knew torn away from her.  To add to her issues she finds that she is experiencing things she can't explain - she is able to remember events that happened while she was in her coma as well as things that haven't even happened yet.  Bryce seems to be making remarkable strides towards recovery but is there something else happening to her brain?  This is a great book for people who enjoy happy/sad/romantic books.  I was a little surprised by the ending but glad that the author chose to present it as it is.