Saturday, October 3, 2009

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by: Gabrielle Zevin

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by: Gabrielle Zevin
Released: August 27th 2009
Publisher: Farrar,Strous,and Giroux

4.5 stars

Summary: 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 remember 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 the French she supposedly knew already.

She never would have met James,the boy with the 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 she picked heads.

Review:This book was great. The characters were so relatible. Naomi was a great character that I could relate to. I also really loved Will. He and Naomi have to be my favorite characters of the book. James was your average messed up bad boy which you have to feel bad for. I liked James but he definitely wasn`t one of my favorites in the book.
In the beginning of the book I HATED Ace,but by the end of the book I liked him more. I also wished I could get to see more of Alice and Yvette,who I found funny at times. Another character I find funny was Chloe (Naomi`s step-sister) who made me laugh out loud.
This book was great but the ending left me questioning. It was open-ended basically and I wanted more. But overall,it was really good.


  1. I liked this book too! I really liked the idea of the book, it would totally suck to have your memory just vanish! I thought Will was a very nice guy, he was cute. :) Nice review!


  2. It was a good idea. Will was nice. I think he was my favorite character. It`s a tie between Naomi and him. lol