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Audiobook Friday: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin


Rating: 5/5 Stars
From the Book: 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 fiancĂ©e. 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.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I picked this book up on audio recently because it's on next year's Gateway Awards. Since I'm trying to read them all in the next few months, I'm listening to the one I can on audio. I am so glad I picked this one up!
This is one audiobook I could listen to over and over. I fell in love with the story and the characters and never wanted to stop listening. I started it at work in my office, and then kept it going in my car and then as I wrapped Christmas presents when I got home. I was addicted!
I loved the story-it had mystery and romance and an interesting spin on the whole coming of age story, since Naomi loses her memory and has to start things over and figure out who she is now.
I thought the narrator, Caitlin Greer, had the perfect reading voice and I felt she really captured Naomi's voice throughout which made listening very enjoyable.
I can't wait to read more from author Gabrielle Zevin!

Comments

  1. I really want to read this one--I loved Zevin's "Elsewhere".

    (: B.

    PS. Oh--and there's going to be a new WEDDING PLANNER'S DAUGHTER? No way! I saw something on Colleen's website, but I wasn't sure...

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  2. Sounds like a great book! I've been wanting to read Zevin's Elsewhere!

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  3. I can't wait to read Elsewhere-I love the cover too!:)

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  4. I love this book. I read it about a year ago and still think about it!

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  5. Tasha-

    I still think about it too-it was that good! I love books like that.

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