Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

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I can see how that could be frustrating for girls who are used to books that tell them what to think, but I thought it was refreshing and made the book all that much more powerful. This entire book felt pointless and I honestly have no clue what story Zevin was trying to tell or even what point exactly she wanted to make. There were moments when she was with James (the boy that sort of rescued her from the fall) when I thought: even if she had lost her memory, surely she shouldn’t have lost her common sense, but apparently so.

In the car, her dad introduces her to his girlfriend Rosa, who he had lied to Naomi about visiting that evening. In the novel, Naomi goes so far as to track James down and make clear to him that it wasn't only her loss of memory that had her with him. Especially since she decided to treat the characters I really liked, namly her dad and Will, rather badly.

The protagonist, Naomi Porter, was barely likeable, and came off as extremely selfish, cranky, and just generally bitchy for no apparent reason. She is the author of one other book for young adults, Elsewhere, as well as an adult book, Margarettown.

Naomi must remember who she was and figure out who she wants to be in this story of love and second chances. An unusual telling of boy-meets-girl, Zevin's debut reiterates female complexity through a husband and daughter's experiences with one surprising woman.In the hospital, Naomi learns that she fell down the steps of her high school and hit her head hard enough to cause brain trauma. I enjoyed seeing through the main character's eyes as we went through her life with her without her memories. The pain in her head is so severe that she doesn't worry about the fact that she has no idea who the guy is holding her hand and telling her everything is going to be okay. Last, and most personal and picky: I realize that lots of teenagers use profanity and lots of teenagers have sex, but, ick. Naomi discovers in these moments who she was before the accident, the people that she loves unconditionally and wants to keep in her life, and the people she does not.

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