Monday, 9 September 2013

Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer

Notes to Self
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Two climbed up. Two fell down.

One woke up.

Robin Saunders is a high school sophomore with an awesome best friend, a hard-working single mom, and a complicated relationship with a sweet guy named Reno. She's coasting along, trying to get through yet another tedious year of high school, when Em suggests something daring. They live in Florida-- tourist central--and Emily wants to sneak into a theme park after midnight and see what they're made of.

When things get out of control, Robin wakes up in a hospital bed and Emily doesn't wake up at all. Just getting dressed becomes an ordeal as Robin tries to heal and piece together the details of that terrible night. Racing to remember everything in the hopes of saving Emily, Robin writes a series of notes to herself to discover the truth.

Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Notes to Self(Source: I won a copy of this book. Thanks to author Avery Sawyer.)
15-year-old Robin wakes in hospital knowing only one thing – she fell.

Robin and her best friend Emily were climbing some kind of ride to see the view, but Robin doesn’t remember why they went up there, or why they fell, and Emily is still in a coma.
Why did they climb the ride? Why did they fall? Will Robin ever get her memories back? And will Emily ever wake up?

This was an okay story about a girl with amnesia.

Robin was an okay character, and was obviously upset over her best friend Emily. I liked that she had the guts to get her hair cut short, and I thought it quite unfair of the other students to blame her for Emily being in a coma.

I liked the storyline, and liked the mystery aspect of wondering why the girls fell, and whether Emily would wake up. I thought the romance angle was done well, and I wanted Robin to have someone who was there for her.
I thought the ending was okay, although I would have liked a few more sentences to really find out what happened to Emily.
Overall; an okay contemporary mystery story.
6.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. I love amnesia stories, I'll add this one to my reading list :)