Book Tour: Memento Nora

Memento Nora
Author: Angie Smibert
Pages: 192 pgs
Reading Level: YA
Release Date: April 28th 2011
Review Source: I Read Banned Books ARC Tour

OK so here goes my review. I read the book fast, it was very predictable to me. I never connected with the characters. It felt very sterile most of the time while reading. The plot was a great idea with the concept of living in a world where if you want to forget you take a pill. Its basically New York in the future and their is violence everywhere. You have a chance to take a pill to remove those horrible memories that don't let you sleep at night. You take a visit to the Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic (TFC).  So Nora is taken there by her mother to forget the incident she witness while shopping with her mother. Nora has to hear what her mother wants to forget first and is shocked at what she discovers. Then its Nora's turn to drink the pill and she decides she won't. Nora was influenced by a boy she saw leave before her at the clinic and also by her mother's confession. So that's how Nora and Micah start hanging out at school and uncovering more truths and develop many Why's. The story contains romance, mystery and violence. I feel that the book will appeal much more to a younger audience.

Summary: (from Memento Nora website) Nora, the popular girl and happy consumer, witnesses a horrific bombing on a shopping trip with her mother. In Nora’s near-future world, terrorism is so commonplace that she can pop one little white pill to forget and go on like nothing ever happened. However, when Nora makes her first trip to a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic, she learns what her mother, a frequent forgetter, has been frequently forgetting. Nora secretly spits out the pill and holds on to her memories. The memory of the bombing as well as her mother’s secret and her budding awareness of the world outside her little clique make it increasingly difficult for Nora to cope. She turns to two new friends, each with their own reasons to remember, and together they share their experiences with their classmates through an underground comic. They soon learn, though, they can’t get away with remembering.

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