Above all, mine is a love story. Unlike most love stories, this one involves chance, gravity, a dash of head trauma. It began with a coin toss. The coin came up tails. I was heads. Had it gone my way, there might not be a story at all. Just a chapter, or a sentence in a book whose greater theme had yet to be determined. Maybe this chapter woul've had the faintest whisper of love about it. But maybe not. Sometimes, a girl needs to lose.
I read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin , and loved it. It's a fun book about a girl who suffers from amnesia and can't remember the last four years of her life.
At the beginning of the book, Naomi Porter and her best friend Will, co-editors of the school yearbook, are in the school parking lot. They decide with a coin toss who should go back to school to retrieve a camera. Naomi loses, so she has to go back, but trips down the stairs and hits her head. As a result, she suffers from amnesia: she can't remember anything beyond sixth grade, anything from the last four years of her life.
Naomi feels like she's a different person from the one she cannot remember. She cannot remember her best friend, her parents' divorce, or her father's fiancèe. She cannot understand why she even liked her boyfriend in the first place.
I liked this book very much. Following Naomi's love story was fun and refreshing. The outcome might not be the most original, as I was able to anticipate the ending from the middle of the book on. But still, a fun book, one I'd recommend to lovers of YA fiction.