Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Book Review: Notes to Self - Avery Sawyer

Notes to Self
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 suggest 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.

3/5 stars (liked it)
It is sad that it takes a bad head injury for Robin to become a better person.  With the head injury she forgets things and uses notes to remind herself how to do things, such as showering or where she needs to be.  Her mother seems like a great hard working person that wants to provide a good life for Robin despite not having her father around and a mother in school.  Also Robin has a friend, Reno who she has ignored for a while and suddenly he's the only friend she has.  Everyone at school blames her for Emily being in a coma.  So Robin resolves to try to remember what happened exactly.  I like that this book doesn't have a super happy ending, it just kind of ends as if life continues.

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