Monday, March 5, 2012

Review: Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer

Author: Avery Sawyer
Title: Notes to Self
Publication: November 20, 2011
Age: Young Adult
Rating: 5 out of 5
Source: Author

Two climbed up. Two fell down. 

One woke up. 

In the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, Robin Saunders has to relearn who she is and find out what happened the night everything changed.

Review: I liked this story, Robin has such a great voice and it made the journey so much more intriguing.Robin is trying to come to terms with the fact that her friend may never wake up from the coma, and she has this feeling that their is some piece of information that she is missing from the night of the fall. She also suffers from survivors guilt and struggles to cope with all the things happening around her. In an effort to remember even just the basic things such as hygiene, Robin begins to write notes to herself of things she likes or just particular memories. She is determined to go back to school, even though her head injury makes it difficult and that takes loads of courage especially when the students begin to tease and blame her for what happened that night. And at some point she has a moment where she wishes it was her instead of Emily in that bed, but sometimes things happen for a reason...but will Robin ever find out what happened that night? This is a very moving story, Robin is so well written that you can feel what she feels. It was interesting seeing Robin discover who she is through the notes and what that means for her life, family and friends. Overall, great read about self-discovery and friendship.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. This sounds like a book i will really enjoy.


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