Friday, August 9, 2013

Review: Memento Nora - Angie Smibert

Where I got it: Kindle
Rating: 3 stars  
Cover Rating: 3.5 stars (A bit comic book noir-y.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: May 15, 2012
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Page Count: 184 p.
Add it: Goodreads

Times have gotten hard in America and that's why people need the Therapeutic Forgetting Clinics. One little pill makes all your terrible memories of this or that bombing disappear. You can even make other bad memories vanish if you choose. During Nora's first trip her mother reveals a big secret memory that she wants to forget. Nora decides that it's better to remember, so she spits out her pill when no one is looking. She got this idea from a kid she say before going in with her mother. This boy turns into a friend and co-conspirator to spread the truth and help people remember.

This was a fun little novel. It was fast paced and an interesting concept. I really liked the story line and am eager to see what happens next.

Nora, Micah and Winter are an unlikely trio. Micah and Winter make sense, but Nora in the equation just doesn't add up. I never got a good sense of what kind of a person she was. She seemed very artificial at times, but then she's all underground rebel. It just didn't feel natural and it put me off a bit. I really enjoyed Micah though. He was a really great character.

This was a quick futuristic read. The plot was the focus so the character development and world-building fell a bit by the way side. It was definitely interesting enough that I'm eager to read the next two in this series.

First Line:
"I'm about to forget everything I'm going to tell you."

Favorite Line:
"Okay, Dad is definitely a creep, but he's my creep."

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