December 28, 2011

Review: Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer

Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer

Title: Notes to Self

Author: Avery Sawyer

Source: ebook from author for review

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.
My take...
Robin and her best friend Emily have fallen from a ride at the Fun Towne Amusement Park after climbing up the maintenance ladder to look at the view of the town. Both girls ended up falling from the ride, but only Robin woke up. With Emily in a coma, life has to go on for Robin; school, family, and learning to remember things all over again thanks to her Traumatic Brain Injury. But one thing keeps bugging Robin, she was supposed to remember something from the night of the fall, but her brain just won’t allow it. Her doctor advises Robin to start making notes to help her remember things. So when Robin makes a new discovery about herself, she jots it down.
Reading the book, we see through the eyes of Robin as she is learning to deal with her new life after the brain injury. We get a glimpse every now and then back into her past and how it relates to her present. In a lot of ways it reminds me of Gayle Foreman’s If I Stay. Be warned readers…this book will bring about every possible emotion. I was angry, scared, happy and even cried a bit towards the end of the story. How can one little book spark so much emotion? Notes to Self has an amazing storyline that will have you hooked the entire book, you will not want to put it down.

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