Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Memento Nora
by Angie Smibert
Marshall Cavendish Children's Books

To Be Published:
April 2011

Nora, the popular girl and happy consumer, witnesses a horrific bombing on a shopping trip with her mother. In Nora’s near-future world, terrorism is so commonplace that she can pop one little white pill to forget and go on like nothing ever happened. However, when Nora makes her first trip to a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic, she learns what her mother, a frequent forgetter, has been frequently forgetting. Nora secretly spits out the pill and holds on to her memories. The memory of the bombing as well as her mother’s secret and her budding awareness of the world outside her little clique make it increasingly difficult for Nora to cope. She turns to two new friends, each with their own reasons to remember, and together they share their experiences with their classmates through an underground comic. They soon learn, though, they can’t get away with remembering.


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I love the cover of this, and it sounds great! Great review :)

Unknown said...

The premise sounds fascinating. I always enjoy memory loss/recovery stories. Love the cover too.

Flippin' Fabulous said...

Wow! Sounds pretty intense in its own way! Good Pick.

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danya said...

This one's on my wishlist too - there are so many awesome-sounding dystopian YA reads being published these days!

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I wishlisted it on Amazon, thanks for the heads up! I'm not crazy about the title, but I love the summary.

Kelly aka yllektra(I Work For Books) said...

Memento Nora sounds so original and exciting.. i am totally getting it as soon as I can!
Thanks for the rec!

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