Monday, February 08, 2010

2010 book 39

Gabrielle Zevin's Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
I loved Zevin's novel Margarettown (it was one of my favorites of whatever year it came out) but hadn't kept up with her to know she was still writing books. A recent review of her latest novel (which I'm still waiting for the library to order) made me check out her other stuff--this was a YA novel about a girl who hits her head in a fall and forgets the past four years of her life and all the accompanying teenage drama. Things go pretty much as you'd expect in terms of family and romance, but Zevin's characters are (for the most part) solid (the exception being the troubled boy who rescues the main character), and she manages to inject some humor into the proceedings. A-/B+.

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