I wasn’t expecting this book to be funny, but much of it was quite amusing.
I’ve always been interested in amnesia. To me, we are our memories. If we lose our memories are we the same person? Do we like and dislike the same things/people, have the same beliefs? It’s one reason I was so interested in reading this book, and I think the story did a good job of addressing this issue.
This book had been languishing on my to-read shelf so I’m very grateful that the YA Book Club here at Goodreads chose it for their July book because it motivated me to finally read it.
There was one false note for me when a character addresses another character by first and last name when a person in real life would address that person by first name only; I’m always annoyed when authors do that. (not Rosa Rivera, but Naomi Porter) But, overall, most of what happened rang true, though possibly not all of it was completely plausible.
Naomi is not the type of girl I’d want to be friends with. In fact, she doesn’t seem to have many girlfriends that she does things with. (I did like her two sort of friends who were a lesbian couple and appreciated that that subplot was told without any fanfare.) I did appreciate Naomi’s honesty about herself. And I enjoyed reading about her, and the other people in the book.
The book is well written, and there are some incredibly lovely lines. I wanted to write a bunch down to put in my review but I decided not to interrupt the flow of my reading.
I expected to really like this book and I did.
Addendum: I've always loved The Beatles song I Will, and now I can't get it out of my mind; it fit within this story perfectly.