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Keep Me In Mind

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  617 ratings  ·  111 reviews
A girl who doesn't remember. A boy who can't forget her. A wise, witty, and heartbreaking love story for today's YA generation.

Ellia Dawson doesn't recognize the handsome boy who sits in tears by her hospital bed. But he's telling her that he's Liam McPherson, her boyfriend. Boyfriend? Ellia thinks in shock. She has no clue who Liam is, let alone whether or not she once lo
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by Point
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Jaime Reed Thanks for the compliment. As for writing advice, it's hard to say. Most great stories have already been told. The key nowadays is HOW it's told. We l…moreThanks for the compliment. As for writing advice, it's hard to say. Most great stories have already been told. The key nowadays is HOW it's told. We live in a time in history where most of the storytelling is visualized through TV and movies. I'd suggest starting there. Envision how your story would play out on the big and small screen, scene by scene shot by shot. Don't be afraid to experiment with time jumps and narrative POV changes. If the content is compelling, readers will follow you wherever you take them.(less)
Jaime Reed My favorite aspect of writing is characterization. Who the characters are and how they react to the events around them are what make the story interes…moreMy favorite aspect of writing is characterization. Who the characters are and how they react to the events around them are what make the story interesting. In order to do that, there has to be some truth to all of them, something that people can identify with. I borrow mannerisms, philosophies, flaws and little quirks from friends and relatives, then stitch the pieces together to create a totally different person. Being a good listener and an avid people-watcher comes in handy when you want to store personalities into your “writing tool box”. (less)

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The adage ‘opposites attract’ brings no comfort to Ellia as she tries to picture herself in a relationship with the “tearstained boy hovering over (her) bed…declaring his undying love and devotion”. She’s come out of a coma with no recollection whatsoever of the accident that caused it or the preceding two years. Her parents, along with some friends are familiar, if not fully known; but the oddly earnest Liam is a stranger.

Liam is a runner. An addict, actually; his entire personality changes if
Rosie J.
Oct 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teen Angst Lovers
3.5 Stars

I liked the premise. The female character (Ellia (16) has a two year gap in her memory of people and events after an accident. She remembers her life up until freshman year and nothing about her boyfriend (Liam (17) of the past two years. They have a sweet love that is envied by many around them. Their love story (told in flashbacks) is put on hold as Ellia tries to navigate her new world. A world in which she isn't sure she wants Liam to be a part of and she continually pushes him awa
The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
Oh snap, a new one from the awesome Jaime Reed! Must have! Must read! Must put real life on hold for a while.
J. Greene
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
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A novel that transcends its intended audience, Keep Me in Mind's mature characters and realistic story make this novel a perfect read for adults and teens a like.

While the story remained contemporary, and youthful, the characters were wiser and "deeper" than you could imagine.

Ellia, doesn't remember Liam. Liam remembers everything about Ellia. He's her boyfriend and she can't remember him
A sweet -- though not at all saccharine -- read about an interracial romance that became complicated because of race, family, and a tragic accident that left Ellia with amnesia. It never feels forced, the dialog is realistic, and it was just an enjoyable read. Those who like a love story will enjoy it (view spoiler) ...more
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Initial Thoughts
I think I'm coming into that stage in my IR romance book challenge where the gems are emerging. Jaime Reed's Keep me in Mind is a book I believe those who appreciate this genre should read, and those who write in this genre should especially read. I did not find one flaw in the book and that's stating a lot.

Is it worth the price tag?
Interesting enough, I almost did not buy it. One, because it's Young Adult and I had already met my Young Adult quota during this challenge. I'm a g
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
What an intriguing story. The focus of Keep Me In Mind seems to be romance but as the story unfurls it becomes clear that it is much more about self discovery, family relationships and the expectations we place on ourselves and others to cope with these relationships.

At the start of this book, and for a large percentage of it, it's not clear what happened to Ellia, how the accident that stole her memories eventuated, what happened after and why she can't remember anything about her boyfriend of
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
* I received this book through the GoodReads First Reads Giveaway Program. *

I was really excited to receive this book! I loved the synopsis and the theme of the story and I wasn't disappointed at all!! It was a quick, fast, speed through the pages read that left me wanting more but at the same time wanting to see how it will leave the reader going through all of the typical emotions, such as, yelling, crying, screaming and shocked disbelief for part of the time. It has characters that
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
:grabby hands:

gimmie gimmie. Love the cover.

I was hoping for more than what I got. It was too flat and quiet for me. El and Liam were solid characters, but development was slow. The story itself wasn't very exciting and lacked the emotional punch I was hoping for. I just couldn't connect with the plot and the mains on the level I was hoping for.
Angelina Quidachay
I'd say this is probably one of a few books that are my favorite. It was quite sad because you can't really do anything about memory loss except just make new memories. There is no cure or way to help the person. When it happens to a young teenage girl, Ellia, it's damaging because she had her whole life ahead of her but not only did she forget someone she loved, she forgot what she learned in school. As I've read what she was going through, I was interesting because you don't typically read abo ...more
Books & Sensibility
I wanted to like this book. I really did. But I was just so annoyed by parts it, specifically by Liam who was just so freaking righteous. I’m going to rant a little here. From the beginning we know he was with Ellia when she was injured and she has some questions, but instead of just telling her what she wants to know she has to wait for him to finish the book he is writing about their relationship because he is such a special snowflake or something.

And then the worst is this scene when Liam see
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I got this book and finished it the same day. I really enjoyed it. It was good how the author put two points of view. The plot of the story is really good. I would really recommend this to someone who likes running or fashion to read this book.
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance Lovers, like don't even let the YA tag discourage you!
Been waiting on a new book from Ms. Reed for ages! And this certainly lived up to my expectations!
Feb 21, 2016 marked it as to-read
THIS BOOK IS GOING TO RUIN ME. (I can't wait) ...more
Desiree Pitts
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The brilliant fiction Novel, Keep Me In Mind by Jaime Reed, is an extremely well written piece of work. Naturally, as I have always been one to gravitate towards romance novels, I was excited but also shocked once I read the book. Though the love story was beautiful, the book included themes and lessons that were far deeper than the typical high school romance, such as forgiveness, loss, grief, and trust. The reader is taken on an emotional roller coaster and we hope and pray that Liam doesn't l ...more
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I'm giving this 3.7 stars. Jaime Reed is one of my fave YA writers because she speaks the lingo of millenials very well and her writing is hilarious, I found myself chuckling a lot.

There's too much to summarize and I don't want to divulge important spoilers, but in a nutshell this is a story about a girl named Ellia and her boyfriend Liam. Ellia has an accident that causes retrograde amnesia, so she can't remember anything from the last two years of her life, and she's been dating Liam
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was initially drawn in by the photography of the cover, but as I read the description of the book, I knew I had to read it. It was another one of those books that my older sister would eventually get to read later, I suppose. But I enjoyed it. Without giving too much away, main characters and dysfunctional love birds Liam and Ellia get into some trouble after an accident. This sparks a series of events leading to the questioning of their relationship, their families, and about letting go and a ...more
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
this book was awesome I loved it so much. but the ending made me frustrated though.
It is about a girl named ellia and a boy named Liam. they were running on the beach one day and ellia slipped and hit her head. Liam rushed her to her parent's house and her parents thought Liam did it to her. later the doctors find out that she forgot the past 2 years of her life. she forgot about Liam but Liam can never forget about her. Liam wants to go see ellia in the hospital but her dad put a restraining o
Maxine Livingstone
It was a good read. Dealing with amnesia Ellia doesn't remember the past 2 years of her life; especially the boyfriend that she had. Upon awakening she learns of the type of person she was before her accident from her friend. Ellia of course do not like the girl that she has become.

Dealing with the fact that his girlfriend does not remeber hin Liam does everything he can to try and make Ellia remeber him

This book is told in the point of view of both Liam and Ellia. It is nice to get the perspect
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book named "Keep Me In Mind" by Jamie Reed, is a romance book that is really well-written and relatable. It is really enjoyable and definitely NOT a waste of time. This book kept me pulled in and I never felt that a part was insignificant or that a part could be taken out. At the end of the book, the author left you wanting more and that's what good authors do, in my opinion. I hope she writes a sequel to this. I would recommend this book to others for many different reasons. The character ...more
Fell in love with the character Liam. I liked him better than Ellia actually. I kinda lost patience with her 3 quarters into the book which is probably unfair but that's what happened. I didn't hate the ending exactly but it left more to be desired. It was kind of an open ending and the book wasn't as romantic as I thought it would be. It was more of just a drama dealing with the repercussions of the accident which I should've expected. Still a good read, nice voice throughout and made me laugh ...more
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was not a very good book. It was a very uneventful story and it wasn't very well written, in my opinion. It took me so long to finish this book because it wasn't interesting. The end was the only part that had anything interesting going on. If you are looking for a quick, fun, interesting read, this is not the book you should read. ...more
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book, if you love romance then you should read this. It can be sad but it has cute moments. When I start reading cute moments i start thinking of my relationship with my boyfriend ❤. The book is very addicting cuz u start thinking what's going to happen next and all of that. When I first started reading it, I wasn't so interested in it after awhile I couldn't put it down. ...more
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book got a little boing at times, but it made up for it with spectacular characters. The only big thing I have a complaint about is the ending. It just seemed sudden, and abrupt. Other than that this book was great!!!!!
Meh. AWBB 17-18. Teen interracial romance with amnesia thrown in. All mention of romance is school appropriate, but the story itself drags. Wish the author had delved into the side storylines more: racism, overprotective or uninvolved Parents. Instead, it’s flavorless.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love it when I stumble across books at the library that I've never heard of that turn out to be really great. This didn't end the way I was expecting, but still had a satisfying ending. Great book. Close to five stars. ...more
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: surgery-books
I thought this book was a good read to explain how relationships can not always be healthy based on the problems in your own life. Great for young adult readers, but reflective for older readers as well!
Judy E.
When Ellia suffers a head injury that leaves her with memory loss, her boyfriend Liam is devastated. He blames himself for her fall, and so do Ellia's parents. Will they ever be able to rekindle their romance, or will their relationship be completely broken? ...more
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