Remember Me Always
Shelby is nervous to start her senior year after spending the whole summer away from home. After all, it's hard to be carefree when you're trying to protect a secret.
Shelby was in a devastating car accident, and everyone in town thinks that she was undergoing more physical therapy in Denver. Instead, Shelby's mother enrolled her in a clinical program to stop the panic att...more
So basically this book destroyed me and then put me back together but then destroyed me all over again. Very confusing. Also, the ending was very unsatisfying. I’m finding that a lot in ya books these days. It’s honestly just really annoying.
So many things are thrown at you time and time again!!!!!! I hated Shelby’s mom and then I thought she was okay and then I was really upset with her but I didn’t hate her. I feel like all of these characters just had so many of their own ulte ...more
Remember Me Always was a really quick read, as are most romance mystery novels. The mystery ...more
I felt that the novel was a bit of a cautionary tale for very young YA readers who dream of falling in love with a mysterious boy but with an unexpected ending showing personal growth.
The story starts off with Shelby returning home after receiving some sort of procedure that wiped away her memory of a terrible accident, along with other things that mattered to her. This is the second time I've read a book surrounding the erasure of bad memories and w ...more
Over the summer, Shelby Decatur undergoes a somewhat extreme treatment to erase her memories of a car accident that are causing her severe anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD. Now home, her excitement at beginning her senior year of high school is tempered by an underlying, low-level sense that something is not quite right. Having recently experienced a tantalizing fragmen ...more
When I first laid eyes on the synopsis of this book, I fell head over heels for this story. I know you're never supposed to judge a book by the synopsis or cover, but I couldn't help but notice both! The synopsis pulled me in with immediate interest. The cover was even more gorgeous in person than I thought!
But now its time to get into the actual story. This book centers on a girl named Shelby who was in a terrible car a ...more
At a repeat treatment, something goes wrong and Shelby sees the face of a boy she doesn't know ...more
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Shelby has been on a car accident. To stop the panic attacks, her mother enrolled her in a clinical program which also erased her memory of the accident. Upon returning home and back to school, she can't help but feel strange - as if there's some piece missing - especially when she met the boy who she thought was only a hallucination.
I could say that this is the first book I've read with this kind of stor ...more
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Imagine a treatment that would completely cure PTSD. No more panic attacks. No more breakdowns. Seems crazy, right? Renee Collins has created a story where that treatment is real and can be used to erase negative memories that trigger PTSD like symptoms. Intrigued? I was! I wanted to know how this treatment helped the lead character Shelby .. ...more
"Remember Me Always" fits in the YA romance genre perfectly, but it still has a uniqueness in the plot. The idea of technology that can erase traumatic memories was interesting and believable in the presentation. I was drawn in immediately by the mystery surrounding the need for the memory treatment as well as by the intri ...more
I found the main character to be almost bland. I know she was struggling with her memory loss throughout the book, but I don’t necessarily think that would erase her personality.
Additionally, I found her boyfriend to be rather one-note. He was intense and loves her in the obsessive way high school romances can be, but aside from his love for Shelby, what else was there? The book di ...more
I didn't really like this book because the main character ended up getting hurt a lot in the end. Also, the romance part of the book was very romantic b ...more
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