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The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan
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Sep 09, 2010

really liked it
Read from September 09 to 11, 2010

I read The Last Thing I Remember to see if I could recommend this book to some of the boys in my sixth grade class. The back cover makes it sound more horrific than it is, and the action will definitely grab them. I think that students will really enjoy the pace of the plot, and the main character. Charlie West is a martial arts black belt who wakes up one day strapped down to a chair where he had clearly been tortured. The rest of the plot is something like The Fugitive, where he has to clear his name while figuring out what really happened. The police are after him for a murder that he doesn't think he committed (he can't remember anything that happened to him in the previous year), and the "bad guys" want him too. The book has definite conservative overtones that will resonate for some kids more than others. I kept thinking of students that I've taught through the years who would have loved this book. I don't think that it is a particularly complicated book, but it is a page-turner and a quick read. I won't be surprised to see this made into a movie at some point. I'll add it to my classroom book shelf, and I may even steer a few current students toward it this year.
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message 1: by Michelle (new)

Michelle I am a sixth grade teacher as well and am always looking for books to get my boys reading!

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