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Remembrance by Michelle Madow
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Jul 29, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2011, teen-romance, teen-realistic-fiction, with-reviews, teen-paranormal-fiction

When Lizzie first meets Drew it is like a switch goes on in her brain. Suddenly she is remembering places and events from the regency era and drawing pictures of that time. She feels like she knows Drew, and despite the fact that she is seeing someone else and her best friend has staked a claim on Drew, Lizzie feels that she needs to be closer to him. But the closer she gets the more he pushes her away telling her he is trying to protect her. What secrets lie in their shared past?


I have been looking forward to this novel. Madow came up with the idea while watching the music video for Taylor Swift’s song “Love Story.” Several times while reading this I found myself humming the song, and I can see the inspiration.

Madow does a good job developing her characters. Lizzie is a reliable girl who has been with her boyfriend Jeremy for three years—a long time for a high school relationship. Her best friend Chelsea thinks that Jeremy and Lizzie are perfect for each other and hopes to find a relationship of her own with Drew. Throughout the novel, the relationships between the characters strain against each other, make in the novel believable and giving it much of its tension.

I love the aspect of the past life, and the references to Pride and Prejudice. Madow does a wonderful job carefully building the past life into the story and making the past and the present reflect each other

Overall, this was a fun light read. Great for the season since it takes place in the fall. I enjoyed the parallels between the times and really enjoyed the way the author built suspense in the novel. A Great first novel, I look forward to reading more from this author.

Cautions for sensitive readers: None.
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Reading Progress

July 29, 2011 – Shelved
September 29, 2011 – Started Reading
September 29, 2011 –
page 41
12.65%
September 30, 2011 –
page 160
49.38%
September 30, 2011 – Shelved as: teen-paranormal-fiction
September 30, 2011 – Shelved as: with-reviews
September 30, 2011 – Shelved as: teen-realistic-fiction
September 30, 2011 – Shelved as: teen-romance
September 30, 2011 – Shelved as: read-in-2011
September 30, 2011 – Finished Reading

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