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message 1: by Becky, Modderific (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 2997 comments In honor of Nyssa's ongoing attempts to find the title of the book that she read and can't remember, I'm opening this thread.

Here shall be the place where we beg for help from all of the other well-read people here and hopefully someone will be able to steer us in the right direction of remembering books that we've forgotten.

To kick things off, here's the info that Nyssa has provided regarding her mystery book:
- Read approximately 25 years ago
- Remembers: a boy at a camp for highly intelligent kids, and his female friend's consciousness ending up in a computer.
- Possibly Peter Straub?
- Possibly John Saul?

Feel free to add any other info you have, Nyssa! :)


message 2: by Nyssa (new)

Nyssa | 2023 comments OMG You are awesome! Thank you so much Becks!

1. I know it was written prior to 1992.
2. I read it between 1988 - 1992 during my horror (i.e. Stephen King) phase. So I had books by Stephen King and Peter Straub at the time, which is why I thought it was by one of them. However John Saul does sound familiar too.
3. I specifically remember the main character being a young boy (Possibly pre or early teens).
4. He went to a place for intelligent kids (If it wasn't a camp then it was a school - but I'm leaning towards camp, because they weren't there for that long).

But thats where the rest is blank until the end. He returns to his home, thinking his "girlfriend" (Friend that is a girl, not love interest per se) is dead. However, when he turns on his computer, she's waiting for him. (That sounds creepier than intended).

I've been picking my brain to see if I can remember anything else, but what I've said has been the extent of it.


message 3: by Ala (new)

Ala | 469 comments No idea about the book, but you can try a couple places for help.
http://www.bookfinder.com
http://forums.abebooks.com/abesleuthcom
https://www.reddit.com/r/tipofmytongue

Then theres the Goodreads group dedicated to finding books Whats the name of that Book?


message 4: by Nyssa (new)

Nyssa | 2023 comments Ala wrote: "No idea about the book, but you can try a couple places for help.
http://www.bookfinder.com
http://forums.abebooks.com/abesleuthcom
https://www.reddit.com/r/tipofmytongue

Then theres the Goodreads group dedicated to finding books Whats the name of that Book?
"


Thank you for the suggestions. I'm not sure how the top 3 work, and I'd have to sign up for the first one, but I've gone ahead and joined/posted in the GR "What's the Name" group.

Wish me luck. :)


message 5: by MrsJoseph *grouchy*, Bad Girls Deadlift (new)

MrsJoseph *grouchy* (mrsjoseph) | 5312 comments luck!


message 6: by MrsJoseph *grouchy*, Bad Girls Deadlift (new)

MrsJoseph *grouchy* (mrsjoseph) | 5312 comments If those don't work, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books does a "Help a Bitch Out" segment. Usually for romance...they may make an exception.


message 7: by Lee (new)

Lee | 939 comments Have you tried one of the horror groups here? I know it's familiar but I don't know what it could be. My mom had no clue either, she reads tons of horror.


message 8: by Nyssa (new)

Nyssa | 2023 comments Lee wrote: "Have you tried one of the horror groups here? I know it's familiar but I don't know what it could be. My mom had no clue either, she reads tons of horror."

I actually hadn't thought of that. Thanks Lee. Although 'd hate to join a group just to get the answer and then run...


message 10: by HomeInMyShoes (last edited Jan 29, 2015 05:24AM) (new)

HomeInMyShoes Woohoo! Are we having a book-finding party? Are there appetizers? And drinks?


message 11: by Ala (new)

Ala | 469 comments Glad that group suggestion worked out for you :)


message 12: by Nyssa (new)

Nyssa | 2023 comments Ala wrote: "Glad that group suggestion worked out for you :)"

Yes, thank you Ala! :)


message 13: by Nyssa (new)

Nyssa | 2023 comments Because I'm at times so easily amused!

I've found that I first mentioned my search for this book, in this group, over here, almost a year ago!


message 14: by Nyssa (new)

Nyssa | 2023 comments So I guess this thread has now been claimed by my family! LOL

My daughter is looking for a book that was read to her 5th grade class two years ago. Unfortunately, she does not know the age of the book.
Here is what she remembers (not necessarily in the correct order):

1. The protagonist was the only human.
2. She fell in the beginning and was bitten by a snake (which turned out to be a simulator).
3. She was raised/trained in an underground facility.
4. She was chased by a taxidermist.
5. There was a robot named MUTHER.
6. MUTHER wouldn't let the girl go outside.
7. She, the protagonist, met an alien who helped her out during her journey.
8. The girl found New York at the end of the book.

Thank you, in advance.


message 15: by Becky, Modderific (new)


message 16: by Nyssa (new)

Nyssa | 2023 comments Becky wrote: "The Search for WondLa"

"Yes, yessity, yes! Thank you so much!" ~ Nyssa's Daughter!


message 17: by Becky, Modderific (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 2997 comments My google-fu is strong.


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