Thursday, February 2, 2012

Memento Nora Review

184 pages
On an otherwise glossy day, a blast goes off and a body thuds to the ground at Nora's feet. There are terrorist attacks in the city all the time, but Nora can't forget. In Nora's world you don't have to put up with nightmares. Nora goes with her mother to TFC--a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic. There, she can describe her horrible memory and take a pill to erase it so she can go on like nothing ever happened. But at TFC a chance encounter with a mysterious guy changes Nora's life. She doesn't take the pill. And when Nora learns the memory her mother has chosen to forget, she realizes that someone needs to remember. With newfound friends Micah and Winter, Nora makes a comic book of their memories called Memento. Memento is an instant hit, but it sets off a dangerous chain of events. Will Nora, Micah, and Winter be forced to take the Big Pill that will erase their memories forever?


This book was definitely different from what I expected as it's a bit shorter than most of the books I like to read. However, that didn't make the story any less intriguing. I loved the concept of a pill being able to take away any traumatic memory you have. Of course something like that can be abused and this book explores those possibilities. This story is told through the view of Nora, Micah and Winter with Nora being the main focus. I found Nora to be an interesting character. She seemed to like going about life unaware until her mothers memory opens her eyes to make her want to remember. On one hand Nora could be seen as the shallow, spoiled rich girl but there is definitely a deeper side to her. I liked the fact that Nora, Micah and Winter all had artistic sides to them that helped them to open up and create something bigger than they thought it would be. The storyline in this novel moves quickly and while their are a few mysteries and questions left in the end I can definitely say I enjoyed reading it. If you are a fan of dystopian novels I believe you will enjoy this one. 


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