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 attacks that started after the crash. The treatment erased Shelby's memory of the accident, but she can't help feeling as if a piece of herself is missing, that the treatment took more than the doctors claimed.
So when Shelby starts hallucinating a boy with dark and mysterious eyes, she knows it must be a side-effect of the clinical program. Except you can't kiss hallucinations. And this boy insists that they know each other and are in love...
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
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Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the opportunity to read this book! Remember Me Always by Renee Collins is a bit of a dystopian because of the mind memory erasing. Shelby is the victim of an accident she can’t remember because of a memory-erasing treatment. In her latest treatment session, Shelby sees a young man that she doesn’t remember. Later, as she sits waiting for a capture-the-flag game to end, that young man approaches her and cautiously says hello to her. His name is Auden. Little by little, Shelby gets to know Auden and he helps her fill in parts of her memory that she’s lost. Complex, dynamic characters help build this into a strong story that’s hard to put down. The story is mysterious because everyone seems to be hiding something from Shelby and suspenseful as she begins to unravel the mystery surrounding her missing memories. Justice and the importance of faith in one’s self come through in this realistic fiction for young adults. 5 stars! *I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary consideration.
"Remember Me Always" is a really fascinating and intriguing YA fiction that touches sci-fi and romance. Shelby is getting ready to start her senior year but finds herself recovering from some experimental treatments over the summer which reminded her memories of a terrible accident that had given her PTSD and panic attacks. Although everyone around her knows what happened, Shelby can't remember a thing. At a repeat treatment, something goes wrong and Shelby sees the face of a boy she doesn't know. Things become more complicated when he shows up in real life. Even though all her other memories should be intact, Shelby feels that there's something missing and no one will tell her what's going on. The strange boy that she almost remembers, Auden, seems to be her only path to figuring out what all she lost. Trapped in a small town, where her mother seems to want her to stay, Shelby has big dreams of being an actress. However, she is still piecing together all the parts of her life that were torn apart by what happened and what she forgot. It seems as though her mother had them take more than just the accident from her memory- they removed a two year relationship with Auden. With the feeling of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," this book charts the territory of memories and their significance/meaning towards being our full self. This book was really captivating in the mystery of what actually happened and motives of everyone who has their version of the truth plus the overarching theme of the value of memory- even when it is painful. It was a really fast read and hard to put down! I absolutely had to read to the end to figure out what and why Shelby forgot. The ending was really fantastic too. As all the truths unravel for her, there were so many ways it could go. I think the ending chosen was absolutely the best possible. It's really well written and fantastically well done. I highly recommend it! Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher though netgalley. All opinions are my own.