The Forgetting Curve (Memento Nora Series)

The Forgetting Curve (Memento Nora Series)

by Angie Smibert

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ISBN-13: 9780761462651
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 05/31/2012
Series: Momento Nora , #2
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Angie Smibert is the author of Memento Nora, as well as fiction and nonfiction articles for teens and adults. She blogs about dystopian fiction at the League of Extraordinary Writers blog: www.leaguewriters.blogspot.com. She lives in Virginia. Learn more about Angie and the Memento Nora series at www.angiesmibert.com and www.mementonora.com.

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epicrat More than 1 year ago
While I had been hoping for more about Nora and Micah with The Forgetting Curve, I was oddly relieved when the story jumps into a different plotline with a new cast of characters. Perhaps I took my own forgetting pill, but I enjoyed these characters a whole lot more than the original cast. I cannot pinpoint why, but I think it might have to do with my small guilty penchant for computer hackers and Aiden was just too glossy and charming for words. Obviously Memento Nora was just the beginning of the series, but it revolved around the romance of 2 individuals from mismatched backgrounds. In The Forgetting Curve, the story gets so much more intense as Aiden, Winter, and Velvet join the movement to fight against mind-altering chip mandate. I expect Angie Smibert to deliver a conclusion that will explode out of the ballpark with the (final?) installment.
SusieBookworm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After reading a couple of romance-driven dystopias, The Forgetting Curve was absolutely refreshing. I love Smibert's writing; even in such a short book, she packs in a ton of exciting events and details - but doesn't let either the plot or the characters seem undeveloped! I'll admit, it was a bit difficult to step into The Forgetting Curve almost a year after finishing Memento Nora, but I caught back up.What I love about the series: Smibert's dystopia is scarily realistic. I mean, if a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic was open right now, how many people do you think would choose to erase their worst memories? What Smibert explores are the memories we don't want to lose - even if they're bad - and how such a thing as the TFC could become corrupt and controlling. In this dystopian world, ignorance only appears to be bliss.Unlike in Memento Nora, I didn't feel like the author was pulling the reader in so many (albeit interesting) directions at once. It seemed pretty clear that the focus was the authoritarian society, not the "gloss" and consumerism of Nora and Aiden's generation. Also unlike the first book, there were times when I was slightly confused in The Forgetting Curve. I never quite grasped how TFC managed to first control the town of Hamilton, much less spread to more of the world, and I missed exactly how the characters reached some of their discoveries. Whatever these quips, though, it still proved to be an exciting, thought-provoking, and overall great read. The series is definitely established as one of my favorites of the dystopias, and I can't wait to see what the next book will bring!
theepicrat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While I had been hoping for more about Nora and Micah with The Forgetting Curve, I was oddly relieved when the story jumps into a different plotline with a new cast of characters. Perhaps I took my own forgetting pill, but I enjoyed these characters a whole lot more than the original cast. I cannot pinpoint why, but I think it might have to do with my small guilty penchant for computer hackers and Aiden was just too glossy and charming for words. Obviously Memento Nora was just the beginning of the series, but it revolved around the romance of 2 individuals from mismatched backgrounds. In The Forgetting Curve, the story gets so much more intense as Aiden, Winter, and Velvet join the movement to fight against mind-altering chip mandate. I expect Angie Smibert to deliver a conclusion that will explode out of the ballpark with the (final?) installment.
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is another great series with an awesome plot. The Forgetting Curve picks up where it left off from Memento Nora, only this time, on the other side of the world. If you have not read the first book, I suggest you do. There are several reference and some characters from the first book that show up in this book.One reference I really adored in the comic book Momento Nora. This book has found its way across the world. Others are reading it and taking hold of what the government is doing. I loved that the characters all decide to take a stand in what they believe. They were brave and fast lots of obstacles.There really wasn't a love interest but more of friendships building. I like how loyal each character are to their family as well as their friends. They gather together forms plans even solve cryptic codes to save each other.The Forgetting Curve is an charmingly story that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. The reflection of what simple comic book can do is amazing! The Forgetting Curve is a great sequel.
ReadingCorner More than 1 year ago
The Forgetting Curve picks up right where Momento Nora left off, transporting us across the ocean to Winter's cousin, Aiden, living in Switzerland. Winter sent him the "Memento" comic book that we were introduced to previously. Aiden distributes the comic in Switzerland right before taking off for the US to spend the summer interning with the Nomura company. Diving back into this world is a real trip. The sights and sounds are all familiar enough that the reader realizes this is a very near-future type of dystopia--the kind of thing that could happen if we really let out big electronics companies climb in bed with our governments. The world-building is once again well-done as we explore slightly different parts of the world and see it through different eyes. The POVs that we get in The Forgetting Curve are markedly different that those from Momento Nora, and I mean that it a good way! I especially enjoyed Aiden's narration because he had such different experiences and insights. From the moment that he starts working for the Normura company, he begins to suspect that there's a lot going on that isn't out in the public eye and a lot that isn't "good" and people wouldn't want. The idea of forgetting the bad stuff might be appealing but how would people feel if they realized they were on the path to having their thoughts controlled and manipulated? If you haven't taken the time to read Momento Nora, then I highly recommend that you purchase these two books together. They are quick, fascinating reads that pull you in to a highly manipulative technological future that, who knows, maybe we'll have to deal with someday.