Memento Nora by Angie Smibert
Copy Courtesy of Marshall Cavendish
Release Date: 4/1/2011
Nora is about to have her memory erased for the first time by swallowing a little white pill, until a boy who gets his pill before her shows her that he spits it out, and tells her to 'Remember'. Now that Nora remembers the terrible memories, the boy named Micah, a girl named Winter, and Nora set out to preserve these stolen memories.
I have to say, this was pretty good. When it arrived, it was such a slim novel that I was worried, but I was quickly drawn into the story and cared about the characters. I really enjoyed the way the trio interacted, and how each of them had an interesting background.
The story moves pretty quickly, but somehow a lot of background information is given without the feeling of information overload. The characters manage to tell their vignettes in a wonderfully chilling but accessible voice.
This book hints at a very consumerist world, and this tone is there from the first lines of the book although I'm not sure the ending stands as a powerful statement for or against consumerism. I do find myself wishing that the story could be longer, but that's how I feel about all books under 300 pages these days heh~~
The science has a pretty good real world basis (big plus in my book). If you're looking for a dystopian piece, this is a good one to pick up.
Star Rating: 4.0/5.0
For an explanation of the Star Rating go here.
Edit: Interview with Angie coming soon!