In the future, it doesn't pay to remember.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 the pill that will erase it. But at TFC, a chance encounter with a mysterious... show more
In the future, it doesn't pay to remember.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 the pill that will erase it. 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. It's 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? Angie Smibert's remarkable debut novel takes readers on a thrilling ride through shadowy world where corporations secretly rule--and wish you'd just keep shopping.
Pages no: 184
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
, High School
Series: Memento Nora (#1)
This is a neat little book. I was at first put off a little by the writing, it seems to be directed at a quite younger audience than I had originally suspected (12-14, maybe?) but the ideas here are excellent and provoking enough to entertain us older folks.
The prose was just good. It felt too much like a stereotyping of teenagers, also just plain bland. X_X
Do you have something you’d like to forget? A memory too difficult to recall? Have no fear, TFC can take care of your problem. Nora is about to experience her first visit to TFC (Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic). Her parents are insisting she go after witnessing a horrible terrorist attack. Nora can’...
Also appears on The Screaming Nitpicker.In the future Nora, Micah, and Winter live in, terrorist attacks and car bombs are set off by the Coalition happen every day and people can take little pills so they can forget it ever happened. Nora is supposed to take one after she witnesses a man's death in...
A chillingly plausible dystopian novel with my favorite kind of ending: one that leaves readers some space for their own interpretation of what just happened and what's coming next.