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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Lost memory leads to some honest soul-searching.

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age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
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age 10+

As long as your mature enough for an awesome book, your good

It sends out a good message of really thinking about your actions and how understanding someone and seeing a full view of the event is more important then what you think is right especially if you're just being arrogant.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

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Author Gabrielle Zevin has nailed this one for teens. Amnesia or not, most teens want to erase and start over at some point in adolescence. MEMOIRS OF A TEENAGE AMNESIAC allows readers to live vicariously through Naomi, who's lost four years with one spill down the stairs. As Naomi gathers clues to her past, she discovers she likes and dislikes certain things about herself. Can she go back to being that person -- and does she want to?

Her reevaluation has many consequences, including better relationships with her parents and friends, and a test of those relationships. This book offers a great opportunity for young adult readers to get to know a teen character as she forges a new identity. Her evolution may inspire teens to think about their own relationships and choices and what it takes to make positive changes in their own lives.

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