Monday, May 7, 2012

Review: Notes To Self

Title Notes To Self
By Avery Sawer
Genre YA contemporary
Pages 158
Recommended by Jessica

First sentence I don't know if the lighting was actually there or if my brain added it afterward, when I searched it over and over for what Emily had said that night.

Synopsis
Best friends Robin and Emily were in a horrible accident, they fell from a ride at an amusement park after climbing it after hours. Robin wakes up but Emily is in a coma and Robin can't remember what happened that night. Did they fall? Did they Jump? In an effort to remember what happened, Robin learns more about herself as well.


What it has going for it?
This was a short story that totally engaged me. I saw Jessica's review and instantly downloaded it onto my phone. I had to know what happened to these girls. I was obsessed with the mystery. However, after beginning to read it, I saw that it wasn't just about the mystery, it was a journey of self discovery with a beautiful message of not putting off till tomorrow what you can do today. There was romance and angst and a touch of humor all combined to add to the mystery and by the end I was filled with the warm fuzzies and very, VERY satisfied. I don't want to say more, in fear of spoiling it, you'll just have to read it to see how amazing it was.

What was lacking
Nothing, I really thought it was rather perfect.

Favorite moment
The drive to the ocean, the restart theory. Teared up a little there!

Yea or Nay?
Yes, do yourself a favor and read this one. You can download it here for just .99. Now, why wouldn't you do that?!

14 comments:

  1. YES! I'm so glad to see how much you enjoyed it. :D You just put a smile on my face!

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    1. Thank you so much for the recommendation! Now, hopefully, others will take MY recommendation!

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  2. Aww this sounds pretty good!! I've really been enjoying short stories recently so I might check it out

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    1. You should. It's so worth a read.

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  3. WOW! This one sounds intense!! I'm definitely going to have to check it out now! And bonus that its a short story too :) I love short stories but have been pushing them aside lately for novels! Maybe I'll restart my short story reading with this one :)

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    1. I wouldn't call it intense, intense but it definitely held my interest.

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  4. Very cool! Sounds very original as a contemporary, and you can't go wrong with a nice, short read. I'll look into this one.

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    1. Yeah, even if you end up not liking it, at least it was short. ;)

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  5. Oooh, this one sounds good! Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

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    1. I hope you like it if you give it a try.

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  6. I'm definitely downloading this one. Thanks, Jenny!

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  7. I downloaded it yesterday, too and now I'm glad I did. I didn't realize it was a short story though, not that it matters, but I'm glad I know that going in. Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Yeah, knowing it's a short story will help. I hope you like it!

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