Monday, May 7, 2012
Review: Notes To Self
By Avery Sawer
Genre YA contemporary
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.
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.
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?!