Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

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If Naomi had picked tails, she would have won the coin toss. She wouldn’t have had to go back for the yearbook camera, and she wouldn’t have hit her head on the steps. She wouldn’t have woken up in an ambulance with amnesia. She certainly would have remembered her boyfriend, Ace. She might even have remembered why she fell in love with him in the first place. She would understand why her best friend, Will, keeps calling her “Chief.” She’d know about her mom’s new family. She’d know about her dad’s fiancée. She never would have met James, the boy with the questionable past and the even fuzzier future, who tells her he once wanted to kiss her. She wouldn’t have wanted to kiss him back.
 
But Naomi picked heads.
 After her remarkable debut, Gabrielle Zevin has crafted an imaginative second novel all about love and second chances. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
 

About Gabrielle Zevin

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Gabrielle Zevin is the author of Elsewhere and Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, as well as two books for adults, Margarettown and The Hole We're In. Of her writing, The New York Times Book Review said, “Zevin’s touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities.” She lives in New York City.  
 
Published June 23, 2009 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 304 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Zevin constructs a unique take on the teenage question of "Who Am I?"

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The heroine of Gabrielle Zevin’s novel loses all her memories since sixth grade.

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Departing from the science fiction premise of Elsewhere, Zevin cooks up an entertaining love story out of what her narrator calls “chance, gravity and a da

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