Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Notes To Self by Avery Sawyer

Notes To Self
By: Avery Sawyer
Released: November 20, 2011
Source: E-book from Author
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

"Two climbed up. Two fell down. One woke up. In the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, Robin Saunders has to relearn who she is and find out what happened the night everything changed." (Summary from goodreads.com)
Avery Sawyer's Notes to Self is the story of Robin who survives a bad fall. She fell after climbing a ride with her best friend Emily but, Emily still hasn't woken up. Robin wakes up but is suffering from a traumatic brain injury and can't remember what exactly happened that night.

Notes to Self instantly captivated me and I finished the entire book in one sitting. My heart completely broke for Robin when she wakes up and tries so hard to remember what happened. She feels guilty for waking up when her best friend Emily still hasn't. Robin's brain injury is causing her to struggle to remember past events and she is also mixing up some of her words. She writes little notes to herself to remember how to perform certain tasks or what she likes and dislikes. Robin is strong though and doesn't give up even when she goes back to school and her classmates bully her.

Robin does have her mother and friend Reno to help her get through as well. The relationship with her mother is a bit complicated at times but Robin lets her in more and more as the story progresses. Reno has been her friend for years and I especially loved the story of how they met when they were little.  

The plot picks up on the very first page and although I finished it rather quickly, the story never felt rushed. The reader is trying to solve the mystery of the night of accident alongside Robin. The flashbacks to Robin's past gave a clearer understanding into her life and also emphasized how much Robin develops and grows through the course of this story. This story is not just about a traumatic event but also about growing up. I strongly recommend Notes To Self, it is a quick and heartfelt story.

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  1. haven't heard of this one before!! thanks for reviewing it!

    Here's my review of Incarnate. Stop by and leave your thoughts?!


  2. Great Review! Im actually planning on reading it after the book im reading right now, so im realyyy glad you finished it in one sitting!! :D I think im also gonna like it!

    Farah @ Maji bookshelf

  3. Think I have to add this one to my list. From your review, Robin sounds like she has nice depth to her.


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