Saturday, December 3, 2011

Notes to Self by: Avery Sawyer

Title: Notes to Self
Author: Avery Sawyer

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 297 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Genre: Teen/Ya
Ages: 13-+

Product Description

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.
Under the pen name Avery Sawyer, Laura Schaefer is the author of Notes to Self, a young adult novel about a teen with a traumatic brain injury. 

Schaefer is also the author of The Teashop Girls (Simon & Schuster 2009), The Secret Ingredient (Simon & Schuster 2011), and Planet Explorers Travel Guides for Kids. Learn more about her by visiting and 

Laura is also on Twitter: @teashopgirl

My Review:  
So other than a few typos this book was so 5 stars.  It starts out with Robin and her BFF Emily climbing a ride called the Sling Shot (this ride is real and is at a place called Old Town/FunSpot here in FL.)  Well something goes horribly wrong and they both fall.  
So with Robin awake but not being able to remember much and Emily in a coma this book takes you on a journey of self discovery and the challenges that Robin face with having the brain trauma.  
I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book or not.  Im not one for non paranormal titles.  But I was offered this book for review and I didn't even take the time to look it up to see what it was about.  I just hopped on amazon and added it to my widget of Currently Reading and well Ill get to it in a day or so.  
Well yesterday my Netgalley reader decided to take a turn for the worst so I decided to start this one. And I can say I wasn't disappointed.  Ok back to the review.

So this books takes you through Robin's journey she finds herself in after the accident.  Struggling to do just everyday tasks that we all take for granted.  Just think how hard it would be to live if you had to make a note to yourself on how to take a shower??  How would you feel if you got in and had no idea what to do?  Well this is just one of the things that Robin faces in this wonderful book.  
There are times I did cry so have tissues around.  The book hops from Robin's present to memories of her past as her brain tries to heal itself.  All in all this book keeps you entrained until the very end.  I would really call it a coming of age story as well as a romance. But it refuses to let you stop reading as I couldn't put it down.  
I started this book yesterday afternoon and finished around 11pm last night.  Yes it was that good.  

So click the book above. Its a link that will take you to amazon where you can get this book in Kindle format for a steal of $3.99.  

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