This is a series wherein I will discuss whatever book I’m reading or have just finished. Feel free to post in the comments what you’re reading or your own thoughts about the books I discuss.
Memento Nora by Angie Smibert
From Goodreads: A teen struggles to hold onto her memories-and her identity-in a world that wants everyone to forget-and keep on shopping. Three dynamic teens come together to create a comic book of their memories.
I love Goodreads, but that description really doesn’t do this book justice. Memento Nora by Angie Smibert is told by three different POVs: Nora, the popular girl about to find out her life isn’t what she always thought, thanks to some sneakiness on the part of her father; Micah, the artsy, rebellious boy who has a crush on Nora; and Winter, Micah’s best friend who further opens Nora’s mind to the horrors the government would prefer its citizens forget. People take little white pills to forget anything traumatic, and anyone who rebels against the system is detained, sometimes forever.
This is a surprisingly short read, especially for a dystopian, but the story didn’t feel unfinished. I enjoyed the world-building, and the budding relationship between Nora and Micah. I loved Winter’s grandfather. Who wouldn’t love a grandfather who was part Spider Man, part peaceful vigilante (or does that still come under the heading of Spider Man?)?
If your parent or grandparent could be any superhero, who would you pick?