I read a book of the same author - Elsewhere (click the title for the review) - and I enjoyed very much, not only because of the original plot but also because of the way Gabrielle Zevin writes.
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 get all his inside jokes, and maybe he wouldn't be so frustrated with her for forgetting things she can't possibly remember.She'd know about her mom's new family.She'd know about her dad's fiancee.She wouldn't have to spend her junior year relearning all the French she supposedly knew already.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.
First published January 1st 2007
ISBN:747591652 (ISBN13: 9780747591658)
Literary awards: South Carolina Book Award Nominee for Young Adult Book Award (2010)
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