Author: Eileen Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: February 24, 2015
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
A thrilling tale about what a girl will do to get back a memory she lost…or remove what she wants to forget.
Harper is used to her family being hounded by protesters. Her father runs the company that trademarked the “Memtex” procedure to wipe away sad memories, and plenty of people think it shouldn’t be legal. Then a new demonstrator crosses her path, Neil, who’s as persistent as he is hot. Not that Harper’s noticing, since she already has a boyfriend.
When Harper suffers a loss, she’s shocked her father won’t allow her to get the treatment, so she finds a way to get it without his approval. Soon afterward, she’s plagued with strange symptoms, including hallucinations of a woman who is somehow both a stranger, yet incredibly familiar. Harper begins to wonder if she is delusional, or if these are somehow memories.
Together with Neil, who insists he has his own reasons for needing answers about the real dangers of Memtex, Harper begins her search for the truth. What she finds could uproot all she’s ever believed about her life…
I thought that Remember seemed like a really interesting concept when I looked at the synopsis, but this was better than I expected. Harper was a great character, and she really changed over the course of this book, but in really good ways.
I really felt for Harper when she lost her horse, I know the loss of a pet can be absolutely heartbreaking, and I thought Harper seemed like she was handling it pretty well. It seemed like it came out of nowhere that she wanted to get her memory softened, because she really didn’t seem like the kind of person who would do that. Then again, she is 17 and things are felt more deeply at that age. I also felt like I was reading about my high school relationship when she talked about her and Josh’s relationship. I felt bad for both of them because I know how much you don’t want to hurt the other person, but when you can barely stand to look at them it’s rough.
I thought that Harper’s moral compass was perfectly spot on. Yes, she was a teenager, but she knew what was right and wrong and wasn’t afraid to go up against the people that she loved in order to make sure that ethics were upheld. This story takes many twists and turns, and really there were quite a few surprises in this story that I didn’t see coming.
I didn’t like the relationship that ended up coming out of this story. It was a little too insta-love for my tastes, I definitely felt the chemistry between the two characters, but it just seemed to go from zero to 100% in like 4 pages. That’s just something that annoys me, as I would like a little more relationship building.
Eileen Cook wrote a wonderful book, that was well-written and had a great premise and characters. I’m giving this story 4 out of 5 stars. I really loved it, and I highly recommend it for people who like futuristic, science-fiction type stories!
4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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