Keep Me In Mind by Jaime Reed
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Sick lit is still a thing, right? How about amnesia lit?
Ella falls during an early morning run with her boyfriend, and she loses the last two years of her memory. Her boyfriend can't quite understand, but neither can anyone else, but Ella quickly has to relearn what her life was like and begin trying to piece together a life of someone who she isn't sure she actually likes.
This is a book that hits a lot of good notes, from its handling of diversity to the somewhat unique plot to even how it ends. The issues for me feel nitpicky, but still took me out of the story. Why is the boyfriend so seemingly okay? Why is Ella coping so well with this? Why isn't there more of an identity crisis in play? A lot of the individual pieces work, but I ultimately feel like it never goes as far as it should.
Overall, a solid read, especially for those looking for something different from the teen romance/sick lit genre. It won't blow you away, but it's an enjoyable one.
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