Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

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'Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac'

I am reading an English book called 'Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac'. It is about a girl called Naomi 16 years old. It starts off when she is in hospital not knowing why she is there after she has hit her head from falling down some stairs at school. She doesn't remember anything that has happened to her since she was twelve years old such as her parents getting a divorce, who her friends are, or whether she has a boyfriend or not. The book covers a length of about a year roughly, although it doesn't really make it clear. It is quite an ordinary novel about a teenager struggling through her life which is now even harder to bear due to the fact that she doesn't remember anything about herself. The opening of the story starts off with her introducing her beginning (being adopted etc.) Quite basic, but then the further into the story, the more exciting it got.

The main characters in the story are Naomi, her dad, her best friend William, her old boyfriend Ace and her new boyfriend James. Her dad and her mum divorced which Naomi doesn’t remember, so her dad is getting married to a woman called Rosa Rivera and is very happy about it. Naomi doesn’t know what to think. Her best friend Will, always makes her CD’s with music that might help her to remember the past four years. Her boyfriend Ace is a jock and is really popular but the only thing she has in common with him is Tennis. So she breaks up with him and goes out with a boy called James, who also has a blurry past. She doesn’t know it at the time, but afterwards- when she gets her memory back- she realises that the only thing she had in common with him was that they both couldn’t remember their past, for different reasons. Will and James were the characters who were described in most detail. I found Will the most interesting and sympathetic because he was the type of character who is always an open book and kind etc. None of these characters changed that much throughout the...
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