Cameron, Sharon The Forgetting, 403 pages. Scholastic, 2016. $19. Content: G.
Every twelve years something terrible causes everyone in Canaan to completely lose their memories. That’s why every day they write things down in their books – without your book you are nobody. But Nadia is different; she actually kept her memories after the last Forgetting. She is more willing to take risks, like going outside the walls of the city. Coming back one day she hears a mysterious conversation that makes her suspicious about what everyone has always accepted as fact. Now she may have a chance to change everything. But with it beng so close to the Forgetting, who will want to believe her?
Awesome! Really, that’s the best word to describe this. I already like Sharon Cameron’s writing (The Dark Unwinding) and I am so glad that her maturity as a writer is making her even better. I think this will be very popular as students discover it, and I will do my best to help them take notice!
MS, HS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher