Friday, July 22, 2016

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron - ESSENTIAL

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

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