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Reviews by Tag: amnesia

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1310189036_we_were_liars
E. Lockhart
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Friday, Jun 30, 2017

Cadence is part of the incredibly wealthy and distinguished Sinclair family. She has been spending the summer on a private island with a group of her four friends. She has amnesia. She can’t remember their revolution. She can’t remember the accident. Everyone is keeping a secret from her, how can she remember the truth?

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel. This was, without a doubt, one of the most powerful and well-crafted books I have read in a really long time. This book is about loss, it is about recovery. It is about family and money, revolution and love....

Staff Review
E. Lockhart
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015

Let me share a secret with you. I'm ashamed to admit, but I'm a total snob when it comes to wealthy characters. I generally find them unlikable, which I know is awful judgy of me. No matter how great John Green says it is, I wanted to barf all the way through The Great Gatsby.

Staff Review
The cover of The Half Life of Molly Pierce showing the face of a girl with half of her face hidden by her hair.
Katrina Leno
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Saturday, Jan 3, 2015

Molly is driving back, but she doesn't know from where. And she doesn't know to where.  All she knows is that she should be in school, but she's in her car instead. Suddenly she sees a motorcycle speeding up behind her. Somehow she knows that he is coming for her. She passes through the intersection as the light turns red. The motorcycle keeps coming; it runs the red light. A truck enters the intersection, catching the back tire of the motorcycle, sending is spinning.  The rider flies through the air, over Molly's car and lands on the asphalt right in front of her. She brakes, screaming.

Staff Review
We Were Liars by e. lockhart
e. lockhart
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

The Sinclairs spend every summer on their private island, Beechwood. Born within a few short months of each other, 3 of the Sinclair grandchildren and one friend of the family spend the summers thick as thieves, calling themselves The Liars. Cadence, Johnny, Mirren and Gat are inseparable every year, but the summer of their fifteenth year, things start to change. Cadence begins to fall in love with Gat (a friend of the family who is invited to Beechwood every summer) while the Sinclair family falls apart around them.

Staff Review
A picture of the cover from We Were Liars by e. lockhart
e. lockhart
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014

I am generous with 4 star ratings, but I don't give out a lot of 5 stars; I reserve those for the most exceptional books. This was an exceptional book!

Staff Review
Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014

Samantha is discovered stumbling along a highway, dirty, dehydrated and bloody, three days after she and her best friend Cassie went missing. Cassie still hasn't been found and Samantha suffers from amnesia and can't remember anything before the police picked her up.