Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wish List Wednesday 36


Memento Nora

by Angie Smibert
Pub. date: April 2011
Nora, the popular girl and happy consumer, witnesses a horrific bombing on a shopping trip with her mother. In Nora’s near-future world, terrorism is so commonplace that she can pop one little white pill to forget and go on like nothing ever happened. However, when Nora makes her first trip to a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic, she learns what her mother, a frequent forgetter, has been frequently forgetting. Nora secretly spits out the pill and holds on to her memories. The memory of the bombing as well as her mother’s secret and her budding awareness of the world outside her little clique make it increasingly difficult for Nora to cope. She turns to two new friends, each with their own reasons to remember, and together they share their experiences with their classmates through an underground comic. They soon learn, though, they can’t get away with remembering.

I'm adding this to the list of Awesome Dystopian Books I Must Read. It sounds sooo good! And I love the cover!


celi.a said...

oooooo! I definitely want to read this one, too. I love all of the innovative takes on the dystopian genre that are popping up. And that cover art is fantastic, too!

Zombie Girrrl said...

This is one my very exclusive wish list, which is composed mostly of dystopian. I love all the symbolism of this blossoming genre. Great pick.