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December 18, 2011

Review: Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer - Farah

Title: Notes to Self
Author: Avery Sawyer
Publication date: November 20th, 2011
Genre(s): Young Adult (Contemporary)
Source: Ebook

Two climbed up. Two fell down.

One woke up.

In the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, Robin Saunders has to relearn who she is and find out what happened the night everything changed.

*An ecopy was provided by the author for review purposes*

As i read the synopsis of the book, i knew it was going to be a very touching story that i'll remember. I enjoy reading real-life stories tremendously. To know that this story can actually happen in real life, or has happened to someone in this world, breaks my heart.
Robin and her best friend Emily fall, and only one of them wakes up, which is Robin. Robin struggles between praying that her best friend Emily wakes up from a coma, and remembering how to do simple automated activities, such as how to take a shower. Her love for her best friend Emily is so heart-warming, that I also started praying and hoping that she wouldn't die in her coma or just never wake up. 
Since Robin is the same age as me, I can relate to her a lot. Her struggle at school, and how the people in her school are all heartless losers who actually made fun of her for being injured! She was always struggling at school, and how she wouldn't remember things, which was very sad for me. 
I loved her relationship with Reno. Reno is a close friend of Robin since they were young. Reno was so nice to her! He would visit her everyday, and ask if she was fine. He would drive her places, and do everything she would ask for, which was adorable. I also loved his style, which was different than most male protagonists. He was a nerd, a tall nerd, with hipster glasses and all. Which I loved to bits.
Over all, I absolutely enjoyed reading this book. It might have been a bit draggy at first, but then the story developed and became much more interesting. It was touching, and a very fun read. I would totally recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading real-life stories.
Happy Reading <3
A lovely melodramatic song, keep on playing


  1. Great review, Farah. I hadn't heard of this book before now. It sounds like a pretty intense read but really interesting. And I like the sound of Reno! ;)

  2. Awesome! I hadn't really seen many reviews on this one and i got it last week as well. It sounds really neat I look forward to it! :)

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