A thrilling tale about what a girl will do to get back a memory she lost…or remove what she wants to forget.
Harper is used to her family being hounded by protesters. Her father runs the company that trademarked the "Memtex" procedure to wipe away sad memories, and plenty of people think it shouldn't be legal. Then a new demonstrator crosses her path, Neil, who’s as persistent as he is hot. Not that Harper’s noticing, since she already has a boyfriend.
When Harper suffers a loss, she’s shocked her father won’t allow her to get the treatment, so she finds a way to get it without his approval. Soon afterward, she’s plagued with strange symptoms, including hallucinations of a woman who is somehow both a stranger, yet incredibly familiar. Harper begins to wonder if she is delusional, or if these are somehow memories.
Together with Neil, who insists he has his own reasons for needing answers about the real dangers of Memtex, Harper begins her search for the truth. What she finds could uproot all she’s ever believed about her life…
Publishes in US: February 24th 2015 by Simon Pulse
Genre: ya sci-fi
Source: simon pulse via edelweiss
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Remember appealed to me since I am drawn to stories about memory loss, and the idea of selecting memories to be less emotional or even the chance to remove them has so many possibilities. At the beginning Harper seems to have things going pretty well, she's smart, especially in sciences, she has a long term boyfriend and a loyal if opposite best friend.
However it was a waiting game, because I know from the synopsis that things will go wrong and she will have memories that she'd rather not have, and pays a price for them to not plague her.
Her procedure prompted frightening side effects and she meets Neil, who seems to have answers to the questions she has, where no one in her life is offering up suggestion.
I liked the friendship in this one. How she was so supportive for Harper and gave an ear. But I think it brings up an important issue where when Harper has a problem she gets so focused on herself and issues that she didn't give her time to talk about her own issues.
It got pretty suspenseful, and I have to admit that I didn't see a lot of the twists coming. I had ideas, but none of them were right.
The love triangle aspect wasn't too annoying, and I can understand how she ended up with the sticky situation.
Everything wrapped up well, and I enjoyed this standalone mystery.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Any memories that you would chose to erase or soften?