Monday, June 27, 2016

It's Not You, It's Me: The Memory Book by Lara Avery

 The Memory Book by Lara Avery

They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I'll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I'm writing to remember.
Sammie was always a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as humanly possible. Nothing will stand in her way--not even a rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly start to steal her memories and then her health. What she needs is a new plan.
So the Memory Book is born: Sammie's notes to her future self, a document of moments great and small. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime crush, Stuart--a brilliant young writer who is home for the summer. And where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood best friend, Cooper, and even take some of the blame for the fight that ended their friendship.
Through a mix of heartfelt journal entries, mementos, and guest posts from friends and family, readers will fall in love with Sammie, a brave and remarkable girl who learns to live and love life fully, even though it's not the life she planned.
Publishes in US: July 5th 2016 by Alloy Entertainment
Genre: ya contemp
Source: earc via Netgally from Little Brown
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free.

Other Lara Avery books I've reviewed: Anything But Ordinary A Million Miles Away,

Author stalk away:

     I have done this several times on my blog. Books that just don't work for me. I know my reading style pretty well, and I can tell whether I will like the book or not accurately about 80-90% of the time. If I finish a book, then there are aspects of that book that I enjoyed. I never talk about the author in a negative way, I only say what doesn't work for me. Normally if I finish a book, I give it at least 3 stars, meaning that I liked it.

Stopped after skimming at 10%

This is totally a it's not you it's me

I let the description of a young girl who has a disease and she's going to lose her memory woo me because that is exactly the kind of thing that I would normally be into.

And I say normally because I also saw in the description that it said it was told in journal entries and letters and such and that is not usually my thing. But like I said I requested it hoping that I could get into it but the format just didn't mesh with me

  That isn't to say that the writing is poor or the characters are poorly constructed, it's personal on my end.
Positive Reviews:
Between Dreams and Reality
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