Remember Me is an astonishingly bold young adult novel from Estelle Laure, the critically acclaimed author of This Raging Light and Mayhem
If you could erase all of your painful memories, would you?
Blue Owens wakes up one day with the strangest feeling that something is very wrong. Everyone’s acting weird and she’s found a note in her closet telling her to get on the Little Blue Bus at 7:45, which she does, meeting up with the exact person she was supposed to avoid: Adam Mendoza. Even though she has no idea who he is, something about him is so familiar.
When she confronts him, the truth is revealed—Blue has paid to have her memories removed, and Adam is one of those memories. As Blue struggles to piece together her history, she is torn between her desire to know why she would do something so drastic and her fear of what she will find.
Remember Me is the bold and beautiful story of a girl who must find the courage to face the demons of her past and reclaim her loved ones—even if it ruins her.
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WOW!!!!! another amazing book by Estelle Laure. Something is missing in Blue's life but she can't remember what it is. When she finds out she had a doctor erase parts of her memory she decides to find out what was so horrible she needed to forget. Remember Me is a heartbreaking story about love, loss, and trying to move on.
This story was so good! I didn’t fully appreciate it until nearly the end, but it all came together and showed all of the human condition. I loved the quirky characters (extra kudos for the non-binary Jack!) and felt like I was there with them. They were complete people, and the story definitely showed off the good and bad of them all. The author made an unfamiliar concept become crystal clear and turned it into a lovely story. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for my free arc in exchange for my honest opinion. Definitely recommend!
I love all of Estelle Laure’s books. This one was no different. They are always beautifully written.
I don't think there's even a possibility that I'll be able to write out everything I feel about this book in this review. It's only July, but I can say with complete certainty that this will be one of my favorite books of the year and I've already preordered it so I can have a physical copy when it comes out this October. Remember Me is an honest and raw story about love and grief. Our main character Blue wakes up one morning to find that she feels exceedingly strange. She finds a note in her room that contains a mysterious meeting place, although she has no memory of how it got there. Throughout the day, she discovers more and more gaps in her memory and gets physically ill when she pushes herself to remember those blank spots. Resigning herself to solve this issue, she decides to go to the meeting place on the note. There, she meets a boy she seems to be immediately drawn to: Adam. She then learns that she had elected to have some of her memories removed. From then on, pieces start to fall into place and Blue has to decide if her memories are worth saving without knowing why she wanted them erased in the first place. The word heartbreaking is not enough to describe this novel. Throughout the entire second half of the book, I sobbed, and I mean can't breath, can't see through the tears sobbed. Laure does an incredible job of writing about the impact of profound loss on not only the person directly affected, but the people around them as well. We want to be mad about how other people react to those affected, but we can't because we can see where they're coming from. The sheer impact of the emotions portrayed is weighty enough on its own, but coupled with the style and form of the writing, there's no escaping them, even for the toughest reader. I could not recommend this book more and I'm excited to force all of my friends to read it, so they can be as upset as me.
I enjoyed the way this book explored the question of whether it would be a good thing to be able to erase bad memories. It was very engaging, and I cared about the characters. I think it'll appeal to many readers who are interested in unexpected outcomes of emerging technologies and who have wondered why people have to deal with grief or pain. I'll definitely be recommending it.
This is the first book I have read by this author, and I truly enjoyed it. This story grabbed me from the beginning and did not let go.
Really enjoyed reading this book. It sucks you right in from the beginning and you want to keep reading to find out everything. Would've loved to read more about Turtle and Adam but I still enjoyed reading about all these characters.
Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. I love the characters in this story. I love the friendships and the love interest is just the sweetest. Estelle Laure has me really thinking about the future and if I would want to forget but most importantly "Do I want to remember?".
I loved this story! At first, I was a little confused about what was happening, but then quickly realized that we were starting Blue’s post-memory removal journey with her. I like that we experienced a little of the confusion Blue felt, especially when meeting Adam on the bus. The fact that Blue had specific memories erased, yet retained most of the others was intriguing. Plus, the slow lead up to the twist when Blue found out what else she had lost kept me rapidly turning each page. Also, I felt that it was a satisfying ending. Well done. I’ve already talked about it with my 6th graders, and they can’t wait to read it when it’s published.