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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Book Review/ Blog Tour- Memento Nora

By Angie Smibert
Published by Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
Released on April 1st, 2011
Source- ARC from the publisher for review
3.5 stars- It's A Good Read

A teen struggles to hold onto her memories-and her identity-in a world that wants everyone to forget-and keep on shopping. Three dynamic teens come together to creat a comic book of their memories (quoted from Goodreads).

Memento Nora is a fast past, realistic, dystopian read. Thrown into this dark world Nora has to deal with an uncertain future, and the daily threat of growing violence, and terrorist attacks. So when Nora is offered pills to take to erase her memory you'd think she'd jump at that chance, but wrong. Nora doesn't want to forget, anything. In fact she teams up with Micah (whom I adored) to create Memento, illustrated stories of what's going on around them.

While I didn't really connect with the characters, I liked that Angie tells the story through not only Nora's point of view, but from Micah and his friend Winter. This allowed me to see the story build and see what was happening from various angles. Each of the characters are different, coming from various backgrounds, and each adds something unique to the story. I like that they all have their flaws which makes them likable and in some way relatable. I loved that each chapter is like a journal entry from either Micah, Nora or Winter. My favorite character is Micah and I enjoyed the relationship the grows between him and Nora.

I liked that Micah and Nora teamed together to create Memento, which inspires others to find their voices, but with any movement it brings danger and now Micah, Nora and Winter must decide what their next move is as the government wants to find out who's behind the Mementos. I think this a great debut from Angie and being less than 200 pages, Memento Nora is a quick, engaging read.


  1. I adore dystopian stories, and this one's sitting in my TBR. Thank you for the review, I'm looking forward to reading it.

  2. Thanks for the review! This sounds like a refreshing addition to the dystopian genre and I can't wait to get a copy. :-)