Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
Publication Date: March 5th, 2015
What would you do if you woke up one day and didn’t remember a thing? What if you woke up in a hospital and were told that you were the only survivor of a plane crash?. That is the reality for a certain “Jane Doe” that we follow throughout Unremembered by Jessica Brody.
The hospital names her Violet, because of her beautiful, yet unnatural violet eyes. Violet doesn't remember anything. Not even the things she should remember, like TV or an airplane. Her first memory is of water, the second is a dream of a boy breaking into her room and trying to kidnap her.
When she recovered, she’s released from the hospital and placed in foster care. Before she leaves, the doctor reassures her that her memory could all come back to her very soon and to call him if she remembers anything.
When Violet’s foster Mom takes her shopping to for new clothes, the boy from her dream shows up in her dressing room. Startling her, he tells her he knows who she is and that she is in grave danger. Together, they escaped from a lab, a lab where she was created. The scientists from the lab are looking for her. Desperately hoping she believes him, he gives her a place to meet him. How is a person supposed to react to this? Is this boy crazy or could he possibly be telling the truth?
I loved Violet's character. She might not be all that logical at times, but she’s such a strong heroine. She puts the ones that she has come to love first over her own happiness. She makes sacrifices that seem unimaginable just so the people she has only known for a short time can be safe. It is really heartwarming. I also can't forget about Zen. Even though Violet can't remember him and fights off his help so many times, he never gives up on saving her. He shows us how strong true love can actually be. What’s more, he recites poetry. Who doesn't love a guy that can do that?
I loved Jessica Brody’s writing style. I can honestly say there isn’t anything I would change about it. The story had a great flow, and I couldn’t put it down until I was done. However, I did find it to be predictable at times. The ending wasn’t for me either.
Overall I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I recommend Unremembered to someone that is looking for a good sci-fy young adult read.
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