However, when Nora makes her first trip to a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic, she learns what her mother, a frequent forgetter, has been frequently forgetting. Nora secretly spits out the pill and holds on to her memories. The memory of the bombing as well as her mother’s secret and her budding awareness of the world outside her little clique make it increasingly difficult for Nora to cope. She turns to two new friends, each with their own reasons to remember, and together they share their experiences with their classmates through an underground comic. They soon learn, though, they can’t get away with remembering.
Fascinating, yes? YES. I mean, pop a pill and forget? To help Angie celebrate MEMENTO NORA, I'm going to spill a memory I never want to forget.
Mine feels small, but it's important to me. It's sort of what launched me into my critique group, and how I squirm my way into many conversations--and thus, friendships--on twitter or wherever.
It's called eavesdropping.
That's right. I met my critique partners by eavesdropping on two fabulous girls in the lunch line of my very first writer's conference. I'd been "a writer" for approximately three months, and I attended the conference alone.
The girls were talking about doing a YA group, and I stood up straighter and listened harder. Then I just inserted myself right into that convo, got their information, and the rest is history.
I don't ever want to forget that sometimes, all it takes to get/do/become something amazing is to speak up.
What memory would you never want to forget?
You can enter to win a nice prize pack o' stuff, including a signed copy of Memento Nora, a purse charm bracelet, temporary tattoos, and other swag.
How? Simple. Each week, leave a comment on the featured blog--that's THIS POST. And over on Angie's site. Each weekly comment earns you a point (which in this case equals an entry in the random drawing). In other words, if you comment on every week, you get 8 points... er, entries. Angie will randomly select a winner and announce it April 7.
Check out what the other Bookanistas are up to this week at the Reading Room.
Or on their blogs:
- Beth Revis features Between Shades of Gray all week--with giveaway!
- Christine Fonseca gives a Guestanista video review of 11 Birthdays
- Jamie Harrington is giddy for Texas Gothic
- Myra McEntire introduces "Bookanistas Give Back" - with prizes!
- Sarah Frances Hardy delights in Divergent
- Jessi Kirby wants to be Like Mandarin
- Megan Miranda gushes over Blood Magic
- Bethany Wiggins Praises the Princess of the Midnight Ball
- Gretchen McNeil sings about Spoiled
- Carrie Harris loves The Lipstick Laws--with giveaway!
- Rosemary Clement-Moore is ensnared by The Demon Trapper's Daughter
- Veronica Rossi marvels at Moonglass
- Stasia Ward Kehoe raves about Rival