The Forgetting

The Forgetting

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Canaan is a quiet city on an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls, but every twelve years the town breaks out in a chaos of bloody violence, after which all the people undergo the Forgetting, in which they are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, or their lives--but somehow seventeen-year-old Nadia has never forgotten, and she is determined to find out what causes it and how to put a stop to the Forgetting forever.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2016
ISBN: 9780545945219
Branch Call Number: YA CAMERON 2016
Characteristics: pages cm


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Oct 05, 2017

A 2018-2019 Missouri Truman Readers Award preliminary nominee (grades 6-8).

Every 12 years the forgetting happens, and the community of Canaan is plunged first into chaos in the days leading up to the forgetting then confusion as people awaken to a world purged of its memories. Except seventeen-year-old Nadia who has never forgotten. It is almost time for the next Forgetting, and Nadia is determined to figure out what causes it and if it can be stopped.

For me, this book took a while to get going, but once it did it was a pretty compelling read. It was an intriguing concept, and Cameron builds the tension well. I wished we had a little bit more time to explore Nadia's relationship with her family.

Mar 24, 2017

While I like Cameron Sharon, I'm disappointed that she follows the typical teen novel trends in this story that teach a lack of self control in romance. I don't think this type of literature will help teens live morality or grow in strength of will. It's a pity that most novels seem to follow this trend.

Putting this and a few other things aside, the rest of the story was thought provoking and interesting.

Mar 03, 2017

A thought-provoking book on what memory is and how it affects you and your identity. Spunky, strong heroine with strong ties to her family is the main character. Stay away from spoilers. Page 200 there is a startlingly revelation. Lots of twists and turns with romance thrown in on the side. One of the side villans ends up with a fasnating back story. Intriguing as far as story building and plot development goes. Its a long 400 pages. This is first in a series but the rest will probably just have the same characters. This one wrapped up every single detail from beginning to end. Because of the subject matter and questions that arose, this would be on my top 20.

Feb 24, 2017

“At the first sunrising of the twelfth year, they will forget . . . Their books will be their memories, their written past selves. They will write in their books . . . They will write the truth . . . If a book is lost, then so are they lost. I am made of my memories. Without memories, they are nothing.” Nadia is one of the few people that will not forget. The big mystery that Nadia wants to solve is why there is a “Forgetting.” Were things that bad? Nadia, along with Gray, work to unravel the mystery behind the “Forgetting” and why most people forget and a few do not. Nadia, with the help of Gray, will try to stop the “Forgetting.” Some people may want to forget the things they have done. Nadia wants her family to remember her but she does not want Gray to forget. The book was slow to develop but about half way through things begin to come together. Worth it to keep reading!

This book has everything - a little bit of fantasy, romance, sci-fi, and mystery. Every twelve years people forget who they are, so they keep diaries to remind themselves! A great read if like books about identity construction and secret societies, with interesting twists!


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Oct 05, 2017

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