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Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013.
Description:
307 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary:
A girl, estimated to be sixteen, awakens with amnesia in the wreckage of a plane crash she should not have survived and taken into foster care, and the only clue to her identity is a mysterious boy who claims she was part of a top-secret science experiment.
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LCCN:
2012004545
ISBN:
9780374379919 (hardcover)
0374379912 (hardcover)
Other Number:
780398152
System Availability:
8
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
8
Control Number:
985347
Call Number:
[Fic]
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
8
# System items in:
8
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Characters
Violet (Female), Amnesiac, Genius, Only survivor of a plane crash; no memories of the crash; struggles to piece together her past;
Genre
Young adult fiction
Mystery
Science fiction
Romance
Topics
Teenagers
Airplane wreckage
Amnesia
Memories
Romantics
Love
Search for truth
Survival
Mysteries
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Amnesiac genius "Violet" supposedly absorbs information without effort. Yet after five days in the hospital with nothing to do but watch TV, the 16-year-old emerges with no comprehension of what jeans, cars, malls, and supermarkets are. Violet may be supermodel beautiful, but her interactions are those of like Data from Star Trek. Picked up at the site of a plane crash, she is assumed to be a survivor and put in foster care while the authorities seek her family. Meanwhile, others are after her: a persistent, urgent boy who calls her "Sera" and a red-haired man, both of whom can find her with uncanny speed no matter where she goes. Brody's (52 Reasons to Hate My Father) book unfolds at a too-leisurely pace in terms of action and emotional development, yet too quickly to make the "science" of Violet's condition plausible. Her foster brother says, "I feel like I'm in a bad sci-fi movie," and the lament is unfortunately accurate. There's no opportunity to forget that Violet is an artificial construct in an artificial setting. Ages 12-up. Agent: Bill Contardi, Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage--alive--is making headlines across the globe. Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period . No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn't on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can't be found in a single database in the world. Crippled by a world she doesn't know, plagued by abilities she doesn't understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can't remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she's running out of time to answer them. Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget? From popular young adult author Jessica Brody, Unremembered is the start of a compelling and suspenseful new sci-fi series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.
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