Monday, December 12, 2011

Indie Book of the Week; Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer

It is with great pleasure that I present to you this week's Indie book of the week, Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was so different from some of the others that I have been reading lately that it was like a glass of cold fresh water after a hot summer day (okay, that was a little cheesy but you get my point).

This was different and fresh and a little dark.

The synopsis from Goodreads:

 Two climbed up. Two fell down.

One woke up.

In the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, Robin Saunders has to relearn who she is and find out what happened the night everything changed.

As you can probably tell from the synopsis that after reading it I was pretty intrigued about the story and didn't hesitate to start it right away.

The story begins with the accident itself, or with at least what Robin can remember of it before she wakes up in the hospital after suffering a head injury from a terrible fall.
She can't quite remember anything other than her best friend was with her and that they fell.

Was it an accident? Did they jump? 

Robin doesn't know and she certainly can't ask the only other person who would know, Emily her best friend because she too is in a coma and unable to talk.

Robin must pull her life together and move on even though she doesn't want to. She wants answers and she wants Emily with her, awake and alive and by her side like always.

As she struggles to remember what happened that night, what went wrong and who is to blame, she always struggles to be able to function normally again and put her life right and correct some wrongs from what seems, a life time before.

I really enjoyed this read. It was quick, interesting and kept me turning the pages.

It was very well written. The characters felt real to me and the situations and places were completely believable.

I can't wait to read more from Sawyer. I think she is a very talented author that we can expect even better things from in the future.

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