By: Angie Smibert
Pub date: April 1st, 2011
Nora, the popular girl and happy consumer, witnesses a horrific bombing on a shopping trip with her mother. In Nora’s near-future world, terrorism is so commonplace that she can pop one little white pill to forget and go on like nothing ever happened.
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.
Nothing to See Here
Therapeutic Statement 42-03282028-11
Subject: James, Nora Emily, 15
Facility: Hamilton Detention Center TFC-42
I’m about to forget everything I’m going to tell you. So I’m only going to mention the parts that matter. To you, at least. The rest I’m going to keep to myself, for my self. For that old Nora James. The obedient daughter. The popular girl. The oblivious consumer. The one who really owns this cute little charm bracelet with the silver purse dangling from it. The one you want to keep around.
It all started a few weeks ago. It was a glossy day. No school. Downtown was having a sale to celebrate two quiet weeks in a row. And Mom was in one of her good moods—her post-TFC mood—and generous with the credit. A very glossy day...
Loving the concept for this book a lot. The whole being able to forget terrible events that happen in our lives is an interesting subject to touch upon. To read the remainder of this excerpt you can do so here. For more on Angie Smibert you can visit her official website and or blog.
Have a fabulous weekend! :)