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3.8 6
Young Adult Fiction 1580
Remembrance by Michelle Madow
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You know, I'm not even sure why I decided to read Remembrance. I knew it was about reincarnation, and to be honest, I hate the idea of reincarnation. I don't want to think about how I could have Jeffery Dahmer or Hitler in a past life o_o I've just always kind of hated to think about it in general.

But Remembrance made it interesting. Remembrance also took another topic I hate and made it work - insta-love. Most of you have probably read my rage against insta-love, but in Remembrance, it just . . . works. And it's not intense insta-love, either. It's subtle, and there's a reason for it.

If I'm being honest, I have to admit that Chelsea annoyed me to no end. Chelsea is Elizabeth's best friend, and every time she was in a scene, I was wondering how she would annoy me. Granted, her reaction at the end when she finds out about Drew and Elizabeth is completely warranted, but throughout most of the book, she just seemed like an obnoxious airhead to me. I would not have been able to be friends with her o_o

Jeremy was another character I didn't like, but I did love that he wasn't just a jerk, he was a subtle jerk. It wasn't so obvious that it seemed fake.

I wish the reincarnation bit had been focused on a little more, though. Sometimes it felt like it was just in the background and it was easy to forget about, and I think it should have been given some more focus, since it's such a big part of the book and Drew and Lizzie's relationship.

I loved how Lizzie was awful at French and then one day it all just suddenly came to her xD I wish that would have happened to me in my French class. I never had any idea what my teacher was saying.

I also loved the idea of a Guide who could help you remember your past life. That old guy from the store was cool xD His story was really interesting, and I can't help but hope that he'll be in the rest of the books in this series, too, however many there may be.

Overall: Remembrance is a novel about second chances and love that can transcend even time. Although I feel like the reincarnation should have been focused on a little more, I loved that Remembrance turned two things I usually hate into something that made the book enjoyable. I'd give it somewhere between 2.5 and 3.5 stars. (I'm not good at deciding >_>)
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