A 17-year old book lover from the Philippines just living a sedentary lifestyle reading books and writing reviews about them that no one reads.
“We both smile at the classic misunderstanding. It’s all so cliché-ridden, it’s embarrassing. I wish our story could have some more original twists and turns. Maybe one of us will turn into a vampire or something.”
From What I Remember... is witty, unique and is the perfect summer read. Its fresh, new and refreshing plot sets it apart from all the YA books I've been reading recently. It feels really good to read something unfamiliar and new for a change. It's got me all hooked up right from the beginning!
And it's also multiple POVed! Something to add to its uniqueness and rarity. We not only have two, but five POVs here! Multiple POV's are not usually my cup of tea but surprisingly, it worked. They were amazingly handled and written and I think it would not have been any better without reading five characters' thoughts here. It gave the story more dimension that made me more engrossed to it.
Although the characters may be the typical high school stereotypes, they are are hilarious, fun, intelligent and compelling that it outshines their being clichéd. The development and growth the characters went through was amazingly done and written.
Props to Stacy Kramer and Valérie Thomas for their brilliant writing for not only pulling off a multiple POVed novel but to delivering something fresh and different to the YA genre.