Saturday, March 30, 2019


Book: Restart
Author: Gordon Korman

Chase's memory just went out the window.

Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name.

He knows he's Chase. But who is Chase? When he gets back to school, he sees that different kids have very different reactions to his return.

Some kids treat him like a hero. Some kids are clearly afraid of him.

One girl in particular is so angry with him that she pours her frozen yogurt on his head the first chance she gets.

Pretty soon, it's not only a question of who Chase is--it's a question of who he was . . . and who he's going to be.-Goodreads

Review: Another excellent read in our 5th grade book club. Chase was a star athlete and popular until he fell off a roof, hit his head and lost his memory. He doesn't remember anything, not even his own parents. His football teammates love him, his own sister seems afraid of him. Who was/is Chase?

A fantastic middle grade book that explores bullying, forgiveness, expectations, friendship and second chances. I loved it. 

Grade: 5/5

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