I waited a while to review this, because I read it quickly and wanted to think about the story. I read this because I adored Elsewhere
by Ms. Zevin, and came across this book in the library book sale.
I'm getting a little old to remember back to high school, but the idea that this girl, Naomi, loses her memory of four years is an intriguing idea. I remember friends from 7th and 8th grade that I never even saw in high school, "friends" I made in high school through circumstances that I never would have chosen, and choices, from cafeteria seating, to in-school clubs and after-school activities that each lead to some particular shaping of the rest of my life.
While the story stayed in this realm I found it wonderful reading, however, eventually the story wandered. Relationships changed, the memories did not stay "lost", and the new Naomi, that should have had the benefit of multiple viewpoints, just never seemed to be all that interesting.
I'm willing to give Ms. Zevin another shot, especially since her new novel All These Things I've Done
is a dystopian mafia story!