By: Gordon Korman
Location: FIC KOR
Genre: Realistic Fiction
"Compelling, humorous and intriguing" Publishers Weekly
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.
From the #1 bestselling author of Swindle and Slacker, Restart is the spectacular story of a kid with a messy past who has to figure out what it means to get a clean start.
a high schooler, I generally think Gordon Korman, while excellent, is
too juvenile of a writer for me to seriously enjoy at this point. So
when my ten-year-old sister raved about it and incessantly recommended
it to me, I was very skeptical. However, this book pleasantly surprised
me. It took on a lot of tough topics like bullying, injury, and
self-image, while simultaneously keeping it light hearted. Plus, there
were enough twists to keep it interesting for even a mature reader, yet
it still wasn't too much for a younger reader. It struck the perfect
balance. It was a wonderfully written children's book." Skutti