26 January 2011

Remember Me? Review

Book: Remember Me? Authoress: Sophie Kinsella
Pages: 389 (Hardcover)
Formats: eBook, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, British Chick Lit
Goodreads: Remember Me?
Tagline: "What if you woke up and your life was perfect?"
Premise: Lexi wakes up in a hospital having lost 3 years of her life. Everything seems perfect but the new Lexi has lost sight of what the old Lexi use to hold dear. Thank goodness the old Lexi is back in town.

2¢ Worth: Lexi's plight sucked me right in. She felt like a friend.

Wrinkles: While I found myself wishing at times the story was shorter, I could not let go until I too uncovered her past and subsequently her future.

Writing: Sophie Kinsella is gifted with the ability of inner dialogue. Lexi's thoughts felt real, current, and honest.

Word to the wise: This book will leave you ready to clean house (metaphorically) and start a new project.

Wrapping: The cover has a sweet secret romantic meaning but it doesn't seem to really capture the essence of the story nor the challenges Lexi faces.

Whippersnappers: There is infidelity, sexuality, and F-bombs a plenty!

Wholly: Remember Me is a 4-star, more fleshed out, Samantha Who? What ever happened to Samantha Who?

Review Copyright © of Tales of Whimsy.com

45 comments :

  1. I don't think I've ever read a Kinsella novel. Oops! Thanks for your review, as usual, you're growing my tbr list.

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  2. I read this one years ago and remember being a little unimpressed... it didn't feel completely fleshed out to me. And though I did feel like I got to know Lexi, I didn't like her too much! Haha. And "Samantha Who?" was a great show!

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  3. I haven't read Sophie Kinsella because she has so many books I don't know where to start. What is a stand alone and what is part of a series.

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  4. Meg: I can see that ;) It was a great show wasn't it?

    Cari: True! It's hard to know sometimes. This was my first one :)

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  5. I never watched Samantha Who, but this book looks intriguing! I wouldn't have guess the plot from the cover at all.

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  6. This was my first Kinsella novel and I luvd it! I've started reading more books by Sophie Kinsella and have benn just as happy with those too.

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  7. I enjoy your style of reviewing, Juju.

    Dave

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  8. Meredith: Exactly! It needs something more revealing right? :)

    Tina: O good to know! Which is your fav so far?

    Chiseled: Thanks :)

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  9. Horrible that I have not read this one yet since I like Kinsella. I must mend that

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  10. Well, I can do metaphoric house cleaning, but that is about it. LOL!

    I love Sophie Kinsella. She is an exuberant writer. And yeah, what ever did happen to Samantha?

    Fun review. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Your review is in fact very W-ish. How wonderfully winning!

    I liked this book as well. Though I agree that I would have liked to get to the ending faster.

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  12. Hmm..may have to check it out as Mom adored the shopaholic novels (well, the ones she's read so far...hehe). Great review, Juju! ^_^

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  13. Fab review! I've never read any of her books. I like that the cover has a secret meaning. Samantha Who? was canceled. It was very popular, too. Go figure!

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  14. I also enjoyed this book but I found that the tone of Remember Me? is a little more heavier and serious as compared to the other Kinsella's book. It is pretty impossible (at least for me!) to not enjoy any books by Kinsella.

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  15. I remember Samantha Who? I've read a few cute Kinsella books. Was this one of your favorites?

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  16. I love this review format! I've been meaning to read this book for quite some time.

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  17. Sophie Kinsella really is awesome with inner dialogue, isn't she? Man, I loved this book!

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  18. I've read a couple of books from the Shopaholic series but haven't been keeping up with her books. Maybe I will pick this one up.

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  19. I really enjoyed this book too! Lexi was so 'relatable'!

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  20. Ah - W's. :) I like it! Great review, Juju. I'll have to pick this one up.
    Seriously, what ever happened to Samantha Who?

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  21. NotNessie: LOL Thanks :)

    GMR: Thanks doll :)

    Julie: Sad day. Did they end it well? :)

    Shy: Good to know! :)

    Renee Ann: Thanks sweet pea :) This was my first but I'm definitely thinking I should try some more. Which is your fav?

    Steph: Yah thank you :)

    Briz: She does! I felt like, "Wow. That's what I would think in that situation." :)

    Jenny N.: :)

    Aths: Agreed :)

    JessicaBookLover: Yeah! :) Julie says it was canceled. Maybe I'll rent it? But does anyone know if it got a good ending or stopped abruptly? :) That happened to me with The Ex List. One day it just stopped. I keep hoping it will come out on video.

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  22. I grabbed the audio of this from the library to take on a road trip which is the only time I can listen to a book. It just didn't grab a hold of me and I never finished it -- even on a 2-day trip. I kept wanting it to move along faster.

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  23. Kim: I totally feel ya. I always have more patience with books then I do with audios. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

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  24. This is my least favourite Sophie Kinsella book, but I still thought it was a fun read.

    Loving the W-filled review!

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  25. Alita: *smile* Thanks! So if this is your least fav, which is your fav? :)

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  26. Can You Keep A Secret? was my first and holds a special place, but I really very much liked Twenties Girl. I think I liked it even more than any of the Shopaholic books.

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  27. Alita: oooooo I'm off to Goodreads to do some investigating. Thanks for coming back and responding :)

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  28. As soon as I read the premise I thought Samantha Who? I'm not into the shopaholic thing but maybe I'll give this one a go. Thanks!

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  29. Jenny Girl: Agreed. I'm so not a shopper so I've never been tempted by that series. This one however got me :)

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  30. Oh! I love Sophie Kinsella! You nailed it when you mentioned how great she is at dialogue. That's why I think I was able to enjoy reading the Shopaholic books when I'm not normally a "fashion-shopping" kind of girl. You can't help but laugh out loud and cry at all the right moments. So good! Lovely review!

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  31. 1stdaughter: O you liked them and you're not a fashion shopping girl? That gives me hope. Maybe I should try them one day :) It's so true. I laughed and sighed right along with her :) Thank you!

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  32. I love Kinsella, but haven’t read this one yet. Great review!

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  33. Twenties Girl is my favorite by her. The characters were so much fun and I love the fashions from the 20’s :)

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  34. Christie: I need to try that one :) I do love the 20s.

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  35. Did you know that Samantha Who? was actually produced by another chick lit author Cecilia Ahern?? But you're right the premise is just like SK's Remember Me? I loved that book...I recently listened to the audio, about a year after finishing the book and I still loved it just the same. She is def one of my top fave chick lit authors.

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  36. Cathy: I did not know that. How very cool! I don't read much chick lit but I love Sophie's real internal voice. I really must check her out. Have you tried The Book of Tomorrow? I've heard great things about it :)

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  37. I've got this one on my shelf and have been meaning to pick it up.

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  38. Teresa: I realllly liked it. I hope you pick it up soon :)

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