- Publisher: Amazon Childrens Publishing
- Format: Hardback | 202 pages
- Dimensions: 136mm x 182mm x 28mm | 318g
- Publication date: 15 May 2012
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0761462651
- ISBN 13: 9780761462651
- Illustrations note: NO
- Sales rank: 1,703,629
Aiden Nomura likes to open doors especially using his skills as a hacker to see what s hidden inside. He just keeps pulling until one cracks open, exposing the flaws. The universe or someone else will fix things. It s like a game . . . until it isn t. When a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic opens in Bern, Switzerland, near Aiden s boarding school, he knows things are changing. Shortly after, bombs go off within quiet, safe Bern. Then Aiden learns that his cousin Winter, back in the States, has had a mental breakdown. He returns to the US immediately. But when he arrives home in Hamilton, Winter s mental state isn t the only thing that s different. The city is becoming even stricter, and an underground movement is growing. With the help of Winter s friend Velvet, Aiden slowly cracks open doors in this new world. But behind those doors are things Aiden doesn t want to see things about his society, his city, even his own family. And this time Aiden may be the only one who can fix things . . . before someone else gets hurt."
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By Amanda 10 Jun 2012
Also reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm. (www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com)
After finishing Memento Nora last year, I was extremely excited for this sequel to come out. I really thought the story line was intriguing and unique and I was going crazy waiting for it. Over the months while waiting for it, I completely forgot that the character's points-of-view were different than it's predecessor. In The Forgetting Curve, you follow Aiden, Winter, and Velvet. I really missed hearing about Norah and Micah, but following Aiden, Winter, and Velvet was still enjoyable.
A lot has changed since the first book in their world. There are new chips coming out that is mandatory and they work with the new mobiles that Aiden's father's company is coming out with, to help work a lot like the TFC pills do; help people forget something that may have happened to them.
But a lot of people are finding out they have the new chip without ever remembering getting it, and forgetting a lot of memories they wouldn't have wanted to forget. Things that would have made them very suspicious of the government.
The underground movements are growing and the government is really cracking down after finding out about the Memento comics Micah, Norah and Winter were creating. I really missed hearing about the new issues of Memento, but it was still mentioned once in a while throughout the story.
Also, there is a new underground radio station that lasts only a few minutes and the talker is someone who calls herself Meme girl, which you figure out who she is later in the story.
Overall, it wasn't as great as the first book, but still enjoyable. It was a fast read, not very long. Only a little over 200 pages, so I read it in one day on my Kindle. I'd recommend this series if you want to read a fast, enjoyable dystopian series.
By theEPICrat 26 May 2012
While I had been hoping for more about Nora and Micah with The Forgetting Curve, I was oddly relieved when the story jumps into a different plotline with a new cast of characters. Perhaps I took my own forgetting pill, but I enjoyed these characters a whole lot more than the original cast. I cannot pinpoint why, but I think it might have to do with my small guilty penchant for computer hackers and Aiden was just too glossy and charming for words. Obviously Memento Nora was just the beginning of the series, but it revolved around the romance of 2 individuals from mismatched backgrounds. In The Forgetting Curve, the story gets so much more intense as Aiden, Winter, and Velvet join the movement to fight against mind-altering chip mandate. I expect Angie Smibert to deliver a conclusion that will explode out of the ballpark with the (final?) installment.