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The Forgetting

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What isn't written, isn't remembered. Even your crimes. Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person's memories -- of parents, children, love, life, and self -- are lost. Unless they have been written. In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn't written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten. But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence -- before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 403 pages
  • 142 x 211 x 36mm | 476g
  • Scholastic US
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0545945216
  • 9780545945219
  • 69,698

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Praise for The Forgetting An Autumn 2016 Kids' Indie Next List selection * "Effective worldbuilding and strong characterization . . . A well-crafted fable for our time." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "This fantasy is a marvelous achievement." -- School Library Journal, starred review "[An] absorbing adventure." -- Publishers Weekly "The Forgetting is Sharon Cameron's fourth young adult novel, and she's grown adept at blurring the lines between fantasy, dystopian and science-fiction genres. Cameron reminds us, through Nadia's documented memories, that we must learn to appreciate the truth as much as question it, exploring the morality tucked within the fallacy of memory." -- Bookpage, Top Pick Praise for Rook A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection An Indiebound Indie Next Top Ten selection Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award "The suspense kicks right off in this action-packed tale, quickly wrapping readers up in the drama." -- Romantic Times "Full of derring-do and double crosses, this romantic adventure is thoroughly engrossing." -- Kirkus Reviews "Cameron crafts a brilliant homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel yet also manages to make her telling unique, particularly in... the many twists, turns, betrayals, and lucky breaks [that] will keep readers breathless until the very end." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Rook is sure to be a read all readers will remember." -- Portland Book Review Praise for The Dark Unwinding A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection Winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award "Utterly original, romantic, and spellbindingly imaginative." -- USA Today "Haunting thrills unfurl..." -- Entertainment Weekly "Gripping twists, rich language, and an evocative landscape." -- Publishers Weekly "[A] singularly polished piece." -- The Horn Book "A strikingly original, twisty gothic tale that holds surprises around every dark corner." --Judy Blundell, author of What I Saw and How I Lied Praise for A Spark Unseen "Gripping... [an] absorbing, intelligent adventure." -- Kirkus Reviewsshow more

About Professor Sharon Cameron

Sharon Cameron's debut novel The Dark Unwinding was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and was named a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Sharon is also the author of its sequel, A Spark Unseen; Rook, which was selected as an Indiebound Indie Next List Top Ten selection, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, and a Parents' Choice gold medalist; and The Forgetting, an Autumn 2016 Kids' Indie Next List selection. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, and you can visit her online at sharoncameronbooks.com.show more

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3,251 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (1,361)
3 19% (621)
2 5% (149)
1 2% (59)
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