Parts of this story were really, really good. I was thoroughly enjoying it until her new love interest, rescuer James with the troubled and secretive past, started going freaky on her. It turns out that James suffers from depression (a story line that is not as well developed as it could be). Even worse, Naomi predictably gets her memory back. Personally, I think it would have been a better story if she hadn’t, but that’s a book I suppose I’m going to have to write. Naomi ends up in almost the same place she was when she lost her memory, with perhaps a little more grace toward her parents and her friends, and more of a desire to try new things.
Recommended for grades 9-12.