How would you feel if you woke up from a painful car accident, believing it was 2004 but discovering it is really 2007, and that somehow, you have lost three years of your life? That's the situation Lexi Smart finds herself in, in Sophie Kinsella's new book, Remember Me?.
The last thing Lexi remembers is a night out with friends and trying to catch a taxi the day before her father's funeral. What she discovers when she wakes up is that she is married, she has a great job, and she is living the high life. Sounds like a dream, right? For Lexi, it's more like a nightmare as she tries her hardest to re-discover her life, fall in love with her husband, Eric, and learn why all her friends hate her. Then another shock drops clear out of the blue, making Lexi wonder what kind of person she has turned into in the last three years.
Charming and lively, Remember Me? plays with some of the stereotypes of the amnesiac storyline, while also reveling in those same stereotypes. Kinsella makes this a fun book. Readers get to learn about Lexi at the same time she is learning about herself. Her struggle has its heartbreaking moments but Lexi is a character who carries on, even when the odds are against her. Lexi had to learn what makes her happy and as she found out, it's not always what one would expect.
While it's not a book destined to remain completely memorable, Remember Me? is still a page-turning, laughter inducing and sweet story.