Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac Author:Gabrielle Zevin "The first thing he did was kiss me. On the lips. And he didn't ask my permission either. — "I couldn't recall him ever having kissed me before. — "I actually couldn't recall anyone ever having kissed me before. — "So, in a way, this was my first kiss." — It's summertime, but Naomi Page Porter had been at school, meeting with her best friend. The pa... more »ir are the incoming co-editors of their high school's award-winning yearbook. Remembering, belatedly, that they'd left the school's $4,000 camera sitting out, Naomi had gone back into the school to grab it. Running out, she had tripped on the steps. Fortunately, Naomi saved the camera. Unfortunately, she had landed on her head.
MEMOIRS OF A TEENAGE AMNESIAC begins with Naomi regaining consciousness on the way to the hospital. She is released after an extended stay. Fortunately, her cognitive skills are perfectly normal. Unfortunately, she does not remember any personal information from the past four years. Naomi doesn't recall such major changes in her life as the development of her body, the messy divorce of her parents, her moving to a new house with her father, that her mother has since had another daughter, her experiences in high school, her friends or, even, whether she has a boyfriend.
Naomi is, thus, in the unique and bizarre position of examining her own life from the point of view of a complete outsider.« less