Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: Remember by Eileen Cook

Goodreads Summary:

A thrilling tale about what a girl will do to get back a memory she lost…or remove what she wants to forget.

Harper is used to her family being hounded by protesters. Her father runs the company that trademarked the "Memtex" procedure to wipe away sad memories, and plenty of people think it shouldn't be legal. Then a new demonstrator crosses her path, Neil, who’s as persistent as he is hot. Not that Harper’s noticing, since she already has a boyfriend.

When Harper suffers a loss, she’s shocked her father won’t allow her to get the treatment, so she finds a way to get it without his approval. Soon afterward, she’s plagued with strange symptoms, including hallucinations of a woman who is somehow both a stranger, yet incredibly familiar. Harper begins to wonder if she is delusional, or if these are somehow memories.

Together with Neil, who insists he has his own reasons for needing answers about the real dangers of Memtex, Harper begins her search for the truth. What she finds could uproot all she’s ever believed about her life…

Publication Date: February 24, 2014

This is a clean teen read about a girl trying to unravel the mysteries of her past. Remember adds a slightly sci-fi element with Harper’s father having developed a medical procedure that erases sad memories. I liked Remember and I thought Harper was a strong protagonist that I could root for.

Remember took a while to take off for me. The beginning was slow and I found myself a little bored with Harper and her drama with her boyfriend and best friend. Once Harper undergoes the memory erasing procedure, the book picked up as she starts to have flashes from a life she doesn’t remember.

There was a love triangle, but I didn’t hate it in Remember. I liked the introduction of Neil and I thought the relationship between him and Harper was sweet. The two had great chemistry even though they met while he was protesting her dad’s company and the Memtex procedure.

I was surprised by the outcome, so I thought the author wrote a wonderful conclusion. I don’t think Remember will be a novel that stays with me, but I do think younger teens looking for a clean and solid mystery will enjoy the book.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!


  1. The mysteries of the past sounds nice as well as the love triangle that is not so bothersome

  2. This sounds like an awesome book. I love clean teen reads :) Very nice review, Heather :) WRITE ON!