Restart by Gordon Korman

Five stars

Chase’s memory just went out the window.

Chase doesn’t remember falling off the roof. He doesn’t remember hitting his head. He doesn’t, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name.

He knows he’s Chase. But who is Chase? When he gets back to school, he sees that different kids have very different reactions to his return.

Some kids treat him like a hero. Some kids are clearly afraid of him.

One girl in particular is so angry with him that she pours her frozen yogurt on his head the first chance she gets.

Pretty soon, it’s not only a question of who Chase is–it’s a question of who he was . . . and who he’s going to be.

From the #1 bestselling author of Swindle and Slacker, Restart is the spectacular story of a kid with a messy past who has to figure out what it means to get a clean start.

This book was so sweet and so fun! It was such an enjoyable read to hit the couch with on a slow day. All the characters were so well developed and each one unique from each other. They were all so fun!! The bullies were the only ones I didn’t like and even with them I appreciated the role they played for the story.

I loved the themes within this story as well. I’m a sucker for them and a good one will always win me over. Chase’s character arc was amazing! The lessons he had to learn was great and ones that anyone could glean from.

The humor as well mixed in with all the fun, quirky characters made this book near perfect. It was great! Definitely a book I’d return to read again and recommend to friends! Keep in mind this is contemporary and the kids go to public school so there’s a lot of middle school drama. It was all clean in my opinion but some may not care for that in books.

“This is an awful thing that’s happened to you, but it’s also presenting you with a rare opportunity. You have the chance to rebuild yourself from the ground up, to make a completely fresh start.”

― Gordon Korman, Restart

Your turn!

Do you enjoy middle grade? Is contemporary a genre that you read or not a personal favorite? What makes a story perfect for you?

Blessings, Allyson


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