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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,855 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gabrielle Zevin Narrator: Caitlin Greer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9780739359723
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If Naomi had picked tails, she would have won the coin toss. She wouldn’t have had to go back for the yearbook camera, and she wouldn’t have hit her head on the steps. She wouldn’t have woken up in an ambulance with amnesia. She certainly would have remembered her boyfriend, Ace. She might even have remembered why she fell in love with him in the first place. She would understand why her best friend, Will, keeps calling her “Chief.” She’d know about her mom’s new family. She’d know about her dad’s fiancée. She never would have met James, the boy with the questionable past and the even fuzzier future, who tells her he once wanted to kiss her. She wouldn’t have wanted to kiss him back.
 
But Naomi picked heads.

After her remarkable debut, Gabrielle Zevin has crafted an imaginative second novel all about love and second chances. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ciera | 2/19/2014

    " One of my favorites, simple and extraordinary wrapped into one. I simply love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe Cohen | 2/12/2014

    " You always here people saying if I just did this, or if I could relive that, and I wish I could relive something, but Naomi gets a clean slate after flying down a flight of stairs in front of her high school. She lost the memory of the last four years of her life, to forget her move, her parents divorce, and everything in between. She has to put together her life by finding out who she was while figuring out who she is and who she wants to be, giving up what used to matter most like Ace, her boyfriend and her best friend WIll. She realizes how she wants to rebuild her life and gets to a comfortable state when her memory comes back and she has to choose which life she truly wants. If she wants to reconcile with her mother and meet her half sister, if she wants to accept her father getting remarried. I found this book interesting, making me think about how I would deal with a situation like this, or how it would feel to have to start over when everyone around you knows more about you then your self. I liked the book and it keep me intrigued through out the whole story. The only thing about the book that I didn't like was the first couple of pages, but after you get through those the plot line really picks up. I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a different and original plot within the "Chick-Lit" genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyla | 2/4/2014

    " Not quite as amazing as her debut and chockful of those hard to avoid grown-up's writing YA fantasies of high school boys wearing fedoras and making amazing mixes for the girls they are devoted to - but there is something about Zevin and her writing that plucks a little chord inside. Maybe it's her slightly cranky blog or the fact that she doesn't post a picture or do FB. I am rather looking forward to the next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 1/28/2014

    " When Naomi falls down the steps and lose her memory her entire life changes. She isn't sure she likes the person she used to be and strives to become someone she wants to be.[return][return]This is a fabulous story that hooks you in immediately and doesn't let go until the end. Fascinating to think about the moment of your life, that if you could forget it, would change the way you think about yourself and the way you are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mounia | 1/28/2014

    " I love the way Gabrielle Zevin explored the relationships Naomi had. It was interesting to watch her learn to become her own person after the accident. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arielle | 1/10/2014

    " urgghhh! #frustration great book horrible ending. she falls in love with her best friend, falls, gets amnesia and a concussion, meets a bad boy who's depressed, falls in love with him, he checks himself into an institution, she thinks she cant live without him then FORGETS about him, remembers everything, falls back in love with her best friend and thats it. thats the end. what ever happened to James? what ever happened to tying up all the lose ends? what ever happened to actually completing a book. pathetic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Hartman | 1/9/2014

    " This book....was a bit slow, and quite actually annoying as could be at times, but I loved the ending, and wish I had lived Cheif's tale. ;] "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendie Joy | 1/8/2014

    " I really liked this story. I thought Naomi was pretty realistic, and I liked her character. I did think the ending was a little too perfect, but I enjoyed the story and the characters, nonetheless. Would recommend this one to my students- it was very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalia Sanchez | 1/5/2014

    " i love how the author gave a happy ending to every character! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca Von | 12/27/2013

    " liked it at first, but couldve been better "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iza Su | 12/17/2013

    " erm..mula-mula kita akan rasa sangat teruja untuk membacanya, namun bila semakin lama kita baca, ia akan membosankan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 11/25/2013

    " This was a great little book that had a great perspective of having a "2nd" chance in high school. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alee | 11/16/2013

    " It was okay...I really wish it didn't rush so much at the end. But was a cool original idea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 7/2/2013

    " So good! Beautifully written and was a very enjoyable story to read. Very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylie Rose | 6/16/2013

    " This was a great book! I would give it more stars if it hadn't ended so suddenly. But overall I enjoyed it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Koyasan | 5/1/2013

    " The beginning had it's hook. But then it all started going downhill and there was nothing to it really. I noticed that most women writer's books lack proper confrontations or even a climax sometimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 3/29/2013

    " REALLY GREAT ; LOVED THAT THE PROTAGONIST HAD STRENGTH EVEN WHEN SHE WAS MOST VULNERABLE. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Micaela | 3/19/2013

    " This was a really good, gripping, fast read. I kept wondering if she would get her memory back, and when. I like Will, but I didn't like Naomi. Or James. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alix | 3/20/2012

    " Since I have finnished the book, I will now start the movie, which is in Japanese :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Rowe | 3/5/2012

    " I get the feeling that this would have made a great Molly Ringwold movie in the '80s. Teen angst all around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sami | 5/23/2011

    " It a book that makes you question how much effect peer presure really has on us. By almost going bad in time with her memorie, she gets a sort of inacence (excuse my bad spelling). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richellr | 5/17/2011

    " Such a great book! It really makes you think about how things could be different with just one moment in time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jace's Girl? *Antoinette* | 5/16/2011

    " This book is really good! I couldnt put it down. I think almost anyone would be happy to read this. Expecially if you love music and romance. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mashael | 5/13/2011

    " Great beginning but did not like the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cici | 4/27/2011

    " I loved this book, though it was a little confusing at times. I had trouble putting it down. The only thing I didn't like about it is that Naomi never stopped to think about the future. Will I ever get my memory back? What will I do when I get it back? How would I tell people? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ying | 4/23/2011

    " Naomi really got on my nerves at some point, especially when she lashes out at Will. I did like how things ended up with her and James; it was very realistic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 4/19/2011

    " I didn't really like how it hinted that She was going to "repeat" history and end up just like her mother. Divorced and dating your highschool crush. But it had a story line and kept me interested and it was a little confusing but just enough to keep you tied down. So I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 4/14/2011

    " I really love this book. . .. . . .so far!!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crazybaked | 4/11/2011

    " This was a straneg and thought provoking story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 4/9/2011

    " I really liked this book. Definitely one of my all-time favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 4/8/2011

    " I haven't read anything truly YA since the start of IB grading season. Ahhhh. I missed YA. I liked this book. It is well-written. I enjoyed the characters and the plotline...I didn't love the wrapped with a bow ending, but hey, that is YA! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 4/4/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this, great concept, awesome voice, nearly impossible to put down. "

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About the Author
Author Gabrielle Zevin

Gabrielle Zevin is the author of ElsewhereMemoirs of a Teenage AmnesiacAll These Things I’ve Done, and Because It Is My Blood, as well as two novels for adults. Of her writing, the New York Times Book Review said, “Zevin’s touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities.” She lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Caitlin Greer has appeared on television, been a motion capture performer for animation and video games, and voiced many characters for film, television, video games, and radio. She was honored by the American Library Association as part of Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults and is an IGN Award–winner and two-time nominee for Best Voice Acting: Game Ensemble.