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The Reminders - Val Emmich

This was an interesting read. Joan, an eleven year old girl, has a special power. She can recall memories, the date, and the weekday from everything she has lived through since she was about 5 years old. I had heard of this special? power while watching an interview with Marilu Henner on a talk show. As a matter of fact, she is mentioned in the acknowledgements. This helped with the believability, for me, in the story and added to my enjoyment.

Joan is a huge part of this story, together with her mom and dad and an old family friend, Gavin Winters. Music is also a huge part of this story.

I enjoyed spending time with Joan and the other characters while also feeling a little sorry for the eleven year old girl. The author did a great job in writing about her special power and showing the reader that maybe it's not all that special.

Thanks to Little, Brown and Company for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.