Publication Date: July 27, 2014
Source: From the Author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way has altered my opinion or review.
Meet Joel. He’s 13 years old. He loves soccer, frozen yogurt and hanging out with his friends.
His life is pretty typical until the day he wakes up and discovers that nobody knows who he is… not his friends, not his family, nobody. He thinks he is all alone until he meets Sara – a teenage girl who has also been forgotten by everyone she knows.
Joel and Sara team up to try to understand what is happening to their lives, but things quickly turn from bad to worse. Before long, it becomes clear that time is running out for them both.
This was another book sitting in my email and I loved it. Rob Hunt puts together a brilliantly mysterious short tale about a boy who one morning wakes up to realize that there isn't anyone who knows who he is.
It was marvelous - you meet Joel a young boy who just wants to play soccer and live his normal life and all of a sudden he can't - there is no one that knows him, he doesn't have any money, and everyone is acting crazy around him. He meets a girl named Sara and they join each other in the hunt for normalcy. The kicker is that they aren't sure that will ever happen and as a reader you are just as lost and confused.
I sat there reading trying to come up with all the various reasons this could be happening to them - some even they consider in the book but I had no idea that it would end the way it did. I absolutely adored this read, it had everything I wanted - it was shorter, easy to follow but at the same time mysterious and challenging. Great book!