Saturday, 2 September 2017

The Mystery of Me by Karen McCombie and Cathy Brett (Children's, 9 years +, Dyslexia Friendly, 10E/10E)

 July 2017, Barrington Stoke, 80 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Summary from Barrington Stoke
Ketty was technically dead for two minutes and thirty-nine seconds, according to the doctors who saved her. She’s on the mend but she doesn’t remember anything about the accident, or much from before. The doctors say her memories will come back but in the meantime school is frightening and confusing. Her only friend seems to be Otis, and he may just hold the key to remembering the old Ketty…

Nayu's thoughts    
I squeed when this arrived in the post as I love Karen's books, especially the ones wth Barrington Stoke and Cathy's work, which captures emotions perfectly. As a fangirl I thought this book was epic with the deep emotions and cunning twists that Karen delivers to shock and make me see most of the story in a new light, this one is no exception. 

I think there's something fascinating about people with amnesia-it must be so scary for them do things they used to do but can't remember doing, and unable to figure out who people are. These are elements that Karen picks up on and works into Ketty's story. 

I was clueless about the story twist, thinking one thing about Ketty when the opposite was true. I did guess about her hair a few sentences before that part was revealed-yay! Ketty learns a big lesson when she regains her memories, one that I hope other people in time forgive her for what she did. That's all I'm saying about this wonderful read that is beautiful in every way a story can be. I love it!!! Defintely heading to be with my other Karen books.

Find out more on Karen's website and Cathy's website

Suggested read   
Check out another book by Karen and Cathy: Honey and Me by Karen McCombie (Children's, 9 years +, 10E/10E)

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