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…


Restart is another one of Gordon Korman’s books that I enjoyed reading. As I see it, in his story, he tells of people’s ability to change and the dangers of not thinking for oneself. The protagonist, Chase, was able to get a fresh start on his life, one that benefited him and everyone else. He left those who said they were his friends and “had his back” to discover who his real friends were and what it meant to be a true friend.

This is an excellent read for young people who don’t realize that if your friends don’t make you a better person, than they’re not the friends you might think they are or want to be with.

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