Restart by Gordan Korman
My name is Jasmine. I am 11 years old and live in Ketchum, Idaho. I love ski racing, snow/winter, and many other fun things.
Before the accident, Chase was a big deal at his school. People either shivered in fear when Chase came by or treated him like a hero. He was the big bully of his school, the kind that got him in real trouble. Nevertheless, he was a very successful athlete being the second after his father to win the championship games. The accident gives Chase a chance at what many people desire a chance to restart, to start on a blank canvas.
Chase falls off his roof in the summer and forgets the past 13 years. He remembers how to talk and walk but loses his memory. Chase does not remember himself or anyone, except one little girl. The girl is a mystery to him. He doesn’t remember anything about her. Chase finds himself to be a new person, a good, nice, empathetic person after restarting his life. Chase is forced to ask the question. Who is the old Chase and do I really want to be him? Overall, this book was really interesting and based on Gordan’s opinion that people can change if they really set their minds to it. Lose your memory to find your life. I too believe that people can change however, only if they truly want to.