Restart by Gordon Korman
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Will a bully always be a bully?
That’s the question eighth-grade football captain Chase Ambrose has to answer after a fall from his roof leaves him with amnesia, so he has no memory of who and what he was. When he returns to Hiawassee Middle School, everything and everyone is new. Two of his football teammates, Bear Bratsky and Aaron Hakimian, seem to be special friends, but he’s not sure exactly what to think of them. When he walks the hallway of the school, other classmates seem fearful; he doesn’t know why. Because he is on a temporary suspension (doctors not) because of his concussion, he finds a new home in the video club and, over time, develops a new reputation. He shoots videos with his former bullying target, Brendan Espinoza, and even with Shoshanna Weber, who hated him for persecuting her twin brother, Joel. Chase voluntarily continues visiting the nursing home where he’d been ordered to do community service.
As his memories slowly return and he begins to piece together his former life, he’s extremely surprised. His crimes were worse than bullying. Will he become that kind of person again? This book is set in the present day and told in the alternating voices of Chase and several classmates. I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to everyone.