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The Forgetting

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What isn't written, isn't remembered. Even your crimes. Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person's memories -- of parents, children, love, life, and self -- are lost. Unless they have been written. In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn't written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten. But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence -- before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 13, 2016 – The Forgetting, a consequence-free night of lawlessness and bloodshed accompanied by a total loss of memory, comes to the walled city of Canaan every 12 years, and its citizens rely on their books to remember who they are afterward, unless they decide to start new lives. Teenage Nadia isn't like the others: she remembers everything, and has been scaling the city's walls for some time. When the charming Gray catches her and demands that she take him over the wall, she can't refuse for fear of being reported to the Council. The setting is kept vague until the second half of the novel, when it truly finds its legs and a world-shattering twist is revealed. The sweet romance between Nadia and Gray is hard-earned and realistic, and Cameron (Rook) mines Nadia's relationships with her family (including her heartbreak over her father's abandonment) while steadily building tension as the Forgetting draws closer. Memory and how it shapes identities and futures is at the heart of this absorbing adventure, and the satisfying conclusion leaves an opening for further novels. Ages 12 up.

Customer Reviews


This is such fresh new book. Well written with characters that grab you right from the start. I know it is cliche' to say "I couldn't put it down" but I am being truthful when I say it this time. I got so wrapped up in the world that was created here. Phenomenal book. Buy this right now! I hope there is another book. I loved Nadia and Gray and want to know what happens next.

Amazing book

I really loved this book. It's a little confusing in some parts but as you read more it becomes clearer. I could not put it down. The concept was intriguing and really grabbed your attention. The main characters blended in with the concept but also stood out and made you really appreciate your own memory and the people that are important to you.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes books with a slight romance, a big adventure and secrets that shock everyone. If you read you will learn a lot including why your memory is so important and what happens without it.

So good I finished it in a day

This is an EXCELLENT dystopian! I really loved the writing and the story line was completely new and different. I hope there are sequels!

The Forgetting
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  • $11.99
  • Level: Grades 5-10
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi
  • Published: Sep 13, 2016
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Seller: Scholastic Inc.
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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