Friday, December 8, 2017
The Forgetting, the first book in this series by Sharon Cameron, and The Knowing, its sequel, flow into one another with a seamless kind of irony. Seamless and cruel, in the best possible way.
The two books are a part of a series. It is not necessary to read them in order, but I would recommend it. Both are a part of a post-apocalyptic world, separated by quite a few years. The Knowing references several characters from The Forgetting, but they are not a part of the story itself.
The Knowing has all of the Young Adult Fiction elements that made me fall in love with The Forgetting, but even more than that, the irony of each main character's goal and the way Sharon Cameron portrays them from the first book to the second provide an additional element. The Forgetting is all about not having memory, and The Knowing is about having too many memories. The two books are a pendulum swing, wherein the main characters strive to bring that pendulum to rest somewhere in the middle, and the journey they take to get there is fraught with danger, drama, suspicion, and emotion. In other words, absolutely delicious (especially for my teenage heart).
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