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Restart 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 sudde

  • Title: Restart
  • Author: Gordon Korman
  • ISBN: 9781338053777
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 kChase 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 to his return.Some kids treat him like a hero Some kids are clearly afraid of him.One girl in particular is so angry with him that she pours her frozen yogurt on his head the first chance she gets.Pretty soon, it s not only a question of who Chase is it s a question of who he was and who he s going to be.From the 1 bestselling author of Swindle and Slacker, Restart is the spectacular story of a kid with a messy past who has to figure out what it means to get a clean start.

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    1. DUDE. THIS BOOK. WHERE TO EVEN START. I went into this expecting a light, fluffy, and kinda boring middle grade novel, but I was pleasantly surprised! This was SO SO SO fun but also very engaging and complex for an MG book. For starters, this book drew on a A LOT of elements. The author had a lot to work with to make his story multifaceted. I thought this was just going to be about school life, but nooope. SO. MANY. OTHER. ELEMENTS. It is about school life, but it’s also about history, family, [...]

    2. Good stuff:• Character voiceIt seems to be a favorite thing of Gordon Korman’s to work the split POV thing as much as possible. And one of the key things on that is making sure all of your characters have distinct voices, which he does an amazing job at.The musical genius is remarking on how the door squeaks an F#. Someone uses a lot of parenthesis and the filmmaker kid is always keeping up the narration stream on his own life events . . .Off the top of my head, I think he had about 3 main n [...]

    3. Copy provided by publisher at ALAChase has fallen off the roof of his house and can't remember anything. Not his mother, not his best friends, and not his school. The concussion he has sustained keeps him out of playing football, which makes his father (a former jock himself) unhappy. Chase doesn't mind. His friends Bear and Ambrose aren't the nicest guys-- the three have done something Chase does not remember that has led them to be sentenced to do community service at a retirement facility. Th [...]

    4. What would it be like to start over? What if you were a bully extraordinaire and everyone was scared to face you in the school hall? What if you were a talented football star who suddenly is forced to stand on the sidelines and watch your friends play without you? All this, and MORE happens to Chase Ambrose. During one of his outrageous escapades, he falls off the roof of his house and suffers injuries. In time, his physical injuries will heal, but most distressing is his Acute Retro-Grade Amnes [...]

    5. This was a fantastic read. I started it late one afternoon and kept reading until I finished it that same night. The premise (a bully falls off a roof, gets amnesia, and becomes a better person) is fantastic. It begs the reader to consider the big questions of if people can really change, what makes a person who they are, and how many second chances one gets in life.Chase Ambrose has no idea who he is. When he wakes up in the hospital after falling off of his roof, he doesn't know his name, his [...]

    6. As a high schooler, I generally think Gordon Korman, while excellent, is too juvenile of a writer for me to seriously enjoy at this point. So when my ten-year-old sister raved about it and incessantly recommended it to me, I was very skeptical. However, this book pleasantly surprised me. It took on a lot of tough topics like bullying, injury, and self-image, while simultaneously keeping it light hearted. Plus, there were enough twists to keep it interesting for even a mature reader, yet it still [...]

    7. I don't know how Gordon Korman does it. He cranks out so many book each year, but they still display a high level of writing and thought. He respects middle grade years and gives them great stories. This one is a quick read about an awful bully who gets a brain injury, which results in amnesia. He's shocked and disturbed to learn about the person he once was. 3.5 stars

    8. First of all let me confess I have a bit of a celebrity crush on the author Gordon Korman because I have never not liked one of his books. This story is no exception. The author Korman takes a very serious topic, bullying, and shows how people can change from being a bully to not. Granted, in this situation Chase Ambrose doesn't ever remember being a bully because he has amnesia. I loved how the author showed Chase's struggle. After the fall, Chase is this new kid, a kind person, yet most others [...]

    9. Another Gordon Korman book, only a little more serious than usual. That's really all you need to know.Korman brings his patented multiple-viewpoints style to a story about a bully seeking redemption and self-identity. It's a little heavier than stylistically similar books like No More Dead Dogs, Ungifted and Schooled, but only just. Korman's strengths- tight plotting, character arcs, strong pacing, narrative voice- are in evidence as always. A few minor complaints:* The bullying was very G rated [...]

    10. 8th grade football star Chase Ambrose (13) wakes up in a hospital bed after falling of the roof of his house and to complete strangers. Chase received a severe concussion and has no memory of his life before the accident and cannot even recognize his own family. When Chase returns to Hiawassee Middle School, everything and everyone is brand-new to himeven his best friends on the football team. Chase is receiving different reactions from people so he is having a hard time deciding what the old Ch [...]

    11. 4.2 StarsI liked this story and was inclined to turning pages and staying up until past 1 am. I liked the pacing and characterization. I enjoyed the plot and the resolution. Altogether a very enjoyable story of discovering both a new self and past self at the same time. It was all about amnesia giving second chances.

    12. When Gordon Korman gets it right I usually can't put the book down. He got this one right, and I sure couldn't put it down. How many people get the chance to start over, as in completely over? If you fall off your roof, hit your head, and wind up in a coma like Chase did, you just might get the chance. When Chase comes out of the coma, not only does he not remember falling off the roof, he doesn't even remember his name or recognize his family members. Oh boy. Chase's parents and buddies on the [...]

    13. I have loved Gordon Korman since I read I Want to Go Home! when I was about ten, when I already knew I wanted to be a writer and saw in the author's note that his first book was written and published at age twelve. I picked this book up at the ALA Midwinter conference and finally got a chance to read it over this last weekend. Chase has fallen from his roof and gotten amnesia. Now facing middle school for what seems like the first time, he realizes that while he's a big deal on campus, he's also [...]

    14. This could have been a great book. It had an intriguing premise but it needed some editing and some of the scenes didn't ring true for me but still a solid read.

    15. This was a fun read. Chase wakes up in a hospital not recalling anything: his parents, how he got in the hospital, nothing. He has been in a coma after falling off the roof which he got to from his bedroom window. Chase has been diagnosed with amnesia and the doctors are not sure he will ever recall his previous memories or not.Chase basically has to start over, he doesn’t know anyone and so he is friendly with everyone he meets now. Friends and Chase’s peers cannot believe that this is Chas [...]

    16. This was so good! Once I started, I had to sit and read till it was finished. I just loved the story and how Chase completely changes and becomes a different (better) person. It had fun characters and so many instances had me laughing out loud. I'm going to try and get my 12-year-old brother to read it next!

    17. Good book! Man. Turns out most of the time when I write reviews the books are good, but hey! I try to only read good books.Chase is so cool! And the fresh way that Gordon told the story, the way we remembered Chase's previous life with him, and the little insiders notes we got from all his haters/friends. It was definitely one to add to the bookshelf. :)

    18. Just finished reading this book with my class of fifth graders and wow! I rank this one up there with Wonder. Chase is the school bully, but after falling off his roof and getting amnesia, he starts to befriend the people he bullied in his old life. As he starts to learn about his old life, through flashbacks and what his friends tell him, he sets out to prove that he's changed. Excellent story to show that anyone can change!

    19. I loved this book. Books usually start out slow, but this book didn’t. It is a real heart racing book! I have to say this has to be one of my favorite books! Definitely recommended!

    20. I thought this book was amazing. You know when you think your life is bad well this kid(Chase Ambrose) actually likes that he gets a chance to restart and he’s glad he did

    21. Talk about an identity crisis. When thirteen-year-old Chase Ambrose awakens from a coma after a head injury, he cannot remember much of what happened before he fell from the roof of his home. Not only does he not recognize his own mother, but he doesn't recognize his face or anyone he meets. Once he returns to school, he is startled to notice that many of his classmates seem to avoid him. As it turns out, Chase, the school football star, ruled his school because he led his team to the state cham [...]

    22. Obviously when I saw this on Edelweiss, I had to request it. Gordon Korman is a fantastic middle grade author and knew I wanted to check this out for my middle school library. And… it was a win. I will be purchasing this for our library this fall. The book is told from multiple points of view, which I always like, especially in a middle grade novel. All the parts are written with strong voice, so it is easy to tell them apart. Great theme for middle schoolers. Thanks to Edelweiss for a digital [...]

    23. Chase doesn't remember falling off of the roof, Chase doesn't remember anything! He gets to reboot his life, now what he does with it is his own to make for better or worse, but what he finds of his old self is a shock to his new self. When school starts some kids treat him like a god and others like a demon the only problem is Chase finds he doesn't want to be around those that treat him like a god he finds them cruel, he'd rather hang out with the other kids but they are afraid of him for some [...]

    24. 3.5 starsThis was pretty great, my favorite by Korman so far. It's older and more mature than his other works and it tackles some heavy bullying issues head-on. Chase has fallen from the roof of his home and sustains a serious head injury that sidelines him from football and causes a serious case of amnesia. He had no memory of his past, and as he find out (and the reader finds out through chapters told in alternative points of view) that his past is full of some sketchy stuff.The reader goes on [...]

    25. Gordon Korman's hallmarks of strong storytelling, a great ear for middle school dialogue, and the perfect blend of humor and drama are once again on full display in his latest novel Restart. While I’m not usually a fan of the "amnesia" device (synonymous in my mind with dusty, old soap operas), it does work here, posing the question of whether it’s possible for a deeply flawed person--violent bully Chase Ambrose--to change his ways. Korman’s slow doling out of Chase's memories gives the re [...]

    26. This book is about Chase who used to be the troublemaker in his school. He was the most popular boy and was the MVP in sports in his town. but then, he falls off a roof and gets amnesia. Because he forgot about everything, he wakes up and becomes a better person. When he learns how bad he was in the past, he is very ashamed of himself. Later, he is friends with lots of people he bullied and continues a happy life. I liked how this author wrote chapters with different types of perspectives from d [...]

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