Booktalking "Six Months Later" by Natalie Richards

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Booktalking "Six Months Later" by Natalie Richards

Chloe is a 17-year-old girl who is missing half a year of her life. Somehow, she managed to miss last summer. After she bumps her head in November, she realizes that her last memory is from May. Her memory issues are highly disconcerting to her. The teen loves summer and everything about it, but she has no recollection of the last one. She has no idea what she is doing or how she got to this point.
Everyone else in her life acts like everything is normal... except for Maggie. Among the many things Chloe managed to loss recently, the biggest loss was her best friend forever (bbf) whom she has known since she was seven years old. She has no idea why Maggie refuses to speak to her. The boy that she dreaming of having back in May, Blake, is now hers... but she is not sure that she wants him. She is attracted to bad boy, Adam, and feels a tingly sense of excitement whenever they are near... but he is inexplicably cold and distant at times. Once she confides in her parents about her memory problems, they worry about her and order medical tests. These reveal no medical abnormalities. Another peculiarity is the absence of her classmate, Julien. Julien had begun acting strangely during the summer, and her entire family subsequently relocated to California. This was exceedingly odd since the entire clan was very invested in life in the community and loved it.
Chloe is determined to improve her life. She wants to get to the bottom of what happened to Julien, she is desperate to get her bff back, and Blake is making her increasingly uncomfortable. She longs to be with Adam. She has no idea how her SAT scores could be so high. Chloe wants to thrive, and she has the drive to make that happen... but first, she must unravel the mysteries of how she became so confused in the first place. 
Six Months Later by Natalie Richards, 2013
This was a really fantastic work of literature. I am excited to read other books by this author.

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