By Sophie Kinsella
When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident -- in a Mercedes no less -- Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed.
Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband -- who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she...well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably dishevelled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all.
Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen? Will she ever remember? And what will happen when she does?
How can anyone live in a house that’s more complicated than NASA? Why does a house have to be intelligent, anyway? Why can’t it be nice and stupid?
I loved the concept Sophie Kinsella decided to take on in Remember Me?. She places Lexi, a young woman with amnesia, into a life and works backwards from there. It is one I have never come across before, and it is fascinating and exhilarating at the same time to join Lexi on her journey to try and remember the life she has been living.
The creative plot certainly captured me from the start. I was intrigued, willing to know more about everything. It also helps that Lexi is an enjoyable and loveable character -- spirited, caring, hilarious, smart, and who always seems to do everything wrong but in a funny way. You can’t help but giggle at some situations she gets herself into and the way she reacts.
But beneath all the fluff lies the seriousness of amnesia. Lexi suddenly awakes one day with three years of her life missing. I can’t imagine how tough it is to get back into that life and try to relearn everything you’ve been doing for the past few years, knowing that you’ve never done it before. Especially when you’re a totally different person. In Lexi’s life, a lot has changed. She finds herself in a life one has always dreamed of...and realizes it’s not so perfect after all.
Remember Me? is a perfect read to escape reality and enter a fun, light world which is guaranteed to entertain and get a few laughs from you. Because it certainly did to me.