Audience: Young Adult
I am going to be flogged, and I don't know why I'm so surprised about it.
- first sentence
Nadia lives in Canaan, a city that is enclosed by white stone walls; a city whose residents periodically forget everything and everyone. No one knows why the Forgetting occurs every twelve years, but the people all keep journals to remind them of the important things after they forget. Nadia didn't forget and she is the only one. She doesn't know why, but she is determined to find out and help prevent the Forgetting. This is why she frequently breaks curfew and crosses over the walls (even though it is forbidden). As Nadia discovers the truth about Canaan, its people, and the Forgetting, she also faces danger and manages to fall in love.
I was surprised by some of the twists, but I kind of figured other ones out. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
This is an excellent story, highly recommended to fantasy fans and anyone who enjoys young adult books.