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Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life?
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2017.
ISBN: 9781338053777
Branch Call Number: KOR
Characteristics: 243 pages ; 20 cm


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Aug 02, 2020

I'm so glad I was pointed to this book. There aren't that many REALLY good middle schooler books out there that are relatable for that age group and yet point to better choices. The hero's thoughts on football, his interaction w/ Dad, the insights on how to make videos and the good all-around character development of several characters make this a very interesting book for all ages.

Jul 10, 2020

One of the best books ever published by Gordon Korman. He truly is a unique author.

Jun 02, 2020

The idea of the book is really cool already, even before you start reading. Here are some quotes from the book.

"I'm really somebody! I only wish I knew who."

"This is an awful thing that's happened to you, but it's also presenting you with a rare opportunity. You have the chance to rebuild yourself from the ground up, to make a completely fresh start."

"I may not remember much, but I know that community service isn't like getting a detention at school. It's something you get ordered to do. In court. By a judge. 'What did we do to get sentenced'-I nearly choke on the word 'to community service?'"

"Maybe he doesn't remember being a bully. He might have no clue that he tortured Joel to the point where he had no choice but to leave town."

"Listen, smart guy, when you get to be my age, you don't always remember the details of every single event in your life. But I don't expect a young punk like you to understand that." He closes the door.
Old people are supposed to have wisdom, but Mr. Solway is definitely wrong about me.
I've already forgotten more than he'll ever know"

"I could give a college-level symposium on all the reasons why Chase used to be the rattiest rat ever to drag his rat tail through the halls of our school.
That's not the point. There's no question he was ratty then. The problem is he isn't very ratty anymore.
He's like a version 2.0 of himself with all the bad stuff written out of the programming"

"Sometimes a whack on the head is exactly what a fellow needs"

Mar 15, 2020

I am a 11 year old girl and restart was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!
I 100% recommend this book! I would give it a 5/5 stars! I think that people 10-13 should read Restart! I could not put this book down the plot was so good!

Mar 14, 2020

Chase, the main protagonist of this novel, falls on his head and remembers nothing. We join Chase on his journey on finding out who he truly is. Like many Gordon Korman novels, Restart has such a great plot that other writers only dream of having. This book has amazing transitions between characters point of views that really offer different opinions and sides to every story. Typically books provide one side and option to any situation thus providing the reader a very dull and somewhat boring reading experience. Restart has many twists and turns leaving the reader wanting more. This book expertly represents bullying, ethical dilemmas and misunderstandings. Over all this book was an amazing read and was a solid 5 out of 5 stars.
@SpookyCat of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Feb 06, 2020

Hi ppls, this a school assignment for rating and posting comments about this book. So my book partner and I gonna be posting comments

Hi good book
No comment... I missed most of it cause i was away fellow classmates

Feb 06, 2020

I think this book is interesting because of its plot, plot twist and the characters. I would give this book 4/5 stars only because for some readers, there is not enough action. I would say this book is for ages 7 to 12.

Lucille Batt
Nov 21, 2019

This book needs a movie and a sequel. It is amazing and shows how people can change, despite what others think. I think anyone could like it.

Oct 18, 2019

Read with my son and we loved this book. He thought it was a bit boring at the beginning but by the middle of the book we were both hooked. We enjoyed all the characters and found the storyline very interesting.

Sep 03, 2019

Love it. By far one of the best books I read. It really pulled me into the situation and I couldn't put it down. It was so interesting seing how Chases friends realised that he couldn't remember his own self before the accident, and even though I know it's so appealing.

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John Carlo Biasaga
Jun 18, 2019

A boy who's been a bully and hanging out with the wrong friends gets a new start after a memory-loss-inducing accident. He wakes up in a hospital room and has to learn his life again. When he gets back to school... he sees that different kids treat him like a hero and afraid of him. But can someone really change who he is, or will the old him merely come back over time?

cmlibrary_jcurrie Nov 20, 2017

Chase Ambrose wakes up in the hospital after falling off his roof. He doesn’t remember falling off the roof or anything else, he has amnesia. Chase learns facts about his past from others, he played football and was the team captain. He also learns that maybe he wasn’t a very nice person. He figures this out when he discovers that he had been sentenced to community service by the juvenile court system to perform service hours at a senior citizens’ home. Another indication about his character is how other students react to him when he walks down the halls at school. As Chase discovers more about his former self, he doesn’t like what he learns. He tries to reinvent himself but it is a difficult process because everyone is waiting for the old Chase to return.


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