FLOATBy Roni O'ConnellRelease Date: November 12, 2013Paperback, 258 pagesGenre: Contemporary Fiction / YA
What if your only memory is of who you aren't, not who you are?Seventeen-year-old Rashelle Santos fights her way out of a coma to find she doesn't remember her life, except for her parents and dog. Brain damage doctors tell her, but Rashelle knows with absolute certainty that Shellie (her nickname) died at the bottom of Kaweah Lake, bequeathing her death memories to Rashelle.Rashelle leaps into a relationship with Shellie's boyfriend, Aiden Brody, because he stirs her feelings and fills the void within her. As their relationship becomes serious, she questions whom he really loves.When threats appear in the form of notes stuffed into her locker and calls in the night, Rashelle wonders if she can stay alive long enough to discover who wants her dead, because somewhere out there Shellie's attacker watches and waits to finish what he started.And what the hell, she wonders, is she deranged or could dead Shellie be lingering to keep her alive?
My Review: OMG! That is my initial reaction to this book. I am so in love with this book that I just totally flipped out. I was almost done with the book and sent Author Roni O'Connell a HUGE message on Facebook. After reassuring her several times I am not a crazy person, I had to tell her how much this book affected me. I love when a book totally just takes me by surprise. I was not able to figure out anything that was going on and was so surprised at what was going on that I was just speechless. This is true writing here. This is why I love to read. I fell in love with the characters so much. I have been thinking of them so much since finishing the book. Songs remind me of them. I find myself thinking of the whole book while trying to go to sleep. It is just THAT amazing. Ok for my review...
When Shellie wakes up from a 9 month coma, she realizes that more than just time has changed. Insisting on being called by her real name Rachelle, is just the beginning of the strange events that start taking place. Being a victim of a very violent crime and left for dead, Rashelle starts trying to put HER life back together. Being known as Shellie before the horrible attack, Rashelle knows that she must figure out what has happened and why things are so different now. She knows her mom, dad and her dog O'Malley but everyone else is a stranger. What is the secret to unlocking her memories?
YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!
Roni O’Connell lives with her husband and two dogs high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She finds inspiration in the forest, wildlife, and lakes around her home.A former English teacher, Roni enjoys the company of young adults, their spirited opinions, great enthusiasm, and outrageous humor.When Roni isn't writing novels, you can find her hiking in the forest or contemplating the wonders of nature.