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Tabula Rasa

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Tabula Rasa

We first meet Sarah in (what she tells us) is a hospital, on her way to one final procedure to erase part of her memory. The doctors have told her that this procedure will give her a chance to start over, to be a blank slate --- a tabula rasa. She can leave her troubled past behind her. At this point, most of her memories have already been wiped, though she experiences déjà vu-like flashes and her instincts flare at certain moments. Sarah, fearing what crime she must have committed in her past to earn her stay at the hospital, is complacent about losing her memory. That is, until an elite team of soldiers invades the hospital under the cover of a blizzard, and she realizes someone may want her dead.  
 
It’s undeniably pulse-racing and will hook you from the very beginning to the end. 
 
When Sarah attempts to flee the hospital, she comes across a boy her age, a computer hacker who has reasons of his own for wanting to bring the hospital down. Together they work to solve the mystery of her --- who she really is, what her memories are, and why someone would want to make them disappear. One thing is clear: Sarah won’t be silenced again. 
 
I’ve not read many books like TABULA RASA in the YA genre. It’s definitely a page turner, one full of non-stop action. It captivates you and makes you not want to take a break from the story. It’s undeniably pulse-racing and will hook you from the very beginning to the end. It truly did feel like an action movie.

Reviewed by Trevor P., Teen Board Member on October 7, 2014

Tabula Rasa
by Kristen Lippert-Martin

  • Publication Date: September 23, 2014
  • Genres: Thriller, Young Adult 12+
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA
  • ISBN-10: 1606845187
  • ISBN-13: 9781606845189