Before You Forget reviewed by Vivian

Amelia is in year 12. She is already dealing with the pressures of assignments, exams, parties and first loves. But lately her best friend, Gemma, has been distancing herself and she appears to have an unhealthy obsession with food.

Her mother and father are constantly arguing. Her father seems to be forgetting things more and more and he is easily angered. Amelia’s main love and outlet is Art, but her teacher doesn’t seem to be impressed with any work she produces.

This is an insightful book addressing the issues associated with Alzheimer’s. Told from Amelia’s point of view, it’s interesting to see how it affects a young adult, particularly when they are still seeking parental advice, approval and yearning to maintain a connection.

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