Chick lit

The Song Remains the Same by Allison Winn Scotch

This is the last book of this author available on Kindle unlimited for now, which is slightly disappointing. The first one (In Twenty Years: A Novel – Scotch, Allison Winn) I really liked , the second ( The Theory of Opposites by Allison Winn Scotch)not so much and now this one I liked.

The book starts of along the lines of Sophie Kinsella’s book Remember me, except in this case the scars that are hidden run deeper. The lead protagonist Nell has just awakened after a plane accident as the second of the only two survivors. She awakens with amnesia and she turns to her family and friends to piece together what she was once was.

Nell has had a troubled childhood, which we see bits of and everyone she is listening to seems to be withholding some key pieces from her. This adds to the effort she needs to put in to ‘find herself’ . Like an old English movie I once saw, Nell tries to be better than her old self ( the fabulous me as she called it) . Certain songs bring back the memories to her in pieces. I know how strong associative memory can be and as she muddles her way into discovering people can both change and be the same at their core. She may not like who she was , or on her way to be but she ends up learning a lot along the way.

Some of the statements that are made along the way are well worth further discussion and though the popular impression on Goodreads seemed to be otherwise, it thought it a good book.


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