Okay, so the YA Amnesia book is kind of a trope. But that doesn’t mean that amnesia can’t be used effectively as a plot device.
Here are eight YA Amnesia Books That Aren’t Forgettable!
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
If you’ve read and loved The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry or Young Jane Young, you should try Zevin’s older YA books!
The Program by Suzanne Young
Dystopia and YA romance go together like peanut butter and jelly. Except when you can’t remember your true love anymore…
This is How It Happened by Paula Stokes
The girlfriend of a YouTube sensation can’t remember the accident that killed him.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
If you Google “books + Mindfuckery” this has to be the top result!
Forget You by Jennifer Echols
More NA than YA, this has an amazing romance!
Six Months Later by Natalie Richards
Super-suspenseful tale of high school and murder!
The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby
Romantic and haunting, like all Kirby’s YA books.
One Moment by Kristina McBride
If you enjoyed the Bakersfield Dozen, you should also try this one.
If you want to see my entire “YA Amnesia Books” list, you can find it here!
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