Reader Question: The book with the girl that wakes up from an accident…

by Maryse on March 9, 2013 · 23 comments

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Nikki is looking for help with a book title. She gave me a bit of the synopsis and wants to know if anyone knows what book she’s talking about. Unfortunately, I don’t know which one this is, but it does sound interesting!

I remember reading a preview for an upcoming book, in the back of another book I was reading and I don’t remember either book.  All I can remember is that it was told from the perspective of the character who was waking up from some kind of accident and she (pretty sure it was a girl) didn’t know who the people were and she was convinced that they had the wrong person.  And that is all I can remember.  Any ideas???  Thanks for any help you can give!!

Anyone….? ;)

UPDATE: Nikki just got back to us and you guys found it!!! She said:

Thank you so much for the help!! It has been driving me crazy trying to find that book.  I tried finding it in the back of every book that I’ve read in the past couple months and I couldn’t find a thing!!  It is definitely WIDE AWAKE by Shelly Crane!  Now I just have to wait for it to come out!!

Here were the other suggestions from the commenters below and a few on Facebook (and they all sound right!)

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

allison r March 9, 2013 at 11:41 AM

sounds like wide awake by shelly crane but it hasn’t come out yet. supposed to some time this month

Maryse March 9, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Thanks Allison!! That might be it! Maybe she saw the synopsis somewhere and wanted to read it and now I do, too. LOL!

Trisha R. March 9, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Would it be Wide Awake by Shelly Crane?

A girl.
A coma.
A life she can’t remember.

When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she’s been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can’t remember them. She can’t remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can’t remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the ‘old her’ makes her start to wish she’d never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he’s dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.

Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?

sherry :) March 9, 2013 at 11:55 AM

There’s another called *Wait For Me* by Elisabeth Naughton…read it and it’s similiar to that as well …
Good luck finding it :)

Barb March 9, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Could it be Wait For Me by Elisabeth Naughton? Kate thought she was in a coma for 18 months but finds she was really in one for much longer.

Deb Keenan March 9, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Tell your reader it migh be called Blank Slate by Heather Justeen. In this book its a bus accident and she strongly resembles her seatmate.

Maryse March 9, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Thanks Sherry and Barb!! That one sounds very much like it… :)

Scamp March 9, 2013 at 12:09 PM

There was an old historical years ago (forgot the name) with a preview at the back for a book called Water’s Edge. A girl had an accident and woke up in the past…like way way past as the wife of some big Alpha male who had just been caught cheating on him and they think she’s her.
unfortunately this book was never actually written- which sucks cause the preview was awesome

Nancy Parken March 9, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Could it be “Don’t Forget to Remember Me”?

Elizabeth Gunderson March 9, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Hi!! Either these two come to my mind: “After You’d Gone” by Maggie O’Farrell or “Remember Me” by Sophie Kinsella

Lisa M March 9, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Totally sounds like Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton. I read it and loved it and it was free when I read it.

Maryse March 9, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Thanks Scamp! That one sounds good… too bad though. :(

Nancy – who wrote it?

Natalie March 9, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Mirror Image by Sandra Brown. This was a GREAT book, could be it

Dawn March 9, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Could it be If I Stay by Gayler Forman? I just finished that one last week and it kind of sounds the same.

Dawn March 9, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I meant Gayle Forman

Marlena Fein March 9, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Dawn, in If I Stay, she remembered who she was though. Great book but do not think it would be what this reader is speaking about.

Claudia March 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM

“Wait For Me* by Elisabeth Naughton

Emely March 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM

I vote for Wait for me by Elisabeth Naughton! ;-) came across it when it was free and I really liked it

Sandy March 9, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I also say Wait for Me.

Melissa March 10, 2013 at 5:34 AM

I just started reading Unremembered by Jessica Brody. She is in a plane wreck and the sole survivor. She can’t remember anything. So far it is a good book. Good luck, I hate having elusive books on the brain!

Lynn M March 11, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Could it be Airhead by Meg Cabot?

Nikki March 11, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Yay it is definitely Wide Awake by Shelly Crane!! Thank you guys so much, now I can wait patiently for it to come out!!

Shweta March 13, 2013 at 5:38 AM

I have read Remember me. Its pretty good..

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