- Title: Remember Me: Remember Me; The Return; The Last Story
- Author: Christopher Pike
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: July 6, 2010
- Edition: 2010 Omnibus Trade Paperback
- Pages: 789
- Special Features: Preview of Thirst No.1
- Price: $12.99 CAN ($9.99 US)
- Genre: Ficiton, supernatural
- ISBN: 978-1-4424-0596-7
Remember Me Omnibus edition is the combination of all three books; Remember Me (1989), The Return (1994), and The Last Story (1995). Out of the three, Remember Me was by far my favorite story. What makes it different from other books that I have read, is that the protagonist is a ghost. Shari was a vibrant eighteen year old until tragedy struck at a friends birthday party (not a spoiler, it’s written as the books blurb). You get to follow her on her journey as a ghost, and how right away she doesn’t believe she’s a ghost until reality strikes, and shows her something she can’t refuse.
Remember Me was packed with excitement, and drama, where has, The Return was somewhere in the middle. It was still a fun read, but somewhere near the middle, and towards the end, the book got a little too preachy for my tastes. The Return was still a nice concept for a story, and again, some thing that I haven’t read before, so it was interesting in the sense that it was something new.
The Last Story was my least favorite of the three books. Where The Return didn’t bring up faith, and God until the middle/end, a good chunk of The Last Story was heavy on that. But not too heavy in a way that it is unreadable for someone like me who isn’t religious, or has no interest in reading that sort of material. Again though, Christopher Pike did it in a way that it was interesting to read, because he put a creative, and unique spin on it. Without giving away spoilers, I very much enjoyed the troll story that was told in the book, as well as the protagonists choice in occupation. Very interesting, and makes me think about if anyone in the world thinks the same way.
Overall rating: 5/5 stars. Still give it a 5, because even though I didn’t care for the preachiness of the second and third book, it was still done in a way that was interesting, and a new take.
Would I recommend: Yes. Even though I am moving out of the Teen books, (or trying, I keep finding unread ones on my bookcases. Impulsive book shopping is/can be a bad thing) this one still held my interst, and I didn’t want to put the book done. It is definitely a new take on religion (though it’s not an over large part), and definitely a book that is not like anything other.
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