Mumnesia! by Katie Dale



Lucy’s mum is so out of date she’s practically mouldy. She’s super-strict, overprotective and won’t let Lucy go to the school ball! Lucy can’t believe she was EVER a teenager…

Until the morning her mum wakes up with no memory of the last thirty years – and thinks she’s twelve years old!

All Lucy wants is for her mum to go back to being her old self – but how?



How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Genre: Contemporary

Review: Lucy wakes up after another argument with her mum to find said mother with memory loss and utterly convinced she’s 12 years old – oh and she’s also from 1985. What starts out as a lot of fun soon becomes hard work, with Lucy becoming the one looking after her mum.

Mumnesia! is quickly paced and told in alternating chapters between Lucy and her mum, Shazza. Both of very clear voices, Lucy’s narration is filled with hashtags and Shazza feels out of place in what, as far as she is concerned, is the future.

I enjoyed how this ‘adventure’ gave Lucy and her mum the chance to become friends. While personality wise they’re both 12 for most of the book there are moments about seeing someone else’s perspective. I liked that. Also that you have to deal with consequences of your actions.

Recommend it?



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