Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on Oct. 4, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller
Addison Sullivan has been in an accident. In its aftermath, she has memory lapses and starts talking to a boy that no one else can see. It gets so bad that she’s worried she’s going crazy.
Addie takes drastic measures to fill in the blanks and visits a shadowy medical facility that promises to “help with your memory.” But at the clinic, Addie unwittingly discovers it is not her first visit. And when she presses, she finds out that she had certain memories erased. She had a boy erased.
But why? Who was that boy, and what happened that was too devastating to live with? And even if she gets the answers she’s looking for, will she ever be able to feel like a whole person again?
Every so often I add a random book to my “to be read” shelf on Goodreads based on nothing but a cover. The for Everyone We’ve Been cover caught my attention straightaway, and I’m glad it did. The synopsis sounds absolutely intriguing, and unlike so many books I come across on my hunt for a next great read. Addison Sullivan has to solve the mystery of her own life. To me, this one seems to have a flavor of sci-fi – something I enjoy, but don’t necessarily read enough of. I like discovering new authors, and this debut from Sarah Everett is definitely one I’m waiting on. “Everyone We’ve Been” sounds like an absolutely standout read, and I can’t even wait. Currently counting the weeks — and soon the days — until Everyone We’ve Been is released!