2019 - Restart

The third Idaho Kids Vote Book Award medal goes to Restart by Gordon Korman. Here's what Idaho readers had to say about this book:

"I thought it helped me to think about things that I do and how it effects others"

"Because it had such excitement, that it felt that I was almost inside of the book! It was such a journey to read this book that I could not put it down! it was the best book ever!"

"I really enjoyed Restart because one, its from different points of view, two, it shows what it would be like to have a concussion, and three, it shows you the changes in the main character, and others."

"I have voted for this book because it was very interesting and I really enjoyed the dialogue and funny things the characters would do and say!"

Summary from Gordan Korman's Website:

Chase Ambrose doesn’t remember falling off the roof. He doesn’t remember hitting his head. In fact, he doesn’t remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life over again … starting with his own name.

Okay, he’s Chase. But who is Chase? Soon he’s hearing stories of the alpha jock and bully who held a reign of terror over an entire school. Is that the person he was … and is destined to be again?

Is it possible to restart?

There are a number of resources available, including videos and a writing activity, from the Judy Newman at Scholastic blog.

You can read an excerpt at Gordon Korman's website, and here is his book trailer for Restart.