Book Review – The Last Thing I Remember

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The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan

Charlie West just woke up in someone else’s nightmare.

He’s strapped to a chair. He’s covered in blood and bruises. He hurts all over. And a strange voice outside the door just ordered his death.

The last thing he can remember, he was a normal high-school kid doing normal things–working on his homework, practicing karate, daydreaming of becoming an air force pilot, writing a pretty girl’s number on his hand. How long ago was that? Where is he now? Who is he really?

And more to the point . . . how is he going to get out of this room alive?


I must start this review with a warning. If you’re planning on reading this book – hold on for a wild ride. This book for older teens is a fast-paced, edge of your seat, page-turner. In case, you hadn’t figured it out yet – I loved this book. I’ve read one other book by Mr. Klavan, and enjoyed it as well but this one was fantastic.

The main character is fantastic. Charlie is a good kid who tries really hard to always do what is right. But when this regular teen wakes up strapped to a chair, bloodied and bruised, with no idea how he got there… Well, you’re just going to have to read the book to find out more.

This book was mainly about Charlie trying to figure out what happened to him, as he thinks back to the last day he remembers, we learn more about him, his family, the girl he has a crush on, and a troubled friend. The flashbacks work perfectly and the action keeps the story moving quickly.

This is the first in a series. This book might be a little too intense for younger readers but if your high-schooler likes adventurous mysteries, they will probably enjoy this great Christian teen novel.

A Note From the Reviewer:

As a writer and a mother, I’m always searching for wonderful Christian books for teens of all ages. I truly believe one way we can encourage teens in their faith is through fiction with positive messages, embedded in great stories. There are many fantastic Christian and Catholic teen novels out today but they can be hard to find. I’m excited to share some of these books with you.

Leslea Wahl

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