Chase's memory just went out the window.

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

He knows he's Chase. But who is Chase? When he gets back to school, he sees that different kids have very different reactions to his return.

Some kids treat him like a hero. Some kids are clearly afraid of him.

One girl in particular is so angry with him that she pours her frozen yogurt on his head the first chance she gets.

Pretty soon, it's not only a question of who Chase is--it's a question of who he was . . . and who he's going to be.

From the #1 bestselling author of Swindle and Slacker, Restart is the spectacular story of a kid with a messy past who has to figure out what it means to get a clean start.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on May 30, 2017 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 1338053779
ISBN-13: 9781338053777
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  • cookiedough_24
    cookiedough_24Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 12:23 pm55 stars
    Amazing book! Chase Ambrose falls off his roof and gets amnesia. He doesn't remember a thing. When he goes to school, he finds out that apparently his best friends are Aaron and Bear, 2 school jocks. Later on, Chase realizes that he really was a jerk before all of this. He tries to show that he's changed, but has he done enough damage? Great book and I recommend it to anyone who loves Gordan Korman books.
    • belle252
      belle252Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 11:21 am55 stars
      As a football kid, Chase has a reputation that spreads all over- his reputation of being a bully. But after falling from his roof he gets something that changes his life- amnesia. One day he sees his mother, the next day he sees a stranger. But after turning his life upside down, people say that he can change. He wonders what they are saying snd soon enough knows; he was a bully. Desperate to change that, he shows his nicest form in front of everyone, but can he stay there? Video club and an accident with Joel make this book more interesting, and the book really deserves a five.
      • taffywaffy
        taffywaffyTuesday, July 14, 2020 at 12:43 am55 stars
        stars This book is amaazingg. Like,who doesnt want to fix their lives when they have a chance? This book make me realize that it's never too late too make a new version of us
        • kmchaney
          kmchaneyWednesday, July 1, 2020 at 8:14 am55 stars
          Who wouldn't want to forget a bad day ? Such a creative story that shows it is never too late to be a better version of you!
          • ebtWednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:54 am
            This was an amasing book. I recommend it to everyone.
            • shinebright
              shinebrightThursday, March 19, 2020 at 3:17 pm55 stars
              Imagine forgetting everything you've ever known. Used-to-be bully Chase Ambrose is looking to change his ways. But people don't forget. Especially a girl named Shoshanna Weber, who's brother was embarrassed out of Hiawassee by his bullying. The situation gets worse when Chase joins the school video club! Most of the "geeks" are in it, and they are the one's Chase used to target! His friends Aaron and Bear think amnesia turned him into a geek, so they plan a prank that will look like HE has done it! I would say 9+, and an absolute must read. It is suspenseful, sad, and inspiring. Even a bad person has a good heart. 💖
              • ignite
                igniteThursday, February 20, 2020 at 3:10 pm55 stars
                Insightful. This book showed that everyone deserves a second chance. Even the school terrorist.
                • 2223mal
                  2223malFriday, February 14, 2020 at 6:35 am55 stars
                  AWSOME book! You must read it!!
                  • avascooperia
                    avascooperiaFriday, February 7, 2020 at 3:16 pm55 stars
                    I read this book for a school project and it was soooo good. It really brings out the good in people and I think it's a great book for middle schoolers!
                    • spaceiscool
                      spaceiscoolTuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:14 pm55 stars
                      I love this book because it has the perfect amount of mystery.