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.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published on March 27, 2018 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 1338053809
ISBN-13: 9781338053807
77 Book Reviews
  • techfashion0315
    Interesting...My sister read this book and she said it was really good. I think I will give it a try.
    • harrypotter2021
      harrypotter202113 days55 stars
      I recommend this book to everyone. It is so inspiring.
      • moonlight2011
        moonlight201122 days55 stars
        cool!
        • eagle_fan11
          eagle_fan1125 days55 stars
          How many people want a restart on life? A clean slate, a fresh page, a do-over? Chase Ambrose got exactly this. Chase fell off the roof of his house-- but he barely remembers doing it. He hit his head at the bottom of his fall and got amnesia, and he can't remember ANYTHING. His family, friends, and past life? Forgotten. Gone. So Chase is more than a little confused when at school, everyone keeps their distance from him, except two kids named Aaron and Bear, who were apparently his best friends in his life before amnesia. But they're very confused with the way he acts, and tell him that he's a lot different now then he used to be before his fall. Chase soon finds out he was a bully and a jerk to everyone in the life he can't remember, but he doesn't want to be one in his new restart on life. It will take a lot of work to show everyone he's changed, though. Through finding real friends in video club, exploring his unknown past, and even a court trial, Chase discovers the importance of being true to himself. This is definitely a book you won't forget (unlike Chase :D) and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a lot of laughs, a middle school setting, and an amazing story. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, and it's one of the best books I've read this year so far! I recommend this great read to ages 8+
          • vlxnesnxg
            vlxnesnxg25 days55 stars
            I read this book in fourth grade as a read aloud. Ioved the book. I find it strange that after he lost his memory he completetly change his persinalty. But I find it nice that he changed . No one would like to bully him right
            • weaverf
              weaverf25 days55 stars
              Restart is all about a boy named Chase Ambrose. At the beginning of the story Chase is saying "I remember falling. At least I think I do". Chase does not know what is happing all around him. Chase thinks he's dead. His mom an d dad rush him to the hospital. When Chase gets there he is scared cause he doesn't know what is happing. The doctors run tests on him to see if Chase will be ok. When the doctor comes back with the results from all the testing they did Chase's mom freaked out when she saw the results. The doctor said " sorry mam your son has lost half his memory. Chase's mom bursts into tears. Now Chase has to restart his life. Read this book for more information. That is why I like the book Restart.
              • d1no
                d1no25 days55 stars
                Imagine if you weren't able to remember anything from your life. You wouldn't even know who your family and friends! Chase Ambrose falls off the roof of his house. When he wakes up , he can only recall one memory, a 4 year old little girl. At school, some kids seem to be afraid of him. But why? It turns out he was the school bully. Now, Chase has the opportunity to restart his life, but as more and more of his memories come back, will he turn back into the bully he once was? I like this book because it tells the story from many peoples' point of view
                • linderi1
                  linderi125 days
                  Cool Book I Got Kicked Out My Group Tho XD
                  • waterdroplet
                    waterdroplet3 months55 stars
                    I read this book in fourth grade as a read aloud. I loved the book. I find it strange that after he lost his memory he completely changed his personality. But I find it nice that he changed. No one would like to be a bully right?
                    • iamrobot
                      iamrobot4 months55 stars
                      Imagine if you weren't able to remember anything from your life. You wouldn't even know who your family and friends! Chase Ambrose falls off the roof of his house. When he wakes up , he can only recall one memory, a 4 year old little girl. At school, some kids seem to be afraid of him. But why? It turns out he was the school bully. Now, Chase has the opportunity to restart his life, but as more and more of his memories come back, will he turn back into the bully he once was? I like this book because it tells the story from many peoples' point of view