My name is Kayla and I'm a TAFE student just finishing up doing work placement at the City Council/Orange City Library and I was asked if I'd like to write a book review, so I chose this book.
Remember Me is simply based on the true story of Mary Broad aka Mary Bryant. Mary was a convict who was transported to Australia and Lesley Pearse's story is a detailed and touching, hindsight view of Mary's journey. It begins with Mary on the boat introducing herself and why she was convicted. It then goes on about the friends that she makes, enemies, life on the convict ship, her pregnancy which no one seemed to know who the father was, the years she spent at Botany Bay, her struggle to escape with her husband and children and then be captured once again and how she managed to gain her freedom. I found this story to be very insightful, entertaining and even educational. For me, it got me even more interested into the history of Australia and I wanted to learn more about convicts. I'd recommend this book to mature ages and those who can handle reading very descriptive, heartfelt, physically & emotionally challenging storied where the protagonist, such as Mary in this book, go through defeats and hurdles and still manage to keep their survival instinct alive all the way through. I give this book 9.5 out of 10 because it basically kept me thinking about it months after I'd read it. Not a lot of books can do that.
I have placed a suggestion to purchase this at Orange City Library.