The Memory Book

Paperback | May 9, 2017

byLara Avery

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Lara Avery is the author ofA Million Miles AwayandAnything But Ordinary. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnestoa, where she is a contributor atRevolverand at work on her next novel.

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Lara Avery is the author ofA Million Miles AwayandAnything But Ordinary. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnestoa, where she is a contributor atRevolverand at work on her next novel.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 9, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316283762

ISBN - 13:9780316283762

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Cute I read this an a 24 year old. I think it would be a good read for a teenager. It features a cute love triangle. But of course, it does have a sad ending.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review from Giselle at Book Nerd Canada Sammie has a rare genetic disorder that will rob her memories so she comes up with the memory book where she writes down everything that has happened to her. She constantly writes to her future self wherever she goes. Sammie is determined to keep her life as is. To graduate as valedictorian and to go to college. Sammie starts off as any ambitious hard worker and I love that she tries so hard to be perfect but we all know that won't last long. She is also socially awkward and I too love that she had some weaknesses. She could be a little judgmental at times: [su_quote]I knew she didn't do it on purpose, but girls like her made me feel like garbage. Like, what's even the point with girls like her around.[/su_quote] Especially with what she said about Cooper to Stuart. I was a little shocked she would do such a thing but obviously she made a mistake. And she keeps making mistakes because this is what a teenager does. Stuart and Cooper were great love interests and I was cheering for both. There is a love triangle but it's so well done, that I didn't mind at all. I love that her family and friends are all a big part of her life. I love that there's a focus on them as well. Her siblings are just too adorable. Her parents are concerned but sweet. I loved how Sammie handles herself. She's so wise! I love how ambitious she is and so driven to succeed. It's a great thing to see in a teen book. She's not perfect. There are instances where she messes up and you still love her all the same. There are also sad bits in it, so I have to warn you that with the laughter, some tears will be shed for this book. I know I pretty much lost it with those letters. Lara Avery does a wonderful job showing her decline but it's also so hard for the reader to see it happening. She knows how to write such well-developed characters that you will love and I kid you not, I'm still all teary just thinking about it. One thing that always bothers me is that the POC and the lesbian were shoved aside as secondary characters. I might be nitpicking here as well because Sammie is written as having curly hair and glasses. There is no indication of that on the cover, just another Caucasian model. If one wants to include diversity, show it on the cover and within your main cast of characters. Sorry for getting off tangent there. A remarkable heart-felt story that will have you crying and laughing all at the same time, "The Memory Book" is one underrated book of the year.
Date published: 2016-09-15