Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Memory Book by Lara Avery

by:  Lara Avery
published by:  Poppy
publish date:  July 5, 2016

Sammie was always a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as humanly possible. Nothing will stand in her way--not even a rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly start to steal her memories and then her health. What she needs is a new plan.

So the Memory Book is born: Sammie's notes to her future self, a document of moments great and small. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime crush, Stuart--a brilliant young writer who is home for the summer. And where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood best friend, Cooper, and even take some of the blame for the fight that ended their friendship.

Sammie has a rare disorder.  She will gradually lose her memory over time.  For the longest time there are no symptoms of her disease.  However, they have begun to creep into her life.  To make matters worse, she gets into a love triangle with a hot writer guy and the boy next door.  

In order to keep her memories, Sammie decides to write a Memory Book.  She writes her stories.  She also gets her friends and family members to write special stories to keep her memories fresh.  This book is partly told from Sammie's viewpoint and through the stories in her memory book.

This story was interesting.  I couldn't even imagine going through something like that.  While the whole love triangle thing is really played out in YA, this one wasn't too terrible.  The Memory Book was well written and a decent read.  I don't know that I would tell anyone to rush out and read it, but it might be a good library check out if you happen to see it.

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