Monday, July 13, 2015

Remembering Rememories

Hello Loverlies! As I was walking through Hastings a few weeks ago, I noticed a new Laurie Halse Anderson book called The Impossible Knife of Memory. The cover is of a blue streaked headed girl, with the wind blowing her hair. It is very eye catching. Guess what?! I actually read the back of the book to see what it was about before I purchased it. I have noticed compared to her other books I have read, it is also an emotional book. The Impossible Knife of Memory is about a girl named Hayley and how she deals with the struggles of her fathers PTSD from being a war vet. I found the characters very interesting to read and learn about, and I was especially curious how her relationship with her dad would play out. Also was interesting learning about her friends struggles and what would happen with them.

In the back of the book it explains why Anderson wrote about this story. It is a story that is easy for her to connect with because her dad was a WWII veteran with PTSD. I really enjoy when authors write about these subjects. It helps those of use who have not been through it, understand what it's like to be in these situations. That way we can possibly try and help a little better, then if we didn't understand what they are going through. This book is a great book to own and go back and reread. It is very easy to connect to the characters and stay glued into reading it. Have a Blessed Day!

Synopsis From Goodreads:

For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.

Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.

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