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July 01, 2015

The Impossible Knife of Memory

the impossible knifeThe Impossible Knife of Memory

By: Laurie Halse Anderson

[blockquote text=’“For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, trying to outrun the memories that haunt them both. They moved back to Andy’s hometown to try a “normal” life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives.”’ text_color=’#8dc63f’ width=” line_height=’undefined’ background_color=” border_color=” show_quote_icon=’no’ quote_icon_color=”]
I loved this book! Most young adult fiction features a dysfunctional family, or mom in prison, or alcoholic father. And yes, this book does too. But the thing is, the book is so well written that I was drawn into Hayley’s life. I liked her goofy boyfriend, Finn, and was upset at the thought of her breaking up with him. I wanted her father to get his act together. I wanted to know that things were going to be okay at the end.
I highly recommend this book for teenage and older readers

Review By: Connie Boomer