The Memory of Things

By POLISNER, Gae

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ISBN
9781250095527
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2016  |  Young Adult

Gr 7–10—For a generation of teens who have no memory of 9/11, this title will give context to a tragedy they may not fully understand. This work opens with the confusion and commotion of the morning of September 11, 2001. On the rush home from his evacuated high school, 16-year-old Kyle rescues a girl ready to jump from the Brooklyn Bridge wearing giant wings and covered in ash. Suffering from temporary amnesia, the girl develops an intimate relationship with Kyle in the chaotic week following the terrorist attack. The alternating...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2016

It's the morning of September 11, 2001, in Manhattan, and the first tower has just fallen. Sixteen-year-old Brooklynite Kyle, fleeing toward home, stumbles upon a teenage girl wearing a pair of costume wings who, it turns out, has severe amnesia. He's drawn to her-"She looks sweet and lost. She looks pretty. And scared"-and promptly takes her home with him to try to help figure out who she is. He already has enough to worry about-his dad is a police officer involve...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

On 9/11, sixteen-year-old Brooklynite Kyle stumbles upon a teenage girl with amnesia; despite having enough to worry about, he takes her home ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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