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The Impossible Knife of Memory, by Laurie Halse Anderson

knifeThe Impossible Knife of Memory
Laurie Halse Anderson
2014 by Viking Books for Young Readers
ISBN – 9780670012091
Genre – Realistic Fiction
Age – High School
3 Stars

After years on the road, Hayley and her father finally settle back down so that she can attend high school. As her father struggles to battle his PTSD, Hayley must try to adjust to a more stable life than being on the move.

Honestly, I don’t have much to say about this book. It was good, but it wasn’t great. I didn’t find it very compelling, and I didn’t find it very engaging. It was interesting to see that PTSD affects not only the person suffering from it, but their loved ones as well. I liked that the ending was open, but it left me feeling blah. That’s it though, that’s how I felt about the whole book. Blah on the characters, blah on the plot, and the setting as well.

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