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The Impossible Knife of Memory - Laurie Halse Anderson
The Impossible Knife of Memory
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Laurie Halse Anderson,Hardcover, English-language edition,Pub by Viking Juvenile
Laurie Halse Anderson,Hardcover, English-language edition,Pub by Viking Juvenile
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670012091 (0670012092)
ASIN: 670012092
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 391
Edition language: English
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Selan
Selan rated it
This book had a strong start. Teenage girl with a dysfunctional family, father suffering from severe PTSD from the war in Iraq, constantly having to move from place to place so that part of her life is wrecked, and her experiences at school as a result. Plus, the author is Laurie Halse Anderson, so ...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it
3.0 The Impossible Knife of Memory
Laurie Halse Anderson is one of my favorite YA writers. I love Speak, and Wintergirls, and Twisted, but I struggled with this book.Seventeen-year-old Hayley has a lot to deal with: her first year at a traditional high school, her first boyfriend, an alcoholic/suicidal father, and a stepmother who sh...
MiriamReads
MiriamReads rated it
A little more uneven than I expected. Would have been five stars, except I found the chapters of the dad's traumatic experiences distracting from rather than deepening the reading experience. It's otherwise so much Hayley's book, not her dad's, that they felt out of place.
November News 2014
November News 2014 rated it
3.0 The Impossible Knife of Memory
Hayley has been raised by a pack of wolves. Oh wait! That's another story. The Impossible Knife of Memory is about a girl who is raised by a father who is out of his mind drunk or drugged a lot of the time. They have spent years on the road because he is a long-haul truck driver. So she hasn't been ...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
3.5 Thoughts on: The Impossible Knife of Memory
I found the Impossible Knife of Memory a difficult read, and almost didn't finish, but I'm glad I stuck it out. While shelved YA, I just can't see this story of PTSD and teen angst appealing to the target age group, and think it is more aimed at adults.
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