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Friday, March 6, 2015
Jackie Loves This YA Sci-fi Drama
Lora Mint is determined not to forget.
mother has been dead for five years, and Lora's memories of her are
beginning to fade: the soap scent of her skin, the rhythm of her laugh,
and, most important, the details of what happened the night she sped off
in her car, never to return.
after a minor accident damages Lora's memory key—a chip embedded in her
brain to ward off Alzheimer's-like Vergets disease—her memories go
haywire. Suddenly she has perfect total recall—not just of her mother,
but of everything that has ever happened to her.
knows she needs to get her key fixed. Yet she doesn't. Because she is
haunted by a long-forgotten moment that suggests her mother's accidental
death was no accident.
Wendy, her best friend, is worried. Can Lora trust her newly vivid
memories of her mother's last night? Or is her ability to remember every
hurt, every fight, every heartbreak she's ever suffered driving her
slowly but surely insane—burying the truth forever?
"Lora Mint has been mourning her mother for 5 years, trying to hang on to
her memories. Which should be easy, but her Memory Key, a small
computer chip that collects and saves memories and saves people from a
viral version of Alzheimers, doesn't seem to be working properly. She's
suddenly getting memories that she has forgotten somehow, and all these
new memories are giving her horrible headaches. The search for what
has happened inside her leads her to her mother and an conspiracy that
will rip her family apart."