The Memory Book

The Memory Book

eBook - 2016
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Perfect for YA readers of Nicholas Sparks and Nicola Yoon, a bittersweet story of love and loss, told one journal entry at a time.
Sammie McCoy is a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as possible. Nothing will stand in her way-not even the rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly steal her memories and then her health.
So the memory book is born: a journal written to Sammie's future self. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime-crush Stuart, and where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood friend Cooper. The memory book will ensure Sammie never forgets the most important parts of her life-the people who have broken her heart, and those who have mended it. If Sammie's going to die, she's going to die living.
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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ArapahoeKati Feb 05, 2018

Totally ugly-cried at the end. A heartfelt strong novel that hit me in the feels.

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booknrrd
Sep 21, 2017

A 2018-2019 Missouri Gateway Readers Award preliminary nominee (grades 9-12).

Sammie is on track to be valedictorian of her senior class and going to Nationals for debate when she learns she has Niemann-Pick Type C, a rare genetic disease that will steal her memories and ultimately kill her, but type C is rare, so they are not sure exactly how quickly it will progress. She begins a memory book to help her future self hold onto her memories.

I found this pretty predictable down to the adorably quirky siblings. Keep a tissue box handy.

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cheech
Aug 24, 2016

Oh man I love this book I cried at the end though

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booknrrd
Sep 21, 2017

booknrrd thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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