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The Impossible Knife Of Memory

The Impossible Knife of MemoryAnderson is known for tackling serious issues such as anorexia, bullying, and teen rape, and she drew on her own father's struggles with PTSD for her latest...The Impossible Knife of MemoryYoung AdultAnderson is known for tackling serious issues such as anorexia, bullying, and teen rape, and she drew on her own father's struggles with PTSD for her latest...2014-01-16Viking
THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY Laurie Halse Anderson

THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY Laurie Halse Anderson

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The Impossible Knife of Memory

Genre: Young Adult; Author: Laurie Halse Anderson; Publisher: Viking

Anderson is known for tackling serious issues such as anorexia, bullying, and teen rape, and she drew on her own father’s struggles with PTSD for her latest thought-provoking novel. Hayley Kincaid is a high school senior who finally settles down in an upstate New York town after spending years on the road with her truck-driving dad, Andy. Her efforts to adjust to their new life take a backseat while Andy, a decorated Iraq-war veteran, struggles with both alcoholism and postwar emotional trauma. Like Anderson’s other books, The Impossible Knife of Memory isn’t always an easy read — Anderson’s gritty, authentic look at PTSD is by turns painful and heartbreaking — but it’s an important one. B+

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