Monday, August 24, 2015

Book Reviews: Escape From Memory

Escape From Memory by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Recommended For: Ages 8 to Adult

Rating: PG (scary situations and intense images)

When Kira agrees to let her friends hypnotize her at a slumber party, she has no idea that she will reveal secrets even she didn't know she had - memories of fleeing a war-torn country with her mother, understanding a language she can't identify. Then her mother disappears, and a woman calling herself Aunt Memory takes Kira to Crythe, a place that doesn't officially exist, in order to rescue her mother - or so Kira thinks. She soon learns that there are memories locked in her mind that place her and her mother in grave danger, but those memories are also the only thing that might save them.
In Escape from Memory, award-winning author Margaret Peterson Haddix imagines a culture that values its memories above everything else - and a teen who has to make the most important decision of her life.

This book...was not what I was expecting. It was certainly interesting, and certain aspects of it reminded me of a character from the Ilyon Chronicles. Another noteworthy thing: I finally got my library card! Yay! I had to wait a while, but the wait is finally over, and I can start getting new books again.

Writing: 5/5
It was well-done. It immersed you into the head of the main character and portrayed her and her thoughts well. Descriptions weren't lacking, and the grammar and spelling was good as well.

Setting: 5/5
It was set in the Mid-West and a place...well, in California. The settings were realistic and interesting.

Plot: 5/5
The plot was very exciting. It had unexpected bits, and rounded off well. It was an intriguing plot.

Characters: 5/5
I really liked the characters in this book. They were well-rounded and interesting. The villain was well-done and had believable motives.

This book is another good one of Margaret Peterson Haddix's, and I certainly recommend it.

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