Friday, February 14, 2014
Book Review: The Impossible Knife of Memory
AUTHOR: Laurie Halse Anderson
PUBLISHED: January 7th, 2014
GENRE: Realistic Fiction
PREMISE: A girl deals with her father's drinking problem.
MY REVIEW: Looking for a serious contemporary read? Well then this is your lucky day. As always Anderson takes a sensitive subject and manages to write about it in ways that aren't condescending, don't sugarcoat things, and makes you think.
While I don't think this is the best work I've read by Anderson (Speak and Chains are my favorites of hers), it's still a book to be proud of and the first of 2014 that I highly rec. It's still early in the year so I can't say if it's the best of 2014 yet. But knowing Anderson, it'll be in the top percentage of quality YA books this year. It's definitely one of the top ten reads of January for sure.
So as always, Anderson delivers. If you are a contemporary book fan, this is a must read.
WHO SHOULD READ: Anderson fans, Realistic fiction fans, Ellen Hopkins fans
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five toasts to the author