Impossible Knife of Memory, The

Laurie Halse Anderson
For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own. Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.


Reviewed: 2016-02-06
Wow this book was amazing. I kind of saw the ending coming in some aspects, but was totally blown away. Only a well written book can do that. I have never known a vet with PTSD, but I imagine this book is pretty spot on. It makes me sad that our veterans don't get the care they need once they're released to return to civilian life. Hayley is extremely strong in some ways while in others she's completely weak. You can feel her growth throughout the novel.
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