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Jennifer Camiccia ☆ 4 Free read

The Memory Keeper Free read ↠ 104 ï A story about long buried secrets the power of memory and the bond between a girl and her gramAll Lulu Carter wants is to be seen But her parents are lost in their own worlds and Lulu has learned the hard way that having something as rare as HSAM—the ability to remember almost every single moment in her lifeTo do to cure Gram is hunt down that one painful moment in Gram’s lifeWith her friends Olivia and Max Lulu digs into Gram’s mysterious past But they soon realize some secrets should stay buried and Lulu wonders if she ever knew Gram at all It’s up to Lulu to uncover the truth before the only person who truly sees her slips away. This touching story of a girl's uest to learn the truth of her grandmother's mysterious origins will be beloved by middle grade readers and is particularly good for STEM tie ins Lula has HSAM or Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory which means she can remember every day of her life in striking detail Meanwhile her grandmother appears to be losing her own memory perhaps because she is suppressing an early trauma Lulu's spunkiness and grit shine in this engaging debut novel as she navigates boy and girl friendships family secrets and her family's buried grief over the death of a sibling Each chapter begins with interesting facts on a facet of the human brain tied to a particular challenge Lulu is dealing with Imaginative heartfelt and highly recommended Note I read an Advance Readers Copy provided by the publisher

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A story about long buried secrets the power of memory and the bond between a girl and her gramAll Lulu Carter wants is to be seen But her parents are lost in their own worlds and Lulu has learned the hard way that having something as rare as HSAM the ability to remember almost every single moment in her life won’t make you popular. I wish I had read this book sooner as I love stories with a strong grandmotherly character Lulu lives with her family which includes her grandma She is very close with her grandma who begins to struggle with memory problems This is something I am going through with my own mother currently and I think it’s a great topic for MG readers I thoroughly enjoyed this MG Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster

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The Memory KeeperIn schoolAt least Lulu has Gram who knows the truth about Lulu’s memory and loves her all the for it But Gram has started becoming absentminded and the lost she gets the she depends on Luluuntil Lulu realizes her memory holds the very key to fixing Gram’s forgetfulness Once Lulu learns that trauma can cause amnesia all she needs. E ARC provided by NetgalleyLulu lives with her parents younger brother Clay and grandmother Sue in San Francisco Family life has been rough since the death of a toddler sister when Lulu was three but her grandmother's presence has been a stabilizing one and the grandmother is the only one Lulu has told about her secret Lulu has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory and can remember every detail of her entire life She has mentioned specific facts about events in the past to people at school and has gotten a poor reaction so doesn't want anyone to know Now her grandmother is beginning to forget things Lulu starts to realize how bad things are getting when her grandmother can't find her car in the mall parking lot and is determined to hide this memory loss from her parents lest her grandmother move to a senior facility In order to help her grandmother remember Lulu liberates a journal her grandmother has promised her To her surprise it is in a foreign script that she and her friend Olivia figure out in Cyrillic Having been told her grandmother was from France Lulu wants to figure out the mystery of her past Max whose father owns the riding stable where the girls take lessons offers to help with some of the searching on the computer and he also manages to hack into his uncle's government database where he finds a file on the grandmother complete with redacted pages The grandmother has contacted an old friend Yakov and between talking to him and getting stories from her grandmother Lulu is able to piece together the real story She also must find a way to tell her parents about her own memory and convince her parents to spend time with her and her brother Strengths The chapters start with a little bit of information about the functions of the brain which is fascinating It helps that the snippets are also very short so they don't stop the flow of the narrative Even though there is a lot going on this was well written enough that I was able to remember what happened and keep the characters straight which isn't always the case The San Francisco setting is fun the inclusion of horse riding as well as girl drama will draw in readers interested in euestrian matters and the mystery surrounding the grandmother's past intriguingWeaknesses I'm never a fan of the grieving parent trope but at least the family was getting better Making the grandmother's past a little less complicated the romantic twists and turns got a bit much would have made this a manageable length but it wasn't bad What I really think Definitely buying since it will appeal to readers who ask for mysteries problem novels and books with horses The cover will ensure steady circulation