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Publisher Description

"Well, I'm sure I don't have any secrets...," I said, trying to sound certain. "Can't we just tell them that?"

Mom's steady gaze was driving me crazy.

"Oh," she said slowly, "but that's where you're wrong. You see, you do have the secrets. You know them."

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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2010
May 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
6.3
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

¡JJ! ,

Wonderful Book

5 stars! This book will keep you up all night at the edge of your seat waiting for more!

Coolnes20395 ,

Fantastic Read

The book is great. Its suspenseful..has many twist and turns. All I have to say its a great mystery. You have to read it!!!!

Super book lover ,

It's pretty good, but...

SPOILER ALERT:
Escape from Memory is a book about a girl who finds out that she has memories of something she doesn't even know about. Her "Aunt Memory" takes her away to Crythe when her mom disappears. Apparently, Crythe is this medieval city in CALIFORNIA! Kira is told that her mom kidnapped her and now she has to live in Crythe and give a speech. When Kira unpacks her suitcase, she finds out that her best friend is inside :O Kira reads over the speech and decides to say her own thing, so her aunt gets mad at her and send her to the dungeon to have some quality time with her fake mom. Her mom tells her the truth, so then Kira's friend Lynne is dragged in by "Aunt Memory". Aunt memory is actually evil and takes Lynne and Kira to a safe deposit in their hometown that they have tricked aunt memory into believing has some amazing secret. Kira is saved by this person's mom who works there and then Kira and Lynne go to Kira's house to get a computer that has some secrets but then evil aunt memory destroys it and Kira finds out that her mom who she thought wasnt her mom is her aunt in her moms body. Got all of that? Then Kira's mom is in critical condition because of a plane crash and that's how it ends.
Margaret Peterson Haddix is a pretty good author, but all of her books that I've read are outrageous and like a conspiracy theory. They start out normal and then a huge surprise is thrown at you, except I'm not surprised anymore because I've already seen a lot of surprised in her other books. The house on the gulf is like that, but at least it's not really fantasy of scifi.

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