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Book Review: My Name is Memory

My Name Is Memory

My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this book - right up till the end. The ending seemed so abrupt, my jaw dropped.

I thought surely I missed a track in the audiobook, or somehow didn't sync it up right with my mp3 player. But it doesn't appear so. The characters were so beautifully developed, and the author dedicated such care in crafting the story, I was really disappointed in how it ended. Not only did I have unanswered questions, but just stopping like that seemed an injustice to the characters' future relationship.

I still give it 4 stars, because I really enjoyed every moment up until the end (literally, like the last two minutes of the book). The whole time I was read-listening to it, I could not WAIT for my commute to/from work, just so I could get back to the story. I spent a good 20 minutes describing the story to my husband, I was so swept up in it.

I wouldn't discourage people from reading it, only to 'guard your heart' against the abrupt ending. I'd be interested to hear what others thought of how the story was concluded.

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Comments

Donna

I quick look at the book on Amazon I learned that this the first part of a trilogy. That would explain the ending and give you something to look forward to!

Angie Pedersen

Thanks so much for mentioning this, Donna! That's quite a relief! It does explain the "loose ends" left by the ending, and I will definitely be watching for the next installment of this story! Thanks again!

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