I received this book for free from HarperCollins International in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Memory Key by Liana Liu
Published by Harper Collins on March 3rd 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dating & Sex, Family, General, Parents, Social Issues, Young Adult
Source: HarperCollins International
Lora Mint is determined not to forget.Though her mother's been dead for five years, Lora struggles to remember every detail about her—most important, the specific events that occurred the night she sped off in her car, never to return.But in a world ravaged by Vergets disease, a viral form of Alzheimer's, that isn't easy. Usually Lora is aided by her memory key, a standard-issue chip embedded in her brain that preserves memories just the way a human brain would. Then a minor accident damages Lora's key, and her memories go haywire. Suddenly Lora remembers a moment from the night of her mother's disappearance that indicates her death was no accident. Can she trust these formerly forgotten memories? Or is her ability to remember every painful part of her past driving her slowly mad—burying the truth forever?Lora's story of longing for her lost mother—and for the truth behind her broken memories—takes readers on a twisty ride. The authentic, emotional narrative sparks fascinating questions about memory and privacy in a world that increasingly relies on electronic recall.
“Because despite the anger and confusion and hurt, despite the sadness, despite the fact my head feels like it’s about to burst, I’m not ready to give this up, these memories of my mother, this little I’ve regained after fiveyearsd with nothing. I’m not ready to give her up.”