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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 This beautiful heartfelt MG debut by Jennifer Camiccia is as luminous as its cover At its center is the always heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking relationship between the young heroine and her beloved grandmother It will stay with you long after you turn the last page

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The Memory Keeper In 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

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Download The Memory Keeper kindle ✓ ✓ Jennifer Camiccia Ö 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 HSATo 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 was a sweet and love filled story that's part mystery part history and part coming of age tale about a girl who learns a few complexities regarding family and friendships The central relationship between Lulu and her grandmother follows a lovely arc about exchanging memories handing them off so they can be delivered back when the initial narrator no longer recalls the details It shows what the young can offer the old simply by listening and caring It's a powerful lesson for a middle grade audience My favorite element in the book was the chapter start motif that provided snippets of information on brain function Though the novel is propelled by Lulu's drive to learn about her grandmother's past the scientific details add texture to her search and give her voice an intellectual uality It merges well with the emotions that take the forefront in the rest of the prose We also get a friendship story a family dealing with grief and depression and the tiniest flutter of a nascent romance And the cover is gorgeous