Today officially kicks off a new year filled with fun reads and amazing authors! The Teen Press Corps is back in full swing bringing you news and great books to fall in love with. We are happy to announce that our Buzz Book this month is The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson!!

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“Laurie Halse Anderson is one of the most inspiring authors of our generation. The Impossible Knife of Memory does not disappoint and it is impossible to put down.”


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“As in Speak, Anderson provides a riveting study of a psychologically scarred teenager, peeling back layers of internal defenses to reveal a girl’s deepest wounds.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review

“In Anderson’s skilled hands, readers will find a light shining on the shadowy reality of living with someone who has lived through war—and who is still at war with himself.”

Booklist, starred review

“It will not disappoint her legion of fans. . . Anderson really does know how to write a story that will resonate with teens.”



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For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.

Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.

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