The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

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A searing look at the effects of post traumatic stress on soldiers and their families, seen through the eyes of teenage Hayley. Stunning, hard-hitting fiction from an award-winning writer.


The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Hayley is struggling - struggling to make sure her ex-army dad shows up to work, struggling to avoid her stepmother, struggling not to fall in love with Finn, who really seems to get her. Struggling to forget the past. But some memories run too deep, and soon the cracks start to show.

About the Author

Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson has been published to huge critical acclaim in the United States. Known for tackling tough subjects with humour and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains was also shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal in the UK. In 2009 Laurie was honoured with the Margaret A. Edwards Awards, given by YALSA division of the American Library Association for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature”. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York where she likes to watch snow fall as she writes.

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400 pages


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Scholastic Press an imprint of Scholastic

Publication date

4th September 2014




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