Ahlahasa

Filed under Reviews

Off the Shelf: Review of “The Memory of Things”

The cover for

The cover for "The Memory of Things"

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The author Gae Polisner author of “The Pull of Gravity” and “The Summer of Letting Go” recently published her new book “The Memory of Things.” The book is about a high school student, Kyle Donahue who watched the first tower go down, trying to escape the ash and broken glass not having time to worry about his dad who could possibly be caught in the middle of it all, his mom and sister possibly on a plane heading to New York, or his paralyzed uncle alone at home.
Running away from what a few minutes ago were part of the Twin Towers. He sees a giant bird about to jump off the bridge, unsure of what he saw he instinctively runs back and grabs it. To his surprise it is a girl with large wings and covered in ash and decides to take the girl home with him.
“The Memory of Things,” a fearful yet heartwarming novel that emphasizes the existence of love even through terrible times. Polisner decided to switch back in forth between Kyle Donahue and the girl with the wings who no longer knows her name.
This format contributes to the understanding of her situation for a couple reasons that will make sense further along in the book. An easy read for everyone.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Navigate Left
  • Off the Shelf: Review of “The Memory of Things”

    Feature

    Impact Student: Kayla Jensen

  • Feature

    Impact Teacher Therese Netzer

  • Off the Shelf: Review of “The Memory of Things”

    Feature

    Autism Awareness Month

  • Feature

    Recognizing Paraeducators

  • Feature

    MCs Roar For Stage

  • Off the Shelf: Review of “The Memory of Things”

    Feature

    Angling for a Great Time

  • Off the Shelf: Review of “The Memory of Things”

    Feature

    The Secret Life of Santas

  • Off the Shelf: Review of “The Memory of Things”

    Feature

    King Jens Lange

  • Off the Shelf: Review of “The Memory of Things”

    Feature

    Queen Lisbeth Magdaleno- Garcia

  • Off the Shelf: Review of “The Memory of Things”

    Feature

    International Students Come to ALHS- Helena Edstrom

Navigate Right
Albert Lea High School Newspaper
Off the Shelf: Review of “The Memory of Things”