The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato

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Read The Hidden Memory of Objects Online Free - If I Stay meets House of Cards in this equal parts emotional and thrilling contemporary debut with a speculative twist.

Megan Brown’s brother, Tyler, is dead, but the cops are killing him all over again. They say he died of a drug overdose, potentially suicide—something Megan cannot accept. Determined to figure out what happened in the months before Tyler’s death, Megan turns to the things he left behind. After all, she understands the stories objects can tell—at fifteen, she is a gifted collage artist with a flair for creating found-object pieces. However, she now realizes that her artistic talent has developed into something more: she can see memories attached to some of Tyler’s belongings—and those memories reveal a brother she never knew.

Soon Megan finds herself drawn into a world of violent crime artifacts and painful national memories. Along with a trusted classmate and her brother's alluring friend, she chases down the troubling truth about Tyler across Washington, DC, while reclaiming her own stifled identity with a vengeance.

Danielle Mages Amato’s extraordinary debut is a story of how the things we leave behind continue to shape our memories and identities long after we are gone.

Title : The Hidden Memory of Objects
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ISBN : 006244588X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Elyse rated it ★★★★★

December 30, 2016

This is a beautifully written young adult mystery with historical ties with Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth. Megan Brown, 15 years old, is suspicious from what she was told is the cause of her brother's death. They say Tyler, died from a drug overdose. The police and parents believe his de...

Kate rated it ★★★★★

July 03, 2016

Danielle was my PitchWars mentee and even though I've read multiple versions of this book multiple times (with it getting more amazing with each round of revisions) I cannot wait to read it again once it comes out in hardcover. Not only does this book boast a really cool mystery, touches of the s...

Carlie rated it ★★★★★

August 01, 2016

This is one of the most compelling YA mysteries I've read in years. The historical elements are tied in so skillfully that it really left me in awe. Fantastic writing, original voice, arresting concept. You're going to love it!

Sarah rated it ★★★☆☆

March 02, 2017

(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) "And that was the moment. The moment Tyler died all over again. It was bad enough that I'd never see him again, but now... he wouldn't even be the person I remembered. My brother wasn't just going to die;...

Rosalyn rated it ★★★★★

September 18, 2016

I have wanted to read Amato's book since I first heard of it, nearly 2 years ago! I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of the book and I tore through it--I loved it. Megan Brown is reeling from her brother Tyler's unexpected death. Yet as the police reveal more information around the circum...

Katie rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2016

I was lucky to get an ARC of this gorgeous book! Megan Brown's brother just died. Nicknamed "Red" for his red hair and charismatic personality, it's hard for Megan to believe he's gone. When details about his death emerge, the police, as well as Megan's parents, are quick to call his death an over...

Melissa rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2016

This ARC was given to me in exchange for an honest review. Megan Brown, 15, has been led to believe that her beloved big brother, Tyler, has died of a drug overdose. The problem is, knowing Tyler - as well as digging up a host of clues that don't add up - Megan begins to become suspicious. In doin...

KT rated it ★★★★★

September 06, 2016

The premise was so cool, I couldn't wait to dive into this book. I was thrilled that it delivered on the coolness front, but on many more, as well. Megan's quest to find out what happened to her brother was also a quest to discover herself, and I found the way that both storylines played out to b...

Tracie rated it ★★★★★

September 17, 2016

I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of this book. It’s an absolute rainbow of delights: a time-hopping mystery, a super-hero origin story, and a throat-tightening example of how quickly everything we know unravels when someone we love dies. But mostly it’s about how a girl discovers that...

K.A. rated it ★★★★★

September 09, 2016

I loved this book from beginning to end. From the history to the mystery, the characters, and the prose, it was beautiful and kept me guessing the whole time. I cannot recommend it more.

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