The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson is a young adult book about a 17 year old girl who’s father is a veteran with pretty serious ptsd. 202 more words
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For the past five years, Hayley Kincain 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.
Almost exactly one year ago, I saw Laurie Halse Anderson speak at the Georgia Center for the Book and was blown away by her presence. I read Wintergirls for my January book club pick and I was reduced to tears over how heartbreaking it was (please see my earlier entry from January 2014 expounding upon the gut wrenching sadness that is Wintergirls). 211 more words
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, offers some amazing insights in this brief interview.
She discusses how a nightmare influenced her story, how an editor told her that “teens don’t read,” and how surprising it was when… 10 more words