Memory by Margaret Mahy
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On the fifth anniversary of his older sister's death, nineteen-year-old Jonny Dart, troubled by feelings of guilt and an imperfect memory of the event, goes in search of the only other witness to the fatal accident and, through a chance meeting with a senile old woman, finds a way to free himself of
 

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Published May 30, 1988 by Margaret K. McElderry. 278 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Thus he can evolve a new version of his relationship with his family (perhaps Janine was neither the favorite nor the most talented), with Bonny (who reveres Jonny's power as much as he reveres hers), even with the evil bully Nev--and give up the ghosts of memory, give up dancing under the danger...

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In a novel PW called ""intricately structured"" and ""profoundly satisfying,"" a 19-year-old boy, unable to come to terms with his sister's accidental death five years earlier, finds unexpected solace in a friendship with a woman with Alzheimer's.

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As usual, Margaret Mahy uses rich images, analogies, parallels, and allusions in her poetic prose as she explores Jonny's elusive memories and old Sophie's missing memories.

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