Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Book review: My Name is Memory

This story was amazing. I loved the whole concept behind "My Name is Memory" by Ann Brashares. This story believes that we reincarnate ourselves after each life, and that how we are brought into our new lives depends on actions take in our previous lifes, and that human connections remain in tact through this seemingly endless journey. A best friend in this life may have been your mother in a previous life.

Daniel, the 'hero' of this love story, is a rare sort who can remember all his lives. In his first memory of his lives, he falls in love with a women. In later lives, he comes to know her as Sophia. He strives in all his lives to try and find this one true love of his and make her remember him. Present day Lucy is Daniel's Sophia. He wants for the perfect moment to confront her. Unfortunately, Lucy is scared of what Daniel is saying, and his constant referral to her as Sophia. They separate, with their lives continuing in two different paths; only to be reconnected again in their current lives.

I just find the whole concept of love (friendly, family and romantic) existing beyond life in another realm and continuously drawing people together in ever changing connections.

I wasn't sure about this novel at first. Since I've only known the author to write the 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' series, I was worried that this story would be more geared towards a young adult audience. I was not disappointed, this story was most definitely written for adults.

I give this wonderful story 5 warm fuzzies out of 5.
I always love a good, solid love story.

This story is worth a read, especially is you enjoy love stories. Even if you don't, I think most would enjoy this one. I read it straight, until I was done at 2 in the morning, 4-5 hours after starting. *Blushes*

1 comment:

Kelly Dee said...

I am going to pick this up!