Krokos, Dan False Memory, 327 p. Hyperion, 2012. $18. Language: PG-13 (20+ swears and 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13.
Miranda, 17, can’t remember much about her own life except her name – but when she asks a mall cop for help, his annoying answers agitate her to the point that when she pushes on her feelings, panic breaks out and people die. When Peter finds her, he knows exactly who she is – he says – but how can she trust him? Gradually she realizes that she has to trust someone, because she and the others have awesome powers – powers that can easily hurt as much as they can help. Who created them and what are their ultimate plans?
Krokos has created a wonderful thriller here - tense and action-packed. Watching Miranda deal with her memory loss is revealing, rather than irritating, especially as it really does help the story unfold.
MS – OPTIONAL, HS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher