Jul 222015
 
Review: The Memory GameThe Memory Game by Sharon Sant
Published by Lawsome Books on Apr 8, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal, YA
Format: eARC from Netgalley
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: five-stars

If there is a hell, I think maybe this is it...

Weeks after fifteen-year-old David is killed by a speeding driver, he’s still hanging around and he doesn’t know why. The only person who can see and hear him is the girl he spent his schooldays bullying. Bethany is the most hated girl at school. She hides away, alone with her secrets until, one day, the ghost of a boy killed in a hit-and-run starts to haunt her. Together, they find that the end is only the beginning… The Memory Game is a ghost story like none you’ll have read before.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This was a sad story, but one that really grew on me.

In the beginning, I had a hard time connecting to David because he was quite a jerk. Even as a ghost, he seemed to have little compassion or empathy for anyone else. But this changed slowly as the book progressed. It’s too bad David didn’t mature until after he was dead, but I guess it’s better late than never.

All my sympathy was with Bethany. She led a hard life, with a horrible father. Every glimpse into her life brought more pain.

The ending is what made the story. The whole book was sad and filled with sorrow, and the ending was fitting and satisfying. Not a typical storybook, happily-ever-after ending, but one that felt just right.

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