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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Fosston Public Library Y MAH (Text) 33500013763701 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y MAH (Text) 33500013764626 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780593524602
  • ISBN: 0593524608
  • Physical Description: 327 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Razorbill, 2023.

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Summary, etc.:
Seventeen-year-old Alana Harlow must save her town from a memory-devouring monster.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 years and up. Razorbill.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 March #1
    A memory-eating monster lives in the caves of Whistler Beach, where tourists and locals pay to lose their unhappy memories. After her grandmother dies, 17-year-old Alana Harlow inherits the family business and the job of controlling the Memory Eater. But there are holes in Alana's memory: about her grandma's death, her breakup with her girlfriend, Charlie, and even about the secret of keeping the monster sealed in its prison. Those holes are bites—in the shape of the Memory Eater's teeth. Now, the monster is free, and the town's citizens turn to Alana to save both their memories and the local economy (which runs on the Memory Eater's services). But as Alana searches for the Memory Eater, she discovers secrets about her magic, her family history, and herself. Mahoney combines a touch of magic with a story of grief, loss, and growing up under the weight of a whole town's survival. This book will appeal to readers who enjoy small towns with a magical underbelly and monsters with a human side. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rebecca Mahoney is a young adult and middle grade writer, and the co-creator of audio drama serial The Bridge Podcast. She's a strong believer in the cathartic power of all things fantastical and creepy in children's literature—and she knows firsthand that ghosts, monsters, and the unknown can give you the language you need to understand yourself. She was raised in Windham, New Hampshire, currently resides in Massachusetts, and spends her spare time watching horror movies, collecting cloche hats, and cursing sailors at sea. She can be found on Twitter @cafecliche.

Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.
Monsters > Fiction.
Secrets > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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