Typically, when I post for Trailer Tuesday it's for a book (or movie!) trailer that I think just *has* to be shared with teens. This week's trailer is less about the trailer itself (which is good, don't get me wrong, but appeals more specifically to an adult audience) and more about the book, which comes from one of my most favorite YA authors, Laurie Halse Anderson*.
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
From the publisher:
For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.
Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.
* Anderson's Speak was the first YA novel I ever read and basically made me decide I had to become a YA librarian. I got to tell her this (while tears sprung in my eyes) this summer at a dinner hosted by Penguin. Then she hugged me. And thanked me, like I was somehow the one who was doing something when she's the one who's written such amazing books and makes my job easy!
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