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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"The Memory Keeper's Daughter"

I just finished The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards. I borrowed my copy from my sister, who had borrowed it from my mom- and we all enjoyed it. :)

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rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a captivating story... the reality-based take on the treatment of children with Downs Syndrome in that time period was well done. After the first chapter, I was afraid the book would be full of stereotypes and predictable outcomes for each character, but, happily, it wasn't. I found myself mildly interested in the first half of the book, but about half-way through, I suddenly felt connected with these characters, and I finished off the book in two days.

I will look for more books by this author, and I'd recommend it if you're looking for a good story with some interesting moral dilemmas.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard a lot about this book and will be seeing if the library has it. Sounds good. DS children are so precious even DS adults are precious. Having worked with a variety of MR/DD persons, it definitely gives a new perspective on persons with disabilities.


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