-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kw-logo-smaller

Persistence of Memory Book Review

Persistence of Memory Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jan 02, 2009
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Bestselling author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes returns to the dangerous world of vampires in her latest teen novel, Persistence of Memory. With witches, shapeshifters and alter-egos, this book is all kinds of crazy.

Author:Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Bestselling author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes returns to the dangerous world of vampires in her latest teen novel, Persistence of Memory. With witches, shapeshifters and alter-egos, this book is all kinds of crazy.

Shevaun, the Alter Ego

Erin Misrahe isn’t like other sixteen-year-old girls; she doesn’t go to parties or the mall or have boyfriends. That’s because Erin is schizophrenic. She spent years in a psychiatric hospital trying to keep her alter ego, Shevaun, from taking over. Now, after a Shevaun-free year, Erin is taking classes at an outpatient private school where she can learn and make friends like a normal teenager. Well, almost normal.

Erin’s Vision

While trying out for the school’s fencing team—her first ever extracurricular sport—Erin has a vision. Her friend Marissa transforms from human to beast right before her eyes! Of course, Erin assumes the vision is just her schizophrenic mind playing tricks on her.


Shapeshifters

But when Erin’s old friend Sassy returns—a friend from her days in the psychiatric ward—she learns that Marissa's transformation wasn’t a hallucination. Both Marissa and Sassy are shapeshifters, one of the many more-than-human beings in the world.


Shevaun in the Flesh

Then Erin discovers another secret, one that will change her entire life: she’s not schizophrenic! Erin comes face to face with Adjila, her alter ego’s boyfriend, and discovers that Shevaun is real…and she’s a vampire. Somehow their minds have been linked since Erin’s birth. But how? Is it just a fluke, or are there more powerful forces at work? And more importantly, will they be able to sever the tie that unites them before Shevaun loses control and kills Erin?


The Bottom Line

Persistence of Memory is a decent story, but despite its name, it isn’t very memorable[/kwlink]. With the success of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, bookstores are drowning in vampire books for teens. And only a few of them, unlike this book, have stood out from the pack. However, if you like the other vampire books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’s, you may enjoy this one too.


Persistence of Memory Rating: 3


Related Stories:

  • Hawksong Book Review
  • Demon in My View Book Review
  • Shattered Mirror Book Review
  • Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Interview
  • Twilight Book Review
  • 0 Comments

    Related Stories

    F1121983866375

    Do You Believe in Vampires?

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Maybe.

    Random In The Forums

    panda_bear117
    panda_bear117 posted in General:
    haiii bored someone message me
    reply 8 minutes
    CaptJolee
    CaptJolee posted in Debating:
    "Cry_J_2357038" wrote:No.  The media keeps trying to push that video game/movie violence effects kids and how they will grow up.  But when have you ever heard of a killer who "played to many violent video games or watched violent movies?  actually a few killers did developed over the years because of violent video games and movies so it's pretty much effecting our society very much
    reply about 1 hour
    dragondawn122
    dragondawn122 posted in Debating:
    I don't think so but if you are influenced by a video game or movie then it's clearly a problem.
    reply about 1 hour
    PotterDrinksWater
    "AlphaT" wrote: "PotterDrinksWater" wrote: I personally think LGBTQ+ love should be taught as soon as straight love because that's true equality. The history and discrimination of this community should be taught gradually, much like how schools start with celebrating the "good historical figures" in early grades and then move onto the "bad historical figures" and why they were bad in later grades. So my short answer is no, it is not inappropriate. However the timing could be wrong in some people's opinions, seeing as many political rants are all over the media.   Andrew: Hey Greg what do you have for first period?  Greg: Straight Love 101. How about you Andrew?  Andrew: LGBTQ Love Greg: Which one? 101? 201?  Andrew: Pfft. Numbers are SO binary.  I know you're conservative and you have your views, so I'm not offended. That's not what I meant. LGBTQ knowledge isn't meant to be a class in itself, seeing as there was never any classes regarding straight love. I'm just saying it shouldn't be ignored or shunned because it isn't any more inappropriate than straight couples.
    reply about 2 hours
    PotterDrinksWater
    Something important! I'm asking Gary the KW animal mascot what animal he is! What do people like to eat with their macaroni?
    reply about 2 hours