The Memory Thieves (Paperback)
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The Memory Thieves (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 05/08/2021
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Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2022
What you don't remember can't hurt you...

Cyan has lived at the Elsewhere Sanctuary for as long as he can remember, freed by Dr Haven from dark memories of his past life. But when Cyan finds a mysterious warning carved into the bones of a whale skeleton, he starts to wonder what he had to forget to be so happy.
New resident, Jonquil, begins to resist the sanctuary's treatment, preferring to hold on to her memories - even the bad ones. So when Dr Haven resorts to harsher measures, Cyan embarks on a secret mission to discover the truth about the sanctuary...and himself.

"Marvellously visual and gripping" - A. M. Howell

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781474976695
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 201 x 141 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Pacy, profound and original - The Observer

Simpson combines fast-paced visual storytelling with a complex, thought-provoking message about coming to terms with the past. - The Guardian

Marvellously visual and gripping - A.M. Howell, author of The Garden of Lost Secrets

Gripped me from the very first page - vivid storytelling, wonderful world-building and characters you'll think about long after the end - Jasbinder Bilan, author of Asha & The Spirit Bird

This multi-layered thriller is thought-provoking and compelling. - The School Librarian

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“Don’t bury your troubles.”

Ten out of ten for this exciting book which focuses on the deep topic of facing personal trauma rather than burying it. Teal,Cyan,Ruby and Jonquil all live in the Elsewhere Sanctuary, an institution where they have... More

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“A hugely believable and tense sci-fi read”

Having sorted the reads on my little library shelf in school into various genres at the start of the academic year, it saddens me that the science fiction section has always been much smaller than, say, those... More

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Chris Soul UK

“A stunning achievement: hugely imaginative, empathetic and utterly compelling.”

'The Memory Thieves' is a masterful children's book: atmospheric, vivid, dark and daring, and utterly compelling. Darren Simpson writes intelligent and challenging fiction for children, making you think... More

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