The Memory Jar by Elissa Janine Hoole
Published: April 8th 2016 by Flux
Since the accident, Taylor’s memory has been fuzzy. But at least she’s awake. Who knows what her boyfriend, Scott, will remember when he comes out of the coma. Will he remember that Taylor was driving the snowmobile when it crashed? Will he remember the engagement ring? Her pregnancy?
Will he remember that she tried to break up with him?
Taylor doesn’t know. And she doesn’t know if she wants him to remember. Plenty of things happened that night and before—secrets wrapped in secrets—that she’d prefer be forgotten.
Facing choices she’d rather ignore, Taylor searches for something more solid than whispers and something bigger than blame to face the future and forgive herself.
Heartbreak, rememberance, moving on and growing up are some of the components weaved into this beautiful book. The Memory Jar is not a light read by any means.
We feel deeply for Taylor, our flawed protagonist. We both root and resent her. She deals with her monumental amounts of secrets and grief in private. Whilst navigating through her emotions, she learns both the truth and consequences of her actions.
Simply stunning prose. This was my first experience reading Hoole’s work and it certainly won’t be my last.
What an adventure!
Thank you, NetGalley for the review copy.