Memory Boy

Memory Boy

by Will Weaver
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Memory Boy by Will Weaver

Ash is still falling from the sky two years after a series of globally devastating volcanic eruptions. Sunlight is as scarce as food, and cities are becoming increasingly violent as people loot and kill in order to maintain their existence. Sixteen-year-old Miles Newell knows that the only chance his family has of surviving is to escape from their Minneapolis suburban home to their cabin in the woods, As the Newells travel the highways on Miles' supreme invention, the Ali Princess, they have high hopes for safety and peace. But as they venture deeper into the wilderness, they begin to realize that it's not only city folk who have changed for the worse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062018144
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 284,137
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Will Weaver is an award-winning fiction writer. His latest novel is The Survivors, a sequel to his popular young adult novel Memory Boy. His other books include Full Service, Defect, Saturday Night Dirt, Super Stock Rookie, Checkered Flag Cheater, Claws, and the Billy Baggs books Striking Out, Farm Team, and Hard Ball, all of which are ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Formerly an English professor at Bemidji State University, he lives in northern Minnesota, a region he writes from and loves. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, canoeing, and hiking with his family and friends.

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Memory Boy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
KHess14265 More than 1 year ago
The book was good, I wish it were longer and that the author explained each situation more in depth, but this book was written for a teen audience and it will work for them for a quick read.
J3v0n More than 1 year ago
Short but Very Entertaining It's like "Man vs Wild" meets "The Road". The story takes place immediately after the cataclysm and a few years later to show how people and America has changed. There's not much character development but that is a good thing giving the length of the book. This is a good book for teens or if your just looking to pass the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The setting in this book is very intriguing. It is set at a time where volcanoes all across the Earth are erupting and filling the sky with ash. This setitng makes it so you feel like this could actually happen. Everyone is fending for themselves. The books time period is based on right now in the world today. It takes just a couple chapters to really get into it. But after you start you don't want to stop. His writing style makes you feel like you are in the book with the Newell family. Facing the trials and triumphs they have during the book. You can tell this is a more modern book, just by the authors style and examples he uses throughout the book. I usually lean more towards fantasy but after reading this I am trying differnet genres because I liked this book so much! The ending leaves you asking lots of questions. That would be the only bad thing I would say about this book. I am not one of those people who likes a book just to end without fully knowing what happened. But if you like to keep your mind going and just make up a ending or come to a ocnclusion yourself then you will like the ending. My favorite thing about this book is that it throws surprises at you. It takes an unexpected turn for the good or the bad at any moment. It changes from just present time for a chapter to Miles having a flash back. Which all ties in together because everything connects together leading up to the final conclusion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very good! It's set in Minnesota, more the Twin Cities area and Northern Minnesota, but it gives it a bit of a sci-fi feeling, and I don't know about some people, but I REALLY like sci-fi books that, and it is set in my home state, Minnesota!It was very good, one of Will Weaver's best! I would definitely recommend it to anyone that has an interest towards the sci-fi persuasion or books that are just different then what everyone else reads!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this story, things are getting dicey and dangerous in Minnesota due to volcanic ash falling 2 years after explosions in the Pacific Northwest. When the family decides they would be better off getting out of town and going to their cabin up north, their teenage son makes it possible through his ingenuity. It is a chilling story and I really thought the author did a great job when he had the boy become the hero of the family. It really is unforgettable, so get it and find out why.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! When I first checked it out of the library, the librarian said that it was her son's favorite book. I didn't exactly believe her until I read it. I definitly think this book deserves many awards and Will Weaver is an excellent author (I took a writing workshop of his).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love, love, loved this book! Here I am, a thirty-eight year old Mother, enjoying a read meant for a young teenage boy or girl. I do have to say, while reading this book, I kept telling myself that my son has to read this book. The first two chapters started out slow and then, I couldn't put the book down! It was a, Mark Twain meets Waterworld, for the 21st century.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this. Looking forward to book two.
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