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I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was my first ARC I was expecting something like this But instead, I got this Elissa Janine Hoole was not afraid to make these characters real All too often, everything goes swimmingly in books about teen pregnancy There were very few things that went swimmingly in The Memory Jar But it was real People were angry People were sad People were confused and just didn t know But that s real l I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was my first ARC I was expecting something like this But instead, I got this Elissa Janine Hoole was not afraid to make these characters real All too often, everything goes swimmingly in books about teen pregnancy There were very few things that went swimmingly in The Memory Jar But it was real People were angry People were sad People were confused and just didn t know But that s real life, dude Not everything is wrapped up in a neat little bow, and when books do that, it somehow cheapens and negates the reader s own experience We appreciate books and characters where we really see ourselves and where we see that other people have the same despair, agony, anguish, and self loathing that we can sometimes feel That s real life.The Memory Jar s protagonist is Taylor, a 17 year old girl whose boyfriend Scott is comatose from an accident or deliberate event with an mysterious cause that is the central topic of the book She also happens to be pregnant with his child There is another cast of supporting characters Taylor s mom, Scott s brother Joey, Taylor s best friend Dani, and Kendall GOD PLEASE NO KENDALL JUST GO AWAY The book is written in mostly Taylor s voice, but also includes voices from a few other characters, not unlike Me Before You Unlike Me Before You, it also jumps from Now and Then time frames, Then being around the time of the accident, and Now being post accident The voice is frustrated, angry, and powerless I felt like I needed to go and give Taylor a long hug and a non alcoholic cocktail Taylor also wanted to be a poet, so there are a few passages that are written in verse, but it s not the cheap, pretend verse that is really just a bunch of simple sentences chopped up with extra punctuation The verse really enhanced the book, which I feel is rare in YA The non verse writing was lyrical but also simple, allowing me to really get into the characters brain muck I am a grad student in psych, and I also work in the mental health field I am extremely critical of how counselors and the therapy process are portrayed in books This was amazing, realistic, and framed therapy in a positive, but not pushy, light The memory jar referred to in the title of the book is actually a therapeutic tool that Taylor s therapist, Celeste, uses, and is also a method of narration.There was a pretty crazy, unexpected plot twist around 75% of the way through the book, when I thought everything was going swimmingly, but really it waslike this I would be happy to pick this book up when it is published later this year It was thought provoking, touching, controversial, but most importantly, genuine and unafraid Not quite sure where to start.Something I d first like to distinguish, though In all if not most of the pregnancy YAs I ve ever read, the girls are automatically willing to keep their babies, practically glowing over their unexpected news, and happily picking out names for their future spawn baby from a book Causeobviouslyabortion and adoption are giant no nos This YA is a revelation.When Taylor discovers she s pregnant, she s absolutely destroyed, she saw herself doing so much Not quite sure where to start.Something I d first like to distinguish, though In all if not most of the pregnancy YAs I ve ever read, the girls are automatically willing to keep their babies, practically glowing over their unexpected news, and happily picking out names for their future spawn baby from a book Causeobviouslyabortion and adoption are giant no nos This YA is a revelation.When Taylor discovers she s pregnant, she s absolutely destroyed, she saw herself doing so muchwith life so when she proceeds to tell her boyfriend, Scott, he delivers the atypical We used a condom speech before springing a proposal on her For whatever reason, Scott and Taylor decide to go on a snowmobile ride among the slopes view spoiler without their helmets hide spoiler and they crash Taylor is mostly fine Scott, however, hits his head on hard ice For a long while, the accident remains hazy to Taylor She visits Scott day after day as he lays in a coma, shares old stories with him, and frequently quarrels with his younger brother, Joey.At first, I didn t like Taylor At all She was bratty and indecisive She picked on Scott s little nothings And whenever she divulged an insecurity, I got to the point where I was like, Get over yourself GET OVER YOURSELF But as she shared deeper, my heart clenched We learnabout Scott through flashbacks the THEN To be fair, he seemed like a pretty decent guy, especially with all the topsy turvy roads Taylor led him through Literally His family was mostly supportive of their relationship, despite the fact Taylor was incredibly standoffish toward them But after confessing her pregnancy, he begun bottling profound secrets.While awaiting updates on Scott s health, she and Scott s brother, Joey, build a sort of connection Yeah, I know This isn t something I normally like, believe me I think someone pouncing on a sibling cousin possible brother in law while their babe is comatose is the nastiest, but I kinda shipped it I m not sure how to thoroughly explain without spoilers Joey was a sweetheart Like Danny from Full House.Back to Taylor I liked her Well, actually, she grew on me She s realistic She suffers She srelatable She s someone who touches the heart One minute, I felt like laughing at the absurdity of her jokes, then in the next, she shared her heavier insecurities and ambitions, I could ve squeezed her into a hug What a star of an MC.If I can criticize anything though it s something very, very minor it s probably chapter length The chapters are short and POVs are exchanged frequently Occasionally, a side character was thrown their own chapter, and I think this should ve simply remained Taylor s story.Otherwise, I very much like this story It s not for the faint heart The ending was so, so devastating but so breathtakingly honest Add it to your TBR ASAP #Read Pdf Ø The Memory Jar ⚣ 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 his 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 forgottenFacing choices she d rather ignore, Taylor searches for something solid than whispers and something bigger than blame, so that she can face the future and forgive herself Thank you to the Publisher Author for my copy in exchange for an honest review I wanted to love this book I really did but it just wasn t for me Taylor s a young girl who finds herself young and pregnant with her long term boyfriend, both of them are young, her at high school him at college and it just seems one big mess One night when they are out discussing it they have an accident which puts him in a coma and leaves her in the situation of dealing with this on her own.I couldn t click w Thank you to the Publisher Author for my copy in exchange for an honest review I wanted to love this book I really did but it just wasn t for me Taylor s a young girl who finds herself young and pregnant with her long term boyfriend, both of them are young, her at high school him at college and it just seems one big mess One night when they are out discussing it they have an accident which puts him in a coma and leaves her in the situation of dealing with this on her own.I couldn t click with any of the characters, no one stood out to me and I found myself skim reading it just to see where it was going to go I can understand why some people would love this kind of book it just isn t for me sadly It jumps around from present to past and it made me feel dizzy with what the plot was actually about.At the end I felt a little twinge, but it left me with a lot of question like what the hell really went on with Kendell If you can leave a story with lots of unanswered questions kudos to you I for one can t arghh Yeah so anyway, always make sure you use protection properly kids Actual rating 2.5 starsI feel like this is a case of it s not the book, it s me While I didn t enjoy it that much, this could really help affect someone else.This review was originally posted at received an e ARC of this book from Flux via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.CriticallyPlot 3 out of 5 starsUnfortunately, the plot of this book was really confusing to me The narration is really personal, the thought process of the main character, an Actual rating 2.5 starsI feel like this is a case of it s not the book, it s me While I didn t enjoy it that much, this could really help affect someone else.This review was originally posted at received an e ARC of this book from Flux via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.CriticallyPlot 3 out of 5 starsUnfortunately, the plot of this book was really confusing to me The narration is really personal, the thought process of the main character, and that in particular is very up and down, indecisive The main conflict is really drawn out and a lot of things make it unnecessarily complicated It s really emotional and sometimes hard to stomach, but at the same time, there s inconsistencies that push you out of the intensity It was intriguing in the beginning, and it kept my attention for the most part, but there was too much going on for me to feel a connection.Writing Style 3 out of 5 starsThe biggest complaint I have about the writing style is that it suffers from Telling not Showing syndrome It got really annoying after awhile listening to the main character just talk and talk and talk, kind of like constant diary entries of her life, instead of seeing some actions Though, I think that was done on purpose to support the format There s no chapters, just Now and Then sections It s all over the place because of that but it is poetic at times.Characters 3 out of 5 starsThis was also one of the hardest parts of this book for me I didn t connect with any of the characters They were all really complex and intricate but it kind of felt like too much sometimes They was too much conflict and too much drama and too much emotion to really connect on a deep level The main character Taylor really turned me off She was a really unreliable narrator She s naive and vulnerable But also really dramatic, annoying and indecisive and confused I didn t really know what to make of her I didn t believe her sometimes because of how overwhelming the situation is and it makes her very jaded There was also a plethora of characters that I don t really understand what they were there for Some just seemed like stand ins just because and others had a really strange presence overall that actually made me quite uncomfortable It s really sad because I feel like this could ve been a book to pack a punch, but it did nothing for me.Emotionally view spoiler This is one of those books that I feel isme, not the book It s just not my cup of tea.The plot is confusing We follow Taylor who has been in a snowmobile accident with her boyfriend and he is now in a coma Yet that is the least of her problems I feel like this could ve been a good book, if the author wasn t trying to make a point of talking about so many difficult and tough subjects all at once There was teen pregnancy, abuse, mental health, death, love, suicide and evenI understand what she wanted to do but there was too much going on at once for it to have an impact It was actuallyof a turn off Nothing hit me emotionally like I m sure the author expected it to The format didn t help either There were no chapters, it was only a divide between Then and Now That just made me evendisconnected Sometimes I got confused and didn t really know what was going on I wantedstructure to get a handle on all the things that were going on I didn t enjoy the narration and writing style because it was basically the main character speaking to a sort of diary She felt really unreliable and to be quite honest, the only thing that kept me reading was wanting to find out what was going to happen to her boyfriend It s obviously a problem because the story is about Taylor and everything she s going through and I only really cared to know about the boy who didn t speak almost the entire time.Taylor was all over the place, a theme that prevails throughout this book I felt that she kind of had a bipolar personality She was very indecisive and she spent the whole time trying to make a few life changing decisions but going back and forth and back and forth and almost not even deciding anything at all She was very dramatic, even with the situations she s placed in, and also very naive She was easily overwhelmed and I just didn t feel like I could rely on her account of things I didn t trust her point of view or her opinions because she was so indecisive She got really annoying sometimes and I wish there would ve been a different narrator in general but I don t think it could ve saved the book for me.The side characters are another story There are all complex but while some felt unnecessary and like place holders, others felt completely over the top and yes, also unnecessary I don t really understand the point of Taylor s tumultuous relationship with her mom It s a point of contention throughout the whole book, and throughout the main character s relationship It was over the top and dramatic, we re made to think it s also abusive and towards the end things get patched up in two paragraphs Um what There s a specific character that shows up in the middle which turns everything upside down as if it wasn t already and for the life of me, I don t know what her purpose is She is completely unrelated to anything that is actually happening in the plot and causes a lottrouble than she s worse I didn t get it Then we have the boyfriend s sister who literally just shows up to be nice and the boyfriend s brother who tries to be a lotthan that, WHEN HIS BROTHER IS IN A COMA Gah, I couldn t handle it Not at all.Overall, I feel like the author wanted to make a point about honesty and handling heavy situations But everything got bogged down by the drama and complications The reason I gave it the half star is because while I did not enjoy this book, there might be someone out there who does enjoy it and that it can have an impact in that person s life It just wasn t for me hide spoiler I received a copy from Netgalley, In exchange for an honest review I found the start of this confusing, as the book switched from Then and Now every chapter or two It got less confusing as the story went on, but the whole thing still felt quite jumpy because of it.This wasn t a bad read, but the pacing was so slow for me that the book felt like it went on forever, so there were times where I felt bored because of that.Overall, An okay read, but it dragged quite badly. Original review can be found at I received an advanced readers copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you Taylor is a teenage girl who was in an accident on a snowmobile with her boyfriend He is in a coma and she can t remember what happened All she knows is that she is pregnant, she was going to break up with him and she has an engagement ring.This book was a struggle for me The synopsis sounded so good but t Original review can be found at I received an advanced readers copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you Taylor is a teenage girl who was in an accident on a snowmobile with her boyfriend He is in a coma and she can t remember what happened All she knows is that she is pregnant, she was going to break up with him and she has an engagement ring.This book was a struggle for me The synopsis sounded so good but the delivery was less than ideal The story went back and forth between now and then and normally I really like when a book does that It kind of failed with The Memory Jar though It was really chaotic and the flow was really scattered Not only was the flow off kilter but I found that there were many rabbit trails in the story that were irrelevant and unnecessary to the plot It made for page skimming onthan one occasion.I couldn t connect with Taylor and found her a little unlikeable Even with all that she was going through I couldn t relate to her and I had a hard time finding my empathy I definitely felt for the situation she was in but didn t really care enough about her to really care what the outcome would be My feelings and emotions got lost in the chaos.I feel like this may be a book that doesn t carry to all ages and that perhaps younger fans of YA will enjoy itthan older fans I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review The Memory Jar is a tale of remembering and forgiving, of discovering and renewing Taylor can t remember anything about the snowmobile crash that left her boyfriend in a coma, except for the sickening crunch and the worry deep in her stomach that everything might be her fault She deals with her own secrets and grief, and slowly learns to share pieces of herself in an effort to uncover the lost mem I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review The Memory Jar is a tale of remembering and forgiving, of discovering and renewing Taylor can t remember anything about the snowmobile crash that left her boyfriend in a coma, except for the sickening crunch and the worry deep in her stomach that everything might be her fault She deals with her own secrets and grief, and slowly learns to share pieces of herself in an effort to uncover the lost memories As she fills her Memory Jar with slips of stories, she learns to accept the truth and its consequences.I ve been excited since I first heard Hoole would release a third book I read and loved Kiss the Morning Star and Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always, and I think that if I had to choose an author soulmate, it d be her She has an amazing grasp of the teenage voice, from its poetry to its rawness, and her characters are honest and complex The Memory Jar, though less playful than her other two novels, does not disappoint Taylor s voice is strong and real, and the consistency is amazing.Here s what I mean Honestly, I didn t like Taylor She annoyed me at first, and then I pitied her some I wanted to wrap her up in a hug and tell her that everything would get better if she would just communicate And yet, despite urging from her best friend Dani, her boyfriend s brother Joey, and her boyfriend s family, she keeps a lot of things inside, and they eat away at her It is frustrating to watch.However, it is frustrating in the same way that watching a family member live through trauma is frustrating and heartbreaking Taylor feels so real like a real person whom I disagree with, but still love That is an amazing experience for me as a reader I love the supporting cast, too Joey, Dani, and even Taylor s mom, who gives me all kinds of feelings The Memory Jar has no easy answers There s no cut and dry love or hate or hope or loss all of the choices and emotions are wrapped up in each other I will definitely purchase this for my high school classroom library, and recommend it for readers who enjoyed Speak or If I Stay 2.5 Stars This book was kind of like one of those really dramatic soap shows where you know it s not necessarily good but it does completely reel you in I ll admit that this book absolutely reeled me in I was interested in finding out what was going to happen and what happened in the accident Like a crazy overly dramatic soap, this book goes where you don t expect it to go and not in a oh my god, WHAT AMAZING way butlike a ok, what the hell is even happening How did we jump fr 2.5 Stars This book was kind of like one of those really dramatic soap shows where you know it s not necessarily good but it does completely reel you in I ll admit that this book absolutely reeled me in I was interested in finding out what was going to happen and what happened in the accident Like a crazy overly dramatic soap, this book goes where you don t expect it to go and not in a oh my god, WHAT AMAZING way butlike a ok, what the hell is even happening How did we jump from there to here way I guessed how some of it would turn out, view spoiler weird romance with her boyfriend s brother, I m looking at you hide spoiler but other parts were so beyond crazy and random that I couldn t have guessed it The story itself was all over the place We have a hundred things at play and instead of being this complex web of a story, it s just a muddled mess to read We could have taken away some of those layers and have been left with the same story minus some confusion , so a lot of the elements weren t necessary Also, because there were so many elements, a lot of them weren t fleshed out enough and instead of elaborating on these things at the end, we got a very rushed ending with a pretty little bow on the story The ending was a big let down for me to be honest The revelations were so anticlimactic, the whole thing was rushed and the author gave the book a relatively happy ending when I m not sure if that was what was right for this book The characters also felt like cardboard cutouts rather than actual authentic characters, for example Taylor s best friend Dani added nothing to the story except for the typical best friend cardboard cutout Every other character apart from Taylor was so one dimensional and Taylor wasn t a strong enough character to carry them all The writing was okay It was quite simple and it did sound like a 17 year old was telling the story for the most part BUT in the Then sections of the novel where Taylor is telling stories about the past, it sounded so off Who really tells stories like that to people I get she wanted to be a poet but I wasn t buying it The Then sections also slightly annoyed me because they were inconsistent in the way they were told but that just irked me because I m weird like that I feel like I did just bash the whole book in my review but there were things I did like about it Mainly I liked how entertaining it was and I liked how the book dealt with Taylor s thoughts on teen pregnancy and abortion, etc but at the end of the day, the teen pregnancy thing just got smothered by all of the other unnecessary twists and turns I also liked the short snappy chapters Sometimes it s nice to read books that have short chapters I would not recommend this and I would possibly read another book by Elissa Janine Hoole in the future I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I like weather that reminds me how lucky I am to have shelter Then he d be like I love you, Taylor, and it was all perfect, like the earth rotated only for our sakes It s not much fun to see adults as humans as people with the same issues we have instead of heroes or villains It means getting way too close to being grown up What is it that makes everyone in the world feel like the instant two cells stick together inside my uterus, they all should havesay in what happens inside my body than I should You kids think you re invincible, that you have this grand life stretching out ahead of you like an empty page A book you ll fill in later, when you have time to slow down Your life is now, kid Your life is here, and it can change on a dime Heartbreaking and thought provoking I loved this book