The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner

A fantastic story of a young boy and a young girl both with lots to loose who find themselves thrown together in the hours and days after the twins towers fall.   Kyle finds himself walking home over the Brooklyn bridge on September 11th after his high school is evacuated.  He finds what he first believes to be an injured bird on the bridge and stops to try to help it.  As he gets closer he realizes it is a girl in costume wings and she seems very disoriented.  Unsure where to go or what to do to help her Kyle takes her home with him hoping his parents will be able to get her help, but his mother is stuck in California with his sister and his father an NYPD detective is trying to save people.  Over the next few days Kyle realizes the girl has amnesia but her memory is gradually returning. as the teens get to know each other and trust growns between them Kyle is able to help her and trust her enough to show he what his life is like.  A touching and different view of an important moment in history.

 

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