My Name Is Memory

My Name Is Memory

Book - 2010
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From the New York Times -bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Last Summer (of You and Me) comes an imaginative, inspired, magical book-a love story that lasts more than a lifetime.

Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. Daniel has "the memory", the ability to recall past lives and recognize souls of those he's previously known. It is a gift and a curse. For all the times that he and Sophia have been drawn together throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart. A love always too short.

Interwoven through Sophia and Daniel's unfolding present day relationship are glimpses of their expansive history together. From 552 Asia Minor to 1918 England and 1972 Virginia, the two souls share a long and sometimes torturous path of seeking each other time and time again. But just when young Sophia (now "Lucy" in the present) finally begins to awaken to the secret of their shared past, to understand the true reason for the strength of their attraction, the mysterious force that has always torn them apart reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.

A magical, suspenseful, heartbreaking story of true love, My Name is Memory proves the power and endurance of a union that was meant to be.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9781594487583
Characteristics: 324 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jul 09, 2018

Really different. Was intrigued by the story line. It held my interest.

Mar 09, 2018

You ever see that Tumblr post saying someone should write a book about how one's birthmarks are just the scars of how we previously died? Or that deja vu is actually our brains remembering our past lives? This is that book, and it's awful. This book was so boring and predictable. I don't see what's so great about Daniel. It seems like the author tried too hard to make him seem "mysterious" but seriously he just came off as a huge horndog, living passively from life to life and getting sad when he can't get it in.
Nothing romantic about a dude stalking her over a thousand years, constantly calling her the wrong name, spouting all this bull about her past lives instead of trying to be a normal person and a friend first before confessing his everlasting love for her after talking for a total of 5 minutes while some poor kid is lying in the hallway after being shanked. Bruh.
And a hugely underwhelming ending. I see why this book didn't sell well and might not get a sequel. Would not recommend.

Feb 18, 2018

I loved the premise of the book, at the beginning there is a bit of a wall to climb until it gets interesting. After the third or fourth chapter the story really gets moving and is exhilarating until the sad plain brick wall that is the end. If a sequel was never planned I have no idea why the novel would end the manner in which it did. The story had a lot of build up only to lose steam at the end, and characters acting out of sorts for the last few chapters.

Would love and read a sequel to this, but as it stands I would give this a 5/10 due to the conclusion.

Dec 28, 2017

I would have given this book another star if it hadn't left me wanting so much more at the end. If a sequel wasn't planned in the first place, then this book needed to be at least twice as long to answer a lot of questions. I was really loving the unique story until it abruptly ended. If Ann Brashares cares about her readers, she'd find a way to give them more on this story. If her publisher thought that this book didn't sell enough copies to warrant a sequel, she could find another publisher, or simply write a blog to complete the story. Or maybe she just couldn't find a way to explain everything.

Aug 27, 2016

The creativity and the unravelling of the story was so captivating, the ending felt somewhat bland in comparison.
But as a whole it felt like it was the right way to end it.

Aug 02, 2015

I love this book so much!! I really hope there is a sequel (the ending just wasn't the end)! I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great, tragic romance novel.

Jul 22, 2015

Really liked the book until the crap ending - I hate cliffhangers

Apr 01, 2014

Whether you are a believer in reincarnation or not you will love this book. The book talks of a powerful relationship which transcends lifetimes. The love between two people thrives death and destruction and leaves us the readers turning pages hastily. A must read.

mrsgail5756 Oct 26, 2012

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

Sep 11, 2012

Okay, I loved this book really but I want to know if there's going to be another one. If anyone knows please please tell me somehow!

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Aug 02, 2015

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