I received The Memory Tree by Kali Wallace in my Book Box Club November subscription box. I would not of normally picked this book for myself, I would have missed a treat of a book if it wasn’t for Libby and Kate.
This book follows Sorrow Lovegood, 8 years ago her older sister Patience died at the Mother family Orchard. Since than she hasn’t been back home to Vermont and has lived with her father in Florida. When Sorrow realises that she can’t remember what happened on the day Patience died, she decides to go back to find out. When she gets home She is brought back into the centuries old feud with the neighbouring family, and why did her Mother keep her distance after Patience died. When Sorrow goes back to the Orchard she also remembers the stories about her family that had started the Orchard and the hardships they had to go through.
This book for me was an interesting and emotional read, you no that feeling when you have a good cry. That feeling of being emotional drain but in a good way, this is how I felt at the end of reading this book.
The story of Sorrow draw me in, this book is her self discovery. Sorrow reminded me of myself, pretending to be ok when she’s not, not to worry anyone. Although heart wrenching to read her fall out with her mother I was glad to see Sorrow take more control of her life, and her needs for answers.
I really like learning more about the history of Sorrows family as well as the ‘favours’ she finds that relate to them I wish that I would be able to know that much about my families history.
I give this book 4 out of 5
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