The Memory Keeper's is Natalie Ngan's second novel. It is a YA Science Fiction novel set in London. London has been split in half. One half is full of prosperous aristocrats. The other half is the slums, full of people trying to survive poverty. Seven is a thief - he steals memories. He makes copies and then surfs the memories in his spare time. It is a way to live another life without ever leaving your own.
The premise of the novel is extremely interesting. There is a clandestine organization doing experiments for personal gain. There is a Romeo and Juliet love story of two people from opposite sides of the tracks. It has the making of a great story.
Unfortunately, it falls short. The story is not very flushed out. At times it just becomes downright weird. When the truth is reveled it felt very anti-climatic. I guess the impact of the situation was not explained enough for me to get why it would matter. The story itself wasn't very connected. It had the making of a great novel, but I felt that it felt polish.
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