Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Unforgettable by Loretta Ellsworth
Baxter and his mother have just moved to Minnesota to get away from Dink, his mother's ex-boyfriend who has just been released from prison. Baxter knows that Dink might be trying to find him because Baxter's the reason Dink went to prison in the first place. Baxter never forgets anything he has ever seen or experienced. When he was younger, Dink used Baxter to memorize credit card numbers so that Dink and his friends could steal money from the owners. Not only did Baxter testify against Dink, but he also took the $67,000 that Dink had hidden in their house. Baxter has another reason for wanting to go to Minnesota specifically. One of the things he remembers Halle, a girl he knew in kindergarten who moved away. Baxter is sure that Halle is the love of his life and he wants to meet up with her again now that they are older but he's determined to keep his identity as "memory boy" a secret. This is a very engaging read about a real medical condition. I really enjoyed the story which also has a subplot of environmental issues.