The Memory Bank

The Memory Bank

The Memory Bank is the story of Hope Scroggins, who lives with her beloved sister Honey and the Dursley-esque parents they share. In fact these parents are SO horribly awful that one day, when the sisters disobey the rule against "no laughing", they banish Honey forever, telling Hope that she must simply "forget" her. Hope knows that she HAS to find her sister again, befor The Memory Bank is the story of Hope Scroggins, who lives with her beloved sister Honey and the Dursley-esque parents...

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Title:The Memory Bank
Author:Carolyn Coman
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0545210666
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

The Memory Bank Reviews

  • Ishanie
    Nov 29, 2010

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

  • Kellie
    Jan 20, 2011

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

  • Kerfe
    Aug 08, 2011

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

  • Sarah
    Aug 14, 2010

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book, and will pass it on to the children's librarian to order for our library. Hope and Honey are very close, but when Honey is too noisy in the car their parents drop Honey by the side of the road and tell Hope to forget she ever had a younger sist...

    I'm enjoying this ARC, though I think I'd like it better if the pictures were finished, since they are such an important part of the story. As it is, I feel like I'm missing a part of what is going on. It is a simple story of a girl, with comically horrible parents (sort of like matild...

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    Nov 08, 2010

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

  • Cornmaven
    Jun 14, 2011

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book, and will pass it on to the children's librarian to order for our library. Hope and Honey are very close, but when Honey is too noisy in the car their parents drop Honey by the side of the road and tell Hope to forget she ever had a younger sist...

    I'm enjoying this ARC, though I think I'd like it better if the pictures were finished, since they are such an important part of the story. As it is, I feel like I'm missing a part of what is going on. It is a simple story of a girl, with comically horrible parents (sort of like matild...

    Not sure what to do with this. I think kids will like the book and the format. There are graphical wordless vignettes interspersed with chapters. Starting with darling sisters, Hope and Honey who love and care for each other we move swiftly to a fateful road trip with their despicable ...

    When Hope's parents leave baby sister Honey by the side of the road for laughing, Hope is so stunned and heartbroken that she retreats into herself, and her parents move on with their lives as if they never had daughters. Hope sleeps in the garage and in fact spends most of her time as...

    Tough one to rate - I loved the exquisite writing and tender black and white drawings but there aren't many 3 - 5 graders I know that would enjoy this book. Hope and Honey are born to the cruelest, most detached parents who end up abandoning Honey road-side due to her incessant laughin...

    This whole book feels like a dream, even beyond the actual dream sequences. It starts off with a child's nightmare: being abandoned by the side of the road and forgotten by your family. Then, it turns into a child's fantasy: being important and really good at something that requires li...

    This is a dark fairy tale/fantasy along the lines of Grimm or Gaiman. It is definitely not a story for the faint of heart. There are light and fun parts to the book but the overall story is pretty dark...parents abandoning their children, kids running away and living on their own, war,...

    This was such a sweet story of sisterly love and devotion. It was yet another one where the parents are so awful you want to hunt them down. The parents dump little Honey off at the side of the road. The older sister, Hope, is pining away for Honey so badly that all she does is sleep i...

    Matilda meets the Baudelaire children meets The Invention of Hugo Cabret in this richly illustrated chapter book with the worst parents ever. Little sister, Honey, is left by the side of the road, apparently for popping gum on her face. (I told you they were the worst parents ever.) Bi...

    This book has a promising beginning when Hope's parents abandon her younger sister Honey and tell Hope to "Forget her." When Hope stops creating memories and retreats into a world of dreams, she is taken to The Memory Bank so they can find out of she is another victim of the Clean Slat...

    Reading Level: Grades 3-5 "Forget Her!" When little Honey Scroggins laughs after her parents tell her not to, they dump her by the side of the road and drive away. Despite all Hopes pleadings, her parents never go back for Honey. As she grows sadder and sadder, Hope spends all he...

    This would be a great book for a kid who does not feel loved to pick up and read. The story of a girl, who has never experienced parental affection, searching for her sister, who has literally been abandoned by the parents, is touching. I loved the illustrations and how they were so in...

  • Megan
    Oct 07, 2010

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book, and will pass it on to the children's librarian to order for our library. Hope and Honey are very close, but when Honey is too noisy in the car their parents drop Honey by the side of the road and tell Hope to forget she ever had a younger sist...

    I'm enjoying this ARC, though I think I'd like it better if the pictures were finished, since they are such an important part of the story. As it is, I feel like I'm missing a part of what is going on. It is a simple story of a girl, with comically horrible parents (sort of like matild...

    Not sure what to do with this. I think kids will like the book and the format. There are graphical wordless vignettes interspersed with chapters. Starting with darling sisters, Hope and Honey who love and care for each other we move swiftly to a fateful road trip with their despicable ...

    When Hope's parents leave baby sister Honey by the side of the road for laughing, Hope is so stunned and heartbroken that she retreats into herself, and her parents move on with their lives as if they never had daughters. Hope sleeps in the garage and in fact spends most of her time as...

    Tough one to rate - I loved the exquisite writing and tender black and white drawings but there aren't many 3 - 5 graders I know that would enjoy this book. Hope and Honey are born to the cruelest, most detached parents who end up abandoning Honey road-side due to her incessant laughin...

    This whole book feels like a dream, even beyond the actual dream sequences. It starts off with a child's nightmare: being abandoned by the side of the road and forgotten by your family. Then, it turns into a child's fantasy: being important and really good at something that requires li...

  • Aimee
    Nov 28, 2010

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book, and will pass it on to the children's librarian to order for our library. Hope and Honey are very close, but when Honey is too noisy in the car their parents drop Honey by the side of the road and tell Hope to forget she ever had a younger sist...

    I'm enjoying this ARC, though I think I'd like it better if the pictures were finished, since they are such an important part of the story. As it is, I feel like I'm missing a part of what is going on. It is a simple story of a girl, with comically horrible parents (sort of like matild...

    Not sure what to do with this. I think kids will like the book and the format. There are graphical wordless vignettes interspersed with chapters. Starting with darling sisters, Hope and Honey who love and care for each other we move swiftly to a fateful road trip with their despicable ...

    When Hope's parents leave baby sister Honey by the side of the road for laughing, Hope is so stunned and heartbroken that she retreats into herself, and her parents move on with their lives as if they never had daughters. Hope sleeps in the garage and in fact spends most of her time as...

    Tough one to rate - I loved the exquisite writing and tender black and white drawings but there aren't many 3 - 5 graders I know that would enjoy this book. Hope and Honey are born to the cruelest, most detached parents who end up abandoning Honey road-side due to her incessant laughin...

  • Jenne
    Nov 23, 2010

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book, and will pass it on to the children's librarian to order for our library. Hope and Honey are very close, but when Honey is too noisy in the car their parents drop Honey by the side of the road and tell Hope to forget she ever had a younger sist...

  • Claire
    May 29, 2010

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book, and will pass it on to the children's librarian to order for our library. Hope and Honey are very close, but when Honey is too noisy in the car their parents drop Honey by the side of the road and tell Hope to forget she ever had a younger sist...

    I'm enjoying this ARC, though I think I'd like it better if the pictures were finished, since they are such an important part of the story. As it is, I feel like I'm missing a part of what is going on. It is a simple story of a girl, with comically horrible parents (sort of like matild...

    Not sure what to do with this. I think kids will like the book and the format. There are graphical wordless vignettes interspersed with chapters. Starting with darling sisters, Hope and Honey who love and care for each other we move swiftly to a fateful road trip with their despicable ...

  • Shane
    Dec 30, 2010

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

  • Josiah
    Mar 30, 2011

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

  • Bridget
    Feb 19, 2011

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book, and will pass it on to the children's librarian to order for our library. Hope and Honey are very close, but when Honey is too noisy in the car their parents drop Honey by the side of the road and tell Hope to forget she ever had a younger sist...

    I'm enjoying this ARC, though I think I'd like it better if the pictures were finished, since they are such an important part of the story. As it is, I feel like I'm missing a part of what is going on. It is a simple story of a girl, with comically horrible parents (sort of like matild...

    Not sure what to do with this. I think kids will like the book and the format. There are graphical wordless vignettes interspersed with chapters. Starting with darling sisters, Hope and Honey who love and care for each other we move swiftly to a fateful road trip with their despicable ...

    When Hope's parents leave baby sister Honey by the side of the road for laughing, Hope is so stunned and heartbroken that she retreats into herself, and her parents move on with their lives as if they never had daughters. Hope sleeps in the garage and in fact spends most of her time as...

    Tough one to rate - I loved the exquisite writing and tender black and white drawings but there aren't many 3 - 5 graders I know that would enjoy this book. Hope and Honey are born to the cruelest, most detached parents who end up abandoning Honey road-side due to her incessant laughin...

    This whole book feels like a dream, even beyond the actual dream sequences. It starts off with a child's nightmare: being abandoned by the side of the road and forgotten by your family. Then, it turns into a child's fantasy: being important and really good at something that requires li...

    This is a dark fairy tale/fantasy along the lines of Grimm or Gaiman. It is definitely not a story for the faint of heart. There are light and fun parts to the book but the overall story is pretty dark...parents abandoning their children, kids running away and living on their own, war,...

    This was such a sweet story of sisterly love and devotion. It was yet another one where the parents are so awful you want to hunt them down. The parents dump little Honey off at the side of the road. The older sister, Hope, is pining away for Honey so badly that all she does is sleep i...

  • Cathe Olson
    Jan 16, 2011

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book, and will pass it on to the children's librarian to order for our library. Hope and Honey are very close, but when Honey is too noisy in the car their parents drop Honey by the side of the road and tell Hope to forget she ever had a younger sist...

    I'm enjoying this ARC, though I think I'd like it better if the pictures were finished, since they are such an important part of the story. As it is, I feel like I'm missing a part of what is going on. It is a simple story of a girl, with comically horrible parents (sort of like matild...

    Not sure what to do with this. I think kids will like the book and the format. There are graphical wordless vignettes interspersed with chapters. Starting with darling sisters, Hope and Honey who love and care for each other we move swiftly to a fateful road trip with their despicable ...

    When Hope's parents leave baby sister Honey by the side of the road for laughing, Hope is so stunned and heartbroken that she retreats into herself, and her parents move on with their lives as if they never had daughters. Hope sleeps in the garage and in fact spends most of her time as...

    Tough one to rate - I loved the exquisite writing and tender black and white drawings but there aren't many 3 - 5 graders I know that would enjoy this book. Hope and Honey are born to the cruelest, most detached parents who end up abandoning Honey road-side due to her incessant laughin...

    This whole book feels like a dream, even beyond the actual dream sequences. It starts off with a child's nightmare: being abandoned by the side of the road and forgotten by your family. Then, it turns into a child's fantasy: being important and really good at something that requires li...

    This is a dark fairy tale/fantasy along the lines of Grimm or Gaiman. It is definitely not a story for the faint of heart. There are light and fun parts to the book but the overall story is pretty dark...parents abandoning their children, kids running away and living on their own, war,...

    This was such a sweet story of sisterly love and devotion. It was yet another one where the parents are so awful you want to hunt them down. The parents dump little Honey off at the side of the road. The older sister, Hope, is pining away for Honey so badly that all she does is sleep i...

    Matilda meets the Baudelaire children meets The Invention of Hugo Cabret in this richly illustrated chapter book with the worst parents ever. Little sister, Honey, is left by the side of the road, apparently for popping gum on her face. (I told you they were the worst parents ever.) Bi...

    This book has a promising beginning when Hope's parents abandon her younger sister Honey and tell Hope to "Forget her." When Hope stops creating memories and retreats into a world of dreams, she is taken to The Memory Bank so they can find out of she is another victim of the Clean Slat...

  • Josh Newhouse
    Jun 30, 2010

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

  • Melanie Au
    Nov 24, 2010

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

  • Phoebe
    Sep 22, 2011

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book, and will pass it on to the children's librarian to order for our library. Hope and Honey are very close, but when Honey is too noisy in the car their parents drop Honey by the side of the road and tell Hope to forget she ever had a younger sist...

    I'm enjoying this ARC, though I think I'd like it better if the pictures were finished, since they are such an important part of the story. As it is, I feel like I'm missing a part of what is going on. It is a simple story of a girl, with comically horrible parents (sort of like matild...

    Not sure what to do with this. I think kids will like the book and the format. There are graphical wordless vignettes interspersed with chapters. Starting with darling sisters, Hope and Honey who love and care for each other we move swiftly to a fateful road trip with their despicable ...

    When Hope's parents leave baby sister Honey by the side of the road for laughing, Hope is so stunned and heartbroken that she retreats into herself, and her parents move on with their lives as if they never had daughters. Hope sleeps in the garage and in fact spends most of her time as...

  • Michele
    Jan 22, 2012

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

  • Karissa
    Dec 29, 2010

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

  • Leslie Preddy
    Oct 11, 2012

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

  • Becky Birtha
    Jun 30, 2011

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

  • Christina
    Mar 19, 2011

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

  • Carrie
    Feb 23, 2011

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

  • Angie
    Aug 10, 2011

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book, and will pass it on to the children's librarian to order for our library. Hope and Honey are very close, but when Honey is too noisy in the car their parents drop Honey by the side of the road and tell Hope to forget she ever had a younger sist...

    I'm enjoying this ARC, though I think I'd like it better if the pictures were finished, since they are such an important part of the story. As it is, I feel like I'm missing a part of what is going on. It is a simple story of a girl, with comically horrible parents (sort of like matild...

    Not sure what to do with this. I think kids will like the book and the format. There are graphical wordless vignettes interspersed with chapters. Starting with darling sisters, Hope and Honey who love and care for each other we move swiftly to a fateful road trip with their despicable ...

    When Hope's parents leave baby sister Honey by the side of the road for laughing, Hope is so stunned and heartbroken that she retreats into herself, and her parents move on with their lives as if they never had daughters. Hope sleeps in the garage and in fact spends most of her time as...

    Tough one to rate - I loved the exquisite writing and tender black and white drawings but there aren't many 3 - 5 graders I know that would enjoy this book. Hope and Honey are born to the cruelest, most detached parents who end up abandoning Honey road-side due to her incessant laughin...

    This whole book feels like a dream, even beyond the actual dream sequences. It starts off with a child's nightmare: being abandoned by the side of the road and forgotten by your family. Then, it turns into a child's fantasy: being important and really good at something that requires li...

    This is a dark fairy tale/fantasy along the lines of Grimm or Gaiman. It is definitely not a story for the faint of heart. There are light and fun parts to the book but the overall story is pretty dark...parents abandoning their children, kids running away and living on their own, war,...

  • Molly (Conan the Librarian) Crumbley
    Aug 26, 2011

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

  • Jessica Harrison
    Apr 14, 2012

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

  • Arthur Pengerbil
    Feb 22, 2012

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book, and will pass it on to the children's librarian to order for our library. Hope and Honey are very close, but when Honey is too noisy in the car their parents drop Honey by the side of the road and tell Hope to forget she ever had a younger sist...

    I'm enjoying this ARC, though I think I'd like it better if the pictures were finished, since they are such an important part of the story. As it is, I feel like I'm missing a part of what is going on. It is a simple story of a girl, with comically horrible parents (sort of like matild...

    Not sure what to do with this. I think kids will like the book and the format. There are graphical wordless vignettes interspersed with chapters. Starting with darling sisters, Hope and Honey who love and care for each other we move swiftly to a fateful road trip with their despicable ...

    When Hope's parents leave baby sister Honey by the side of the road for laughing, Hope is so stunned and heartbroken that she retreats into herself, and her parents move on with their lives as if they never had daughters. Hope sleeps in the garage and in fact spends most of her time as...

    Tough one to rate - I loved the exquisite writing and tender black and white drawings but there aren't many 3 - 5 graders I know that would enjoy this book. Hope and Honey are born to the cruelest, most detached parents who end up abandoning Honey road-side due to her incessant laughin...

    This whole book feels like a dream, even beyond the actual dream sequences. It starts off with a child's nightmare: being abandoned by the side of the road and forgotten by your family. Then, it turns into a child's fantasy: being important and really good at something that requires li...

    This is a dark fairy tale/fantasy along the lines of Grimm or Gaiman. It is definitely not a story for the faint of heart. There are light and fun parts to the book but the overall story is pretty dark...parents abandoning their children, kids running away and living on their own, war,...

    This was such a sweet story of sisterly love and devotion. It was yet another one where the parents are so awful you want to hunt them down. The parents dump little Honey off at the side of the road. The older sister, Hope, is pining away for Honey so badly that all she does is sleep i...

    Matilda meets the Baudelaire children meets The Invention of Hugo Cabret in this richly illustrated chapter book with the worst parents ever. Little sister, Honey, is left by the side of the road, apparently for popping gum on her face. (I told you they were the worst parents ever.) Bi...

    This book has a promising beginning when Hope's parents abandon her younger sister Honey and tell Hope to "Forget her." When Hope stops creating memories and retreats into a world of dreams, she is taken to The Memory Bank so they can find out of she is another victim of the Clean Slat...

    Reading Level: Grades 3-5 "Forget Her!" When little Honey Scroggins laughs after her parents tell her not to, they dump her by the side of the road and drive away. Despite all Hopes pleadings, her parents never go back for Honey. As she grows sadder and sadder, Hope spends all he...

  • Addison Children's Services
    Feb 10, 2014

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...

    It's hard to tell, in some ways, if this was a book better suited for a run at the Caldecott or Newbery Medal. Author Carolyn Coman has amassed a few Newbery credentials from her past writing, most notably in the form of the 1996 Newbery Honor book What Jamie Saw, but The Memory Bank ...

    The story revolves around the strong bond and love between two sisters, Hope and Honey. Their deep connection is understandable due to their difficult living situation having had the misfortune of being born to extremely selfish and neglectful parents. Since the two sisters are never s...

    Author Carolyn Coman and illustrator Rob Shepperson have partnered to create a deceptively deep and complex novel of unconditional love, belonging and family. Shepperson?s pen, ink and pencil illustrations are in no way superfluous, but importantly described pieces of the story not t...

    Hope must have some of the meanest parents in the history of parenthood. When her sister, Honey, breaks the "no laughing rule" enforced by her parents, Honey is left at the side of the road and Hope is told to forget her sister forever. Upon returning home, her parents throw out Honey'...

    This is another sibling story. An older sister & a younger sister with a strong bond: memory. The opening chapter reveals a family car ride during which the parents drop off the youngest sister on the side of the road and leave her there because she blew a big bubble gum bubble in ...

    via Cracking the Cover ife hasn?t been easy for Hope Scroggins. In fact, the positive thing about it is her sister, Honey. The girls? parents are awful. They?re so awful that one day, they just dump Honey on the side of the road. ?Forget Her,? Hope?s parents say as they...

    Indeed a strange premise for a book--parents abandon younger sibling by the side of the road, older sibling goes into mourning and dreams her way into a reunion (sans parents). And yet familiar, as familiar as a fairy tale. Harsher and harder to believe than Hansel and Gretel? Rapun...

    Reviewed by Theresa L. Stowell for TeensReadToo.com Hope and Honey Scroggins have terrible parents. Their parents are so bad that it's no surprise to Hope when they leave tiny little Honey at the side of the road. "Just forget her" is the constant refrain from the adult members of t...

    After Hope Scroggins's beloved little sister Honey is abandoned by their parents on the side of a road, Hope's life becomes so devoid of love, affection, or interest in anything, that she is picked up from the garage where she now sleeps, and taken to the World Wide Memory Bank, due to...

    Hope Scroggins is a champion dreamer.She ought to be, considering that sleep is the only refuge she has from her wretched parents and the abandoned little sister she has been ordered to forget.In her dreams, Hope is desperately searching for a way to reunite with sweet sister Honey, th...

    I thought I'd let Megan give the first review of the book. My review follows hers. Megan's Review: I really liked this book. I like the funny things about it. It was kind of sad when Hope lost Honey. I liked Hope got candy, it made me hungry for candy! It was kind of exciting whe...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book, and will pass it on to the children's librarian to order for our library. Hope and Honey are very close, but when Honey is too noisy in the car their parents drop Honey by the side of the road and tell Hope to forget she ever had a younger sist...

    I'm enjoying this ARC, though I think I'd like it better if the pictures were finished, since they are such an important part of the story. As it is, I feel like I'm missing a part of what is going on. It is a simple story of a girl, with comically horrible parents (sort of like matild...

    Not sure what to do with this. I think kids will like the book and the format. There are graphical wordless vignettes interspersed with chapters. Starting with darling sisters, Hope and Honey who love and care for each other we move swiftly to a fateful road trip with their despicable ...

    When Hope's parents leave baby sister Honey by the side of the road for laughing, Hope is so stunned and heartbroken that she retreats into herself, and her parents move on with their lives as if they never had daughters. Hope sleeps in the garage and in fact spends most of her time as...

    Tough one to rate - I loved the exquisite writing and tender black and white drawings but there aren't many 3 - 5 graders I know that would enjoy this book. Hope and Honey are born to the cruelest, most detached parents who end up abandoning Honey road-side due to her incessant laughin...

    This whole book feels like a dream, even beyond the actual dream sequences. It starts off with a child's nightmare: being abandoned by the side of the road and forgotten by your family. Then, it turns into a child's fantasy: being important and really good at something that requires li...

    This is a dark fairy tale/fantasy along the lines of Grimm or Gaiman. It is definitely not a story for the faint of heart. There are light and fun parts to the book but the overall story is pretty dark...parents abandoning their children, kids running away and living on their own, war,...

    This was such a sweet story of sisterly love and devotion. It was yet another one where the parents are so awful you want to hunt them down. The parents dump little Honey off at the side of the road. The older sister, Hope, is pining away for Honey so badly that all she does is sleep i...

    Matilda meets the Baudelaire children meets The Invention of Hugo Cabret in this richly illustrated chapter book with the worst parents ever. Little sister, Honey, is left by the side of the road, apparently for popping gum on her face. (I told you they were the worst parents ever.) Bi...

  • Emily S.
    Jun 07, 2017

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

  • Aria
    Mar 21, 2017

    This weird novel is one of those part-text, part-graphic novel books like The Invention of Hugo Cabret or Travels of Thelonious. It works well in this book; the story moved quickly, and I was intrigued by the action in the pictures. It worked as something of a mystery through the pictu...

    I got an advanced reading copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program. It looked like a fun book and had excellent reviews. After reading it though I have mixed feelings about it. There were some things I really didn't like and some things I really liked. When Hope's little si...

    This month I took it apon myself to reread a book I read when I was younger. I read "the memory bank," by Rob Schepperson. The story starts out as a young girl telling her story about the treatment of her parents. This would include living in the garage and not being fed. One day she t...

    wow, I really enjoyed this story. I was not expecting the combined visual and narrative telling of the story. This was certainly a pleasant surprise. The two were interwoven very well...so as to draw me further into the story. I am so excited to say that the first book I won through g...

    I've heard great things about this book and I'm glad I've won it through goodreads "first reads" giveaways! Can't wait to read this to my niece!!! :) UPDATE! I finished this book today. It was definitely a good read for children. I only had a problem with the way the parents were...

    one part Matilda, one part Phantom Tollbooth, with heart and whimsy... this was a nice read... however, reading an ARC I feel like the drawings were hard to follow, and those drawings were a big part of the story... if the final drawings were clearer 4 stars, if not 3 stars... not...

    had a great ending really satisfied me! ...