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The Meme Plague (Memento Nora series Book 3) Kindle Edition

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Series: Memento Nora series (Book 3)

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"Not since the extremely popular Maze Runner series has a plot been so intense. Quill says: Exhilarating and intense. The author weaves feel-good fiction with suspense to give readers a triumphant victory."- Feathered Quill Book Reviews

"In the concluding entry in the highly addictive Memento series, the major characters ... are fighting against the new identity chip being forced on everyone as the tendrils of a massive conspiracy change life as we know it. ... Smibert's break neck pacing and the jumping from character to character make this an un-put-downable book complete with rallies and riots. This series features a beautifully conceived paranoid future where change is hard because every memory can be easily expunged. Is it better to forget or to be miserable because something bad happened? " - Genrefluent.com

"Another futuristic novel for young adults is The Meme Plague....In an era when we now know the government is capable of knowing all our phone calls, emails, and other activities, this novel is a cautionary tale that is well worth reading. - Bookreviews.com

A futuristic novel kids will enjoy." - KidsBookshelf.com

About the Author

Angie was born in Blacksburg, a once sleepy college town in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. She grew up thinking she wanted to be a veterinarian; organic chemistry had other ideas. But she always had stories in her head. Eventually, after a few degrees and few cool jobs—including a 10-year stint at NASA's Kennedy Space Center—she wrote some of those stories down.

A frequent contributor to Odyssey Magazine, Angie has published many, many short stories for both adults and teens.


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  • File Size: 1098 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477816895
  • Publisher: Skyscape (August 13, 2013)
  • Publication Date: August 13, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CEHQ484
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Born in Blacksburg, a once sleepy college town in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, I grew up thinking I wanted to be a veterinarian. Organic chemistry had other ideas. But I always had stories in my head. Eventually, after a few degrees and few cool jobs--including a 10-year stint at NASA's Kennedy Space Center--I wrote some of those stories down.

I'm the author of several young adult books, including MEMENTO NORA, THE FORGETTING CURVE, and THE MEME PLAGUE. I've also published many short stories, for both adults and teens.

www.angiesmibert.com
www.mementonora.com

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. B. MULLIGAN VINE VOICE on December 12, 2013
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16 year old Micah and his friends Nora and Aiden are in their third year of High School, but this year they are in different schools. Set in the scary near future in a world George Orwell could have created (and did in the novel 1984).

This is riveting and well written fiction that I am looking forward to sharing with my 12 year old once he is old enough.

If you don't have the first two books in the series I included the publisher's synopsis to save you time but you will want to get them, so might as well before you read The Meme Plague.

Memento Nora (2011) In the future, it doesn't pay to remember. Nora, the popular girl and happy consumer, witnesses a horrific bombing on a shopping trip with her mother. In Nora's near-future world, terrorism is so commonplace that she can pop one little white pill to forget and go on like nothing ever happened. However, when Nora makes her first trip to a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic, she learns what her mother, a frequent forgetter, has been frequently forgetting. Nora secretly spits out the pill and holds on to her memories. The memory of the bombing as well as her mother's secret and her budding awareness of the world outside her little clique make it increasingly difficult for Nora to cope. She turns to two new friends, each with their own reasons to remember, and together they share their experiences with their classmates through an underground comic. They soon learn, though, they can't get away with remembering.

The Forgetting Curve (2012) All that you remember may not be the truth. Aiden Nomura likes to open doors--especially using his skills as a hacker--to see what's hidden inside. He believes everything is part of a greater system: the universe.
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How much privacy can we expected to give up for the sake of security? And what if that security is entirely an illusion? It's just far enough in the future for technology to exist to erase memories and draft new ones on a wide scale. Every citizen must wear an implant that tracks IDs but may also play a more sinister role. Times are desperate - food and oil are short, unemployment rampant, and soldiers stomp from nation to nation with profiteering driving politics.

I picked up "The Meme Plague" because it's a cyberpunk novel - a favorite genre of mine. I wondered what Angie Smibert could do with a theme that is often too adult for young adult. What I found was a fun read that teens may enjoy but a more mature audience may find a little light (if I were still 15 this would have gotten four stars). I'll also note that I'm jumping into a series in the third book, which may not be very fair, so take my criticism lightly.

The premise is potent - by this point in the Memento Nora series, Mayor Mignon is In Control of most things in the city, wielding the power of fear over everyone's lives, controlling communications, suppressing public demonstrations, and sending suggestions via implanted chips that serve as IDs and permission to go most official places like schools, bread lines and public transport. Entwined with Mignon is a group of corporations that fall right into Evil Villain territory - a clinic that erases memories (whether you want them gone or not), a justice system that hands out community service sentences canvassing for Mignon, a fleet of black vans and thugs who disappear people, and a suspected string of straw man bombings meant to provoke citizens to cling to Mignon like flies to a porkchop.
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Summary (probably contains spoilers, especially if you have not read the first two books):
This is the third book in the Memento Nora series, but that doesn't actually matter. Within this book, Micah, Nora, Aiden, and Velvet each tell their final adventures with the MemeNet.
Micah and his mom are finally in a new place to live, off the streets. He doesn't want to screw things up for her, so he goes to school obediently, but all of a sudden this memory pops up into his head that his father is a traitor and things start going bad again. His mother loses her job again and his cozy little place no longer seems like a good idea. The only thing is, Micah doesn't believe the memory. This sends him on a quest to find out information about his father.
Nora's father is fighting for custody of her. She is staying in his swanky apartment, but is really very bored. Her only time that she is happy is when it is the weekend and she is with her mother and Micah. When Nora overhears that her father wants to move them to Germany, she makes a mistake by bumping into a rather important person and her father gets furious. This leads to Nora helping her mother fight the custody battle
Aiden is attempting to break the identification chips and replace them with ones that are not controlled by TFC.
Velvet's father has come home, but things aren't quite right. She wants to really fix things and stop the Patriot Party from basically taking over the world. She also has to figure out what she has remembered and what she has forgotten.

My thoughts:
Well, I'm sorry first hand for probably giving away too much within the summary. For such a short book, there is a lot going on. Since I had not read the first two books, I learned about the entire world through this one.
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