The Memory Bank
Reading Level: Grades 3-5
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 her time sleeping, dreaming of her lost little sister. When Hope's constant dreaming causes an imbalance due to insufficient memory deposits, she is summoned to the Memory Bank where she becomes embroiled in a war between those who want to remember and those who want to forget.
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