Wednesday, August 10, 2016

An Interactive Trip Through Amy's Memories

The unusual aspect of this book is that it's interactive. The author urges you to contact her at various points in the book to share comments or memories of your own. It's a format you can relate to if you enjoy social media and sharing on the Internet, but it may leave some readers cold. I thought it was an interesting idea, but I wasn't moved to participate.

The book is organized like a textbook with sections on math, geography, history, language arts, etc. There are even tests and essays. However, the work is totally voluntary. Under each heading, the author gives her own memories and other snippets of thought about various topics. If you're not into sharing, there's a website that accompanies the book which will let you enjoy what other people have shared and it may encourage you to add your own comments or stories.

The book is fun to read. It's a completely different experience than most of us are used to when reading a book. Instead of the author being hidden behind the story you are in direct contact with her for as much or as little as you want to be. It's a unique experience. If you try it, I hope you enjoy it.

I received this book from Penguin Random House for this review.