In the Hope of Memories by Olivia Rivers

Release Date: 03.18.2016


Hope is dying. 

Hope Jackson has lived her short life to the fullest, but her four closest friends are dangling on the brink of disaster. Right before dying of a rare heart condition, Hope sets up a scavenger hunt across New York City using her graffiti art. The directions she leaves her friends are simple: Solve the clues hidden in her art, and they’ll solve the problems haunting their lives.

Hope is dead. 

Two days after her heart fails, Hope’s friends are thrown together: 

Aiden, her best friend, whose plans to attend college have been scattered by his OCD.
Kali, her foster sister, whose last ties to sanity are as razor-thin as her anorexic waistline. 
Erik, her high school crush, whose success as an athlete is based on a lie with no end in sight.
And Sam, her online pen-pal, whose perfect life exploded into chaos in the aftermath of a school bombing.

Together, the four teens take to the streets of New York to complete Hope’s scavenger hunt and fulfill her dying wishes. But in order to unravel the clues hidden in Hope’s graffiti, her friends will need to confront their personal demons head on. 

Hope is within reach.


This book was such a great discovery,thanks to my book friend that recommended it to me.
The writing was so beautiful I couldn't read it fast enough.
It wasn't an easy read because the story is so moving I've also shed some tears.It broke my heart at times but it mended it back together in the end.

"If you let people see how dark your drawings are, and how gorgeous they are, then they can see that sometimes the most beautiful things are broken. People need to know that. They need your art. And, trust me, they’ll want it." 

The characters are depicted really well they seem so real with their past stories,their flaws and their virtues.
I've loved how they come together to solve Hope's scavenger hunt to honor her memory.

" I glimpse his hazel eyes. They look like autumn leaves, colorful and fallen and sad." 

It was really hard to choose only one faorite character but I think Erik,the jock with the sad eyes,won my heart.

"She gave me the same thing she's always given me.hope."


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