When she’s not writing, Lauren is usually with her family or exploring the city to find the best deep dish pizza. The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy is a young adult fantasy story that is told in the first person. Lauren lives in the Chicago area, where she's spent years working with youth, from young children to high schoolers. Welcome back.

The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, Completed Tasks: PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ANY POST IN THIS THREAD. Lauren is from Chicago area, where she grew up helping her parents in their family business before she spent years working with youth, from young children to high schoolers. “Mansy’s debut will delight fantasy readers who revel in fully developed settings and unusual powers.” - Booklist “As evidenced by The Memory Thief, author Lauren Mansy has a genuine talent for narrative storytelling and an authentic flair for originality.A riveting great read with more plot twists and turns than a Disney Land roller coaster…”

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When she’s not writing, Lauren loves staying active outdoors, exploring the city to find the best deep dish pizza, and spending time with her family. Lauren lives in the Chicago area, where she's spent years working with youth, from young children to high schoolers.

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Literary Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. The Memory Thief (HarperCollins/Blink) is a young adult fantasy novel set in the city of Craewick, where memories and talents are bought and sold. A YALSA (The Young Adult Library Services Association) Top Ten Nominee! A YALSA (The Young Adult Library Services Association) Top Ten Nominee! When she's not writing, Lauren loves to travel, spend time with her family, and explore the city to find the best deep dish pizza.

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“As evidenced by The Memory Thief, author Lauren Mansy has a genuine talent for narrative storytelling and an authentic flair for originality. A riveting great read with more plot twists and turns than a Disney Land roller coaster…” -Midwest Book Review, “A thought-provoking and unique YA fantasy, The Memory Thief is a engrossing and lovely story. :).

When she’s not writing, Lauren is usually with her family or exploring the city to find the best deep dish pizza.

“As evidenced by The Memory Thief, author Lauren Mansy has a genuine talent for narrative storytelling and an authentic flair for originality.

Full of writing prompts, book themed activities, and pre- and post-reading discussion questions, it is recommended for middle and high school students. The idea behind the story is that memories are used like currency and can be transferred or stolen from one person to the next which really drew my interest but unfortunately my expectations weren’t met with how the story was done. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Refresh and try again.

Twists and turns keep the reader guessing as they follow Etta on her physical and mental journey.” - YA Books Central, “A welcome addition to the YA fantasy canon, The Memory Thief is a suspenseful page-turner, delightfully chock full of unexpected twists and turns…” - Shelf Awareness, “Mansy’s debut will delight fantasy readers who revel in fully developed settings and unusual powers.” - Booklist. The Memory Thief, which was inspired by Lauren's own journey with her mother, is … Her debut novel The Memory Thief was inspired by Lauren’s own journey with her mother, who was a survivor when all hope seemed lost. Memory thief Etta Lark must return to a world she left behind — the black market of memories — to complete the greatest heist of her life before her mother’s memories are put up for auction.

The Memory Thief, which was inspired by Lauren's own journey with her mother, is her first novel. The Memory Thief Educator's Guide is available for free as a PDF, Kindle, or NOOK download. Lauren hasn't connected with her friends on Goodreads, yet. About Lauren Mansy Lauren grew up in the Chicago area, where she spent years working with youth of all ages, from young children to high schoolers.

When I was a teenager, my mom was diagnosed with a heart condition, which led to an unexpected heart surgery. New year, new BOTM! On the way to the operating room, her heart stopped six times, and the doctors warned my family that it was unlikely she’d survive. “As evidenced by The Memory Thief, author Lauren Mansy has a genuine talent for narrative storytelling and an authentic flair for originality.A riveting great read with more plot twists and turns than a Disney Land roller coaster…” -Midwest Book Review “A thought-provoking and unique YA fantasy, The Memory Thief is a engrossing and lovely story. Twists and turns keep the reader guessing as they follow Etta on her physical and mental journey.” - YA Books Central, “A welcome addition to the YA fantasy canon, The Memory Thief is a suspenseful page-turner, delightfully chock full of unexpected twists and turns…” - Shelf Awareness, “Mansy’s debut will delight fantasy readers who revel in fully developed settings and unusual powers.” - Booklist.