The Meme Plague by Angie Smibert
Part of the Memento Nora Series series:

It begins with the name JONAS W. on the side of a cardboard coffin—right before the funeral procession blows up. Then it’s the whisper in the back of Micah’s head: Your father betrayed his country. You can’t always trust your own brain. Not when you have one of the mayor’s mandatory chips in your skull. Micah knows that the chip developed by TFC (the corporation that runs the Therapeutic Forgetting Clinics) does more than just erase unpleasant memories—it implants new ones. The MemeCast warns citizens to “fight the hack.”

Micah and his friends have each lost something—a parent, a relationship, a home, maybe even their own identities as they remembered them to be. But together, they can make sure some things are never forgotten.

Election Day is coming, and Mayor Mignon is set to be elected to Congress. It’s time to build a new electronic frontier, one that’s not controlled by the mayor and his cronies. It’s time to get out the vote and shake up the system. It’s time to finally say enough.

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Reviews:on Feathered Quill Book Reviews:

“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

Genrefluent.com wrote:

“In the concluding entry in the highly addictive Memento series, the major characters Nora, Micah, Winter, and Aiden are fighting against the new identity chip being forced on everyone as the tendrils of a massive conspiracy change life as we know it. Nora has forgotten much as she is torn between her parents’ two very different homes, Micah learns more about his parentage, and Memento is reborn as a web comic. 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? Looking forward to sharing this with teens, especially Jack whose review of Memento Nora was “OH. MY. GOD. I loved this book! this is probably the most suspenseful book i have ever read!”

— Genrefluent.com

on Bookviews.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.”

— Bookviews.com

on KidsBookshelf.com:

“A futuristic novel kids will enjoy.”

— KidsBookshelf.com


TEACHER / LIBRARIAN RESOURCES:

I have a lot of information for teachers, students, and librarians on the  Memento Nora Series website (www.mementonora.com).  The links particular to this book include: