HERE’S THE PROBLEM
Henry Dunne is about to be suspended from his new middle school for something he didn’t do, and the principal’s old but beloved car is about to disappear for the last time.
HERE’S THE DEAL
Henry and the principal agree to help each other, but these unlikely friends don’t realize the deck has been stacked against them, and time is running out.
HERE’S THE THING
Henry must confront his fears and figure out whom to trust before the sinister force making their lives miserable steps from the shadows to deal the final, crushing blow.
Greg Koren (Do Over, 2016) has written a novel for middle school-grade readers that Kirkus Reviews calls “thoughtful and perceptive, with offbeat humor, twisty puzzles, and exciting action.” The Memory Trap isn’t just for young readers, though. It’s for anybody seeking a smart mystery that celebrates family, forgiveness, and living mindfully.
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Greg Koren graduated from Towson University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in English and a concentration in writing. That same year, he began working as a newspaper reporter and columnist in Maryland, first as Associate Editor of the weekly East Baltimore Guide, then, in 1993, as Senior Features Writer for the daily Carroll County Times. During his fifteen-year career, he won more than a dozen awards for his writing, among them the Maryland State Teachers Association’s School Bell Award for excellence in education reporting, the Associated Press’ Mark Twain Award for outstanding features writing, and six awards, including three first-place, from the MDDC Press Association for feature and column writing.
His one-act play, An Arrangement of Convenience, about the difficult subject of AIDS, won the Maryland Playwrights Festival, and in 1989 was produced by the Vagabond Theater in Baltimore to rave reviews.
In 1998, Greg and his wife traded places, and he became the at-home parent. A year later, while writing a weekly column for the Carroll County Times on his experiences as an at-home dad, he decided to homeschool his two kids, making him one of only three homeschooling fathers in Baltimore County.
Greg always loved reading aloud to Max and Mara, and those homeschooling years introduced him to the enchanting world of children’s fiction. He was immediately taken with the powerful storytelling being written for middle school-grade readers and decided he wanted to try his hand at it. His first MG novel, Do Over, was published in 2016. The Memory Trap is his second.