What would you do if the twin towers were being destroyed right in front of you and while trying to run away to safety, you see someone in need of help? Do you risk your own life and go back to help that person also get to safety, or do you hope they get somewhere safe on their own? Well, that's the decision sixteen year old Kyle Donohue had to make as he struggles to make it to safety. The Memory of Things falls into the categories historical fiction and friendship and love. As Kyle and this mystery girl takes things day by day, the more he gets to know her, the more he wants her to stay. These feelings eventually turn into something more and both teenagers discover a fondness for each other. While this story isn't just about friendships and relationships, it's mostly tells a story about trust and hope.