Saturday, August 7, 2010

Forget You by Jennifer Echols

WHY CAN’T YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU FORGET . . . AND WHAT YOU REMEMBER? There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four- year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. Feeling like her life is about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon. But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people— suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.

Jennifer Echols is officially one of my all-time favorite authors. Forget You was my favorite book written by her. The main character, Zoey (I love Echols’ name choice, despite the spelling of course!) is written beautifully. Her emotions were realistic and put across really well. All of Jenifer Echols’ books have fantastic male leads, Doug was no different. The banter that Doug and Zoey went back and forth with was fun to read! Zoey was so oblivious to Doug’s feelings, I just wanted to jump into the book and yell at her!
The whole concept of Forget You, that involved Zoey’s temporary amnesia was really fascinating to me. It was the perfect way to add mystery to the story. A lot of the book is really spent guessing what happened.
I have re-read this book numerous times since first reading it, and it never get’s old. Forget You is sure to be a book that you will remember. Even weeks after reading it, it hasn’t left my head.
I loved this book, it is a special work of Young Adult fiction that will capture the hearts of readers everywhere. I highly recommend it, along with any other Jennifer Echols book you can get your hands on.

FTC- Received from publisher.


Anonymous said...

I love the amnesia concept as well. Glad you liked this one! :)

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