Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review: Forget You

Author: Jennifer Echols
Publish date: 2010
Source: Library
"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?

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.
" (Goodreads)

Forget You was my second Jennifer Echols book, the first being Going Too Far. After reading them both, I have to admit that I liked Going Too Far much more than Forget You.

I really like the premise of this book, as books that involve amnesia are kind of fascinating to me. I was curious, along with Zoey, about what happened to her that night and somewhat enjoyed the process of finding out, but man, it took FOREVER. I mean, I get that finding out what she can't remember is the point of the book, but so many times I just wanted to yell at Zoey, "JUST ASK HIM ALREADY!!!!" I was pretty fed up with her, gotta be honest.

As a whole, I just did not click with this book like I did with Going Too Far. I found the characters in Forget You to be odd: I wanted to smack Zoey for multiple reasons, including Brandon, and I thought Doug's personality was strange. I know a lot of people loved this one, but it just didn't mesh with me.

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