TITLE: Forget You
AUTHOR: Jennifer Echols
PUBLISHER: MTV Books (Simon and Schuster)
TARGET AUDIENCE: New Adult
GENRE(S): Contemporary, Romance
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. Or how 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.
This book is super cute and super romantic. It’s definitely one that I don’t see people talking about but I really enjoyed it.
A few years ago, I went on a trip with my family to the Baltics. In preparation, I downloaded a bunch of random contemporaries on my KOBO. I figured it would be easy to jump in and out of a contemporary rather than a fantasy. I remember devouring this book, even though I was consistently picking the book up and putting it down. Fast forward a few years, and I received the book for Christmas. I totally enjoyed it just as much the second time around.
I will completely admit that this book is totally cheesy and a little cliche at times. Yet, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s addictive. There’s fights between friends, boy drama and family drama. And, while all these are cliche, it still works.
Zoey is very relatable to me. She’s the quintessential high school girl who’s confused by boys. But throw in a concussion from a car crash and things get even more confusing. Doug is polarizing for her and for reasons she can’t understand, he draws her in. Echols makes these characters seem like magnets and it’s enjoyable to see their relationship progress throughout the book.
I will say that I view this book as more of a new adult book, rather than a young adult one. There’s a lot of steamy moments in this book!
This is a great book for anyone wanting a quick romantic read. It’s also great for when you’re in the mood for something cheesy, and not to critique too much. It’s one that you’ll fly through, and I think it’s enjoyable overall. I’m very intrigued to read more of Jennifer Echols books and to see if I enjoy them just as much.
”I understand I can't have you. But I want to know you're in the world with me.Favourite Quote
About The Author
Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy Major Crush, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama Going Too Far, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Best, and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. Simon & Schuster will debut her adult romance novels in 2013, with many more teen novels scheduled for the next few years. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son.
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