Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Review: Forget You by Jennifer Echols


Synopsis (From bn.com):

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.

Book Details:

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub. Date: July 2010
Format: Paperback
Pages: 292

My Review:

Where to even start on this review? Forget You is my first read by Jennifer Echols. I have to add that I didn't even know what the term "Parking" was until I read this book. Anyways it is a story about a girl, named Zoey, and she gets in a car accident and can't remember anything about the night of the crash. Her only memory is of Doug, the so-called misunderstood bad boy, pulling her out of her car.

Zoey is afraid to admit to everyone that she has no memory of that night because she thinks she will end up like her mom. So she starts hanging out with Doug and tries to get information from him about that night.

I found Zoey to some what stupid. She kept saying that her friend Brandon is her boyfriend when it is obvious that they are not anything. I mean come on, they hardly ever talked to each other throughout the novel.

Forget You is a book the kind of book would normally not pick up. I can't deal with books that are sex crazed and graphic. The cover was so beautiful that I just had to buy it (Plus everyone loves Jennifer's books and it was getting great reviews) and give it a chance. I'm glad I did because regardless of my problems with the book Forget You is an addictive read. Forget You will have you reading and hoping everything turns out alright for Zoey.

Forget You goes to show that not every family is perfect. We all have our problems and that you may think you know someone but you don't.

3 or 3.5 Stars!

1 comment:

Jen the bibliophile said...

I absolutely love Jennifer Echols! The Boys Next Door was so funny I cried.

Also, I have an award for you HERE.

Jen
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