Published by MTV Books
Pub Date: July 20th 2010
Format: Paperback | Source: Purchased
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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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.
I’m not sure if this book purposely meant to make me feel just as disoriented as Zoe after she lost her memory of the previous night, but it did a little. I felt like I was also wading through everything, trying to put things together from practically nothing. Obviously I know as much as Zoe does, since it’s told from her POV. It was definitely an interesting experience, but I have to say, I enjoyed going through this experience with her.
There’s one thing I enjoyed more though…and that was Doug. I know, you’re shocked! :P Again, thanks to Zoe, I was SO confused as to how things got the way they did with Doug. I mean, before the crash she kept bringing up how they hated each other, then after the crash and memory loss, he loved her! What in the world could have happened in one night?!?! Don’t worry, it’s all explained and it all makes sense the more you read, and by the end it’ll be crystal clear. In the meantime though, you’ll begin to fall for this sensitive, attractive, sarcastic guy. His honorable intentions made him so endearing! I’d also like to point out just how steamy this book is…smokin’! Certainly for a more mature young adult audience.
Now, Brandon. Ugh. I did not find his ways cute whatsoever. I wanted to kick his ass! I’m glad that relationship didn’t drag out for longer than it did, or I would have been pissed! He was an ass. Plain and simple. Another ass? Or rather, asses: the dads! Zoe’s and Doug’s dads were horrible, each in their own respective ways. I really disliked them. Reallllly.
I loved the beach scenes in this book, mostly because I love parties at the beach, especially ones at night. Darkness, waves, friends, music, beer = awesome. It definitely made me yearn for the beach.
Forget You is sure to leave an unforgettable notch on my bookshelf. This is only my second Jennifer Echols book, but just like Going Too Far, it had me from the first chapter. And just like Going Too Far, Forget You also got me out of my reading slump. I dare say I see a trend here, one I can appreciate.
Giveaway time! Recently, Jennifer Echols was kind enough to send me a copy of her newest book, LOVE STORY, for review and with it came an autographed copy of Forget You, just for me!! :D So now I want to share my extra copy with you guys. Enter to win FORGET YOU below:
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