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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Forget You by Jennifer Echols (Book Review)

Title: Forget You
Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: MTV Books

My synopsis:  Zoey's family is falling apart - her dad has gotten a girl not much older than herself pregnant, her mom had a nervous breakdown and tried to kill herself, and there is a boy at school, Doug, who seems to always be making trouble for her.

Zoey is trying to handle all of this on her own and not cause any more problems.  She ends up hooking up with a good friend, Brandon, and loses her virginity to him.  Brandon is somewhat of a player, but Zoey doesn't think he would play her because they had been such good friends.  Next thing you know, Zoey is in a car accident - but who was she with?

Zoey gets taken to the emergency room and is soon released, but she can't remember anything about the night before.  She doesn't want to tell her dad because he is leaving for Hawaii with his girlfriend to get married.  Her mom is in a facility for her nervous breakdown so she can't tell her either.  She remembers making plans to go parking with Brandon, so operates under the assumption that that is what happened.  She is a little confused as to why Doug pulled her out of the wrecked car, but just figures he was in the car that she hit. What really happened that night?

My thoughts: This book was good enough to keep me interested, but I wouldn't say it was one of the best YA books I have read this year.  I wasn't sold on the fact that nobody figured out that she had lost her memory of that night.  I can see her trying to hide it, but it took her an awful long time to get details out of anyone else. I would think the whole night would have been the gossip around school the next few days - but everyone seems pretty mum about it. I did like Doug's character - but I have always liked dark-haired bad boys!  He was the only one who seemed to be honest and true to himself.  Zoey seemed a little clueless, and while she was dealing with a lot of bad stuff, she seemed a little selfish (of course, I know teens tend to be egocentric - just felt she was a little much).

~I received a copy of this book from Pocket Books in exchange for my review.~

Forget You
Publisher/Publication Date: MTV Books, Jul 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4391-7823-2
292 pages

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for an honest review. I don't think this book is for me.


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