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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Title: Forget You
Author: Jennifer Echols
Published: July, 2010
Source: Won in contest
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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 think that I am in love with Jennifer Echols' writing. It is so, so hard to put down her books once you pick one up. I had really high expectations for this book, and it definitely met them! I finished it in record time.

I loved the whole premise of this book. Zoey loses her memory of the night she crashes her car, and doesn't get it back. Nothing big could have happened in those few hours, right? Wrong, Zoey finds her life turned upside down, but she has no idea why. It was kind of frustrating that we didn't know what Zoey didn't know. I felt just as frantic as Zoey was, trying to piece things together.

Zoey annoyed me. She was very blind to a lot of things, especially when they had to do with Brandon. And Doug, she was very blind about Doug also. How I loved Doug. He was so swoon worthy and sweet. I felt bad for him, and I do even more now that I know what did happen that night and how Zoey acted...anyway, no spoilers here!

Basically I loved this book and couldn't put it down, but Zoey did some things that really annoyed me.

Characters: 8/10
Originality: 9/10
Writing: 9/10
Ending: 10/10
Overall: 44/50 B+
Cover Comments: I love this cover! It's beautiful, and portrays Zoey and Doug perfectly.


  1. Yup yup. I felt the same. Loved the premise, Zoey annoyed me, swooned over Doug etc. ;) Seriously, how great is Doug? haha.

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  3. Just coming to the end of this one - I love it too! Her writing is fantastic and I think Doug is wonderful! Great blog by the way :)


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