• Splintered - AG HowardSplintered
  • A Matter of Fate - Heather Lyons
  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
  •  graceling - kristin cashore
  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
  •  the perfect game - j sterling
  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

{Review} Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Forget You
by Jennifer Echols
Publisher:  MTV
Pages:  292
Source:  Self Purchased
Available as of July 20, 2010

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.

This is the second book I have read by Jennifer Echols and I thought it would fit as a Valentine's Day post perfectly. This book provides suspense, turmoil and romance for the reader to enjoy.

So who is Zoey Commander? She is the smart, talented girl who is everyone's friend. But she is also going through a lot with parents divorce and her mom's mental breakdown unable to tell her two best friends. Keke and Lila know nothing about her mom, just that she is out of town. Brandon is the star of the football team and the guy who tends to get around, if you know what I mean. He goes to Zoey for all of his girl problems and she finds him to be a sweet person and a good friend. And Doug? Well, he is the criminal who went to juvie in ninth grade, the star on the swim team, and the guy Zoey turns to when she loses her memory.

I really enjoyed reading this book both times I read it. This book showed me two things that I think everyone needs to remember. One, lying doesn't get you anywhere. If anything, it will hurt those who you trust most because you couldn't trust them with information. And two, sometimes you just need to open your eyes and realize what's right in front of you.

This book started off a little slow but all the information that was provided during the lulls helps bring the book together in the end. I had moments while reading where my jaw would drop, I would cover my face and go "Really," and other moments where I would laugh.

Overall, this book is a wonderful read that I could sit down to anytime I need a good laugh or facepalm moment.

This book satisfies one of my twenty books for the 2012 Completely Contemp Challenge.

1 comment:

Gaby said...

I love Jennifer Echols. Are books always have such a realistic feel to them and I love that! You should definitely check out Going Too Far. It is equally amazing. I haven't had a chance to get to Love Story yet, but I am thinking that it is just as good and the rest!

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