Saturday, June 25, 2011

Review : Forget You

 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.  - goodreads

My first review is going to be Forget you by Jennifer Echols because I just finished reading it the night before  and so all my thoughts about it are very clear in my mind at the moment. Whenever I read a book that I consider "Amazing", for some reason the book I read afterwards is always plain in comparison. But with Forget You that didn't happen, which means it was a good book.

When I read the first chapter, I didn't feel so captivated by it, but after that chapter I couldn't put the book down. The mystery of what had happened that night that Zoey, the main protagonist, didn't remember kept me reading until I'd realized hours had passed by.

The biggest complaint I have about the book is just the way Zoey behaved through out the book. I didn't really side with her choices and found myself wanting to give her a smack upside the head during certain moments. She wasn't very understanding of her mother and what she was going through. If my dad had done what her dad had done, I would have not been so calm about it. I also didn't understand why she wanted to be with Brandon so badly. Sure the guy was hot but he was also a pig. I would have token Doug over Brandon in a heartbeat. I really liked Doug, I thought he was great. He was definitely my favorite character in the book.

Overall, I truly enjoyed the book. It was fun figuring out everything with Zoey and placing together the pieces of what had occurred that night. And the romance with Doug also made the book even more enjoyable to read. Echols definitely knows how to make relationships develop without making them look to rushed or forced. I will without a doubt be checking out more of her books.

Rating :  8

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