Title: Forget You
Author: Jennifer Echols
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Synopsis from Jennifer Echols's website:
|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. With her life 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.|
Brent's opinion of the novel:
Ever since I read Going Too Far, I knew Jennifer Echols would have a high standard set for her future novels. And there is. Bloggers and readers all across the blogoshpere are anticipating this novel, hopeful that it will be just as genius as Going Too Far. And when I cracked open my ARC of Forget You (Thanks, Jenn!) I was so happy to see that Forget You actually was as good as Going Too Far. Hell, in my opinion it was better!
Forget You is so original--both in the premise, and characters. I was very interested in reading Forget You, because one of the biggest parts of the novel is memory loss, a topic in which a wrote a short story on. So I was definitely excited to see how Jenn would pull off a memory-less romance.
I think Zoey is a character that many readers will be able to connect with. She's struggling with family issues, her love life, and she's finding herself too mature for her social circle and group of friends. Problems all of us face, right? But no, Zoey has it extra, super hard. She feels as if she's finally found the boy that's right for her. Her long-time friend, Brandon. All is well until, she gets into a car crash. And awakes to her enemy (well, ex-enemy) all over her, acting lovey-dovey and stuff. Zoey cannot remember a single thing of the crash, especially why her boyfriend, Brandon, is acting weird. Now, I don't want it give too much away, but as the novel progresses, it gets better and better. Oh, the tension! Fans of Jennifer Echols will definitely not be disappointed with Forget You.
Cover: Five Stars!
Characters: Four Stars!
Plot: Five Stars!
Ending: Four Stars!
Originality: Five Stars!