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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Forget You by: Jennifer Echols

Forget You
by: Jennifer Echols

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.

Rating: A+
Source: from the author for review

Review:

The first book I read by Jennifer Echols was Going Too Far, and I didn't think it was possible to like a book as much as I did that one, but I was proven wrong. I love Jennifer Echols and she is definitely one of my favorite authors. Few writers can inflict such emotions in me while I'm reading, but Forget You did that perfectly and took me along for the ride.

Jennifer's writing picks you up from where you are and places you in the story. From the very first page you become a part of the setting she's describing to you and of that world. You can not convince me to this day that Zoey and Doug are not out there somewhere, it felt real to me and few authors make me feel that way.

While I was reading Forget You I had it with me everywhere and I could not put it down. Granted, I always have a book with me but I don't normally refuse to let it leave my hands.

Doug was amazing and I'm adding him to my list of literary crushes. There was nothing I didn't love about him, even his flaws were okay with me and every single interaction between Zoey and him had me swooning (yes, swooning.)

I really liked Zoey as well as I felt I could relate to her. I understood why she made the decisions she did and they all made sense to me. She was suffering and really she and Doug needed each other more than any characters I can remember.

I just adored this book. Everything about it from the characters, the dialogue, the setting, just everything had me completely enthralled in the story. I didn't want it to end. I can see myself rereading this book many times in the years to come.

If you haven't read Jennifer Echols yet you're missing out. Go read it now!

-Christina

1 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm reading this one right now and I never want it to end haha.

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