Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Summary Provided by 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.

My Thoughts:
I absolutely loved this book! This book was amazing. When I first heard about it, I didn’t even think I would enjoy it. I was so wrong! I love when I’m wrong!

Forget You is about Zoey, whose father’s is an asshole and whose mother tried to kill herself and is now being treated in a mental hospital. One night, Zoey gets into a car accident and she can’t remember what happened the night before. She becomes even more confused when Doug, who has hated her for many years, becomes a constant presence in her life. I don’t think the official summary or my review can give this book justice. You just need to read it to realize how truly awesome this book is!

I loved how Zoey and Doug were portrayed. They are a lot more similar then I think either of them realized and I thought they had great chemistry. What I didn’t like about Zoey was this: she was kind of idiot. Here’s why: 1) She has sex for the first time with Brandon (who apparently is her best friend) in the back of a car. Apparently having sex with your friend in the backseat of a car automatically makes you boyfriend and girlfriend, even though you have spoken to him a total of two times since the sex. 2) She couldn’t remember anything about the accident and instead of just asking Doug about it, she proceeds to use measurements (don’t ask) and rumors to figure out what happened. OMG, just friggen ask someone. Thank you. Other then that, I liked Zoey.

I also thought the cover was gorgeous. I loved the soft colors and the beach in the background. I also enjoyed having a perfect visual of what Zoey and Doug looked liked.

This is the first book I have read by Echols. Going Too Far is on my reading list and I’m excited to read it. Echols is a great writer and she does a good job at portraying teenagers. I wish there were books like this when I was a teenager. The only teenage books I remember was Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul.

I gave Forget You four stars on goodreads. Mainly because I wish we could have seen more of Doug and his point of view. He was a really interesting character and I think he had a lot more layers then what we got to see. I loved Doug! I definitely have a book crush on him. He’s so dreamy!

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