First Impression: Sounds nice.
Synopsis: 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
200 words (or less) review: I have only read Going Too Far prior to this but I like Jennifer Echols writing. It’s well paced and the characters are realistic yet she doesn’t drown you in unnecessary information.
Zoey is not my favourite character, during the second part of the book I struggled to see what Doug saw in her. Given her family though (especially her father) maybe I should cut her some slack. She did win me round in the end.
The story wasn’t as gritty as I was expecting. Despite everything that’s happening to her, Zoey is rather too focused on Brandon and ‘parking’. I understand she is a control freak and this was something for her to focus on but it still felt a bit too easy to ignore everything until came to a head.
Forget You is pleasant way to spent an afternoon/evening when you want something to read that will entertain you without leaving you reeling at the end.