Release Date: July 20, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Other Books by This Author: Going Too Far
Received From: Around the World Tours
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
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.
I loved Going Too Far. Loved with a capital L. So when I heard about Forget You, I immediately wanted to read it! So maybe my expectations were too high but although I liked the book, I have a lot of complaints.
Let’s start off with the good. Doug. Doug was a incredible character. He was sweet and mysterious and a lot of things that real life boys will never be. I loved every scene that he was in. I may have just a little crush on him..
Now the complaints. There seemed to be these huge leaps of logic in the book. I just couldn’t get past them. Zoey is supposedly a smart girl yet she does these amazingly dumb things. It came across as very unrealistic to me. There was one thing in particular that annoyed me throughout the book but I don’t want to give anything away. She says one thing in the very beginning of the book and completely contradicts it throughout the rest of the story. Zoey as a whole was all over the place. I never knew what she was going to do next and most of the time her actions made zero sense to me.
Now the overall. I did enjoy Forget You! Even after I finished it the characters were stuck in my head. I just wasn’t as enamored with it as I thought I would be. Maybe I’m judging too harshly because I loved Going Too Far so much. Whatever the reason there were just some things I couldn’t get past.