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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Forget you by Jennifer Ecols (remember the name)

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. 

In my opinion, your YA book collection is not a book collection without one of Jennifer Echols' lovely YA romance novels.  I loved Going too Far and Forget you was just as good.  So the book basically picks up when Zoey's mother has just attempted suicide, the only people who know of this are Zoey's dad, officer Fox and the lovely (sarcasatic) Doug Fox.  To block everything out of her mind out, Zoey ends up hooking up with bff Brandon at a party (shame.......) and then she pronounces both of them as bf-gf.  Then one night, Zoey plans on going parking with Brandon buuuttt she ends up in an accident.  And then Brandon is distant, Doug is all lovey dovey and Zoey is just kinda scratching her head going WTF?  Oh but her father is still a douche.

The whole mistery that Zoey is trying to solve in the book is What happened that night?  What changed?  Zoey tries to figure that out by tricking people into telling her, but I still don't get why Zoey couldn't just ask Doug ''What happened last night?''  It would have made everybody's lives, including Zoey's a lot simpler.  But she didn't.  And that's okay because we got a real good book out of it.  I also can`t help but criticize Zoey's ignorance when it came to Brandon, she knew what kind of a player he was, but she thought she was an exception because she listened to Brandon whine for a few summers. 

ANYWAYS...I really like the mistery aspect to the story.  I mean, we pretty much know about each and every character in the book, except for Doug.  He was a delicious little mistery, although he was sometimes a pain in the ass.  Well...a funny one at the least.

Like many of Jennifer`s books, this was a very light and easy read.  Although it was somewhat forgettable, it was super sweet and cute.  A nice little romance novel that you can always think back on and say ''That was a good read''.  It's as simple as that, Forget you by Jennifer Echols gets the Gold Moody Seal of Approval.  Because when you are in need of a break from fearies, psychics and everything in between.  There's always Forget you!   


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