Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review: Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Forget YouForget You by Jennifer Echols

My rating: 5 of 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. 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.
Another one of my favorites, this is the book that got me started with my Jennifer Echols obsession!
Zoey was not a strong character. However, I definitely commiserated with her. From the other reviews that I've watched or read, Zoey gets labeled as weak,stupid, and silly for being with Brandon. I don't think people are keeping in mind that she only decided to try things with him after a serious family problem arose. Naturally, she was trying to forget what happened. And then later she gets in a car accident and forgets everything, so I think she deserves some slack.
I loved Doug. He was the good bad guy who really liked Zoey, sometimes even acting like a jerk because he couldn't express himself. I thought he was a truly caring person even when Zoey was choosing Brandon over him. And he was half Japanese with green eyes and a swimmer.
The majority of the book is confusing and foggy because Zoey is the narrator. While she tries to piece together what happened that night so do you. I like that part of the book, the figuring out what happened, because it wasn't solely a romance. There was drama and funny lines in this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Would I recommend to a friend? Yup, and I already have.

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