Monday, July 22, 2013

REVIEW ~ Forget You by Jennifer Echols


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.

I LOVE ME SOME JENNIFER ECHOLS!!! I read Forget You in between family trips to each Disney Park in Florida. Lemme tell ya- I'd waaaaaayyyy choose Jennifer Echols over Disney- any day.

This poor girl. A teen from a broken marriage. A daughter from a shitty dad and a grief-stricken mother. A frightened girl who felt blame and who needed love. A girl who strived to be flawless to divert the tragedy she sustained.

My heart was with Zoey. Distraction only lasted for so long before vulnerability kicked in. Plus, all thoughts led back to that tragic night with her mom. 

Then she had an accident. This may sound terrible, but I was glad for it. Because it propelled hot happenings with Foxy Doug. And memories that'll make you shiver in anticipation for Zoey to remember.

Zoey was something else. While I found her to be likeable, she constantly rambled what could happen instead of what was happening. I think it had to do with denial. Denial of her family matters and denial of liking hot-ass Doug. And there is that short-term memory loss thing. It made me want to wrap my arms around her and tell her everything would be okay.

Zoey thought Doug was controlling and manipulating. I had not seen that side of him. What I had seen, was someone who adored her and wanted to protect her. I saw him as someone who I wanted to lick the stubble on his chin. As far as her supposed boyfriend Brandon, yeah- total douchebag. But, I guess he served his purpose for Zoey under certain circumstances.
Forget You was a great read. Jennifer Echols' writing always reels me in and makes me live in her stories. While it is fiction, she has a way with capturing me as if I am the character in the story. She is a top rated author in my eyes and I can't wait to continue my Echols Extravaganza!
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1 comment:

  1. *ducks head* I didn't really like this one.

    Have you read Going Too Far yet??? huh....huh....have you??