Monday, June 13, 2011

Review: Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Forget You
by Jennifer Echols
Publication Date: July 20th 2010
Publisher: Mtv Books
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781439178232
Source: Borrowed

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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. - Goodreads


Forget You is the very first book I’ve read by Jennifer Echols.  I can’t believe I’ve waited so long before reading anything by this author! I really enjoyed reading this book, and am looking forward to reading more books by Ms. Scott!

First let’s talk about the characters. I had a love/hate relationship with the main character, Zoey. I found her somewhat likeable, but I didn’t really connect well with her. She was very indecisive, and makes very bad decisions. She totally has some major issues, and she really needed help early on in the book, after what all she went through.  Doug, our male lead character, on the other hand, was so wonderful. I adore him, and I’m definitely going fan-girl over him. I really loved their relationship when he and Zoey were together, and when she wasn’t thinking of someone else. He was really the best part of the book for me.

The secondary characters I really didn’t care for. The dad, his girlfriend, Zoey’s friends… I really didn’t care about them. I did feel bad for the mom; I just wish that her character had been a little more developed. I wanted to know her more.

The plot was fast paced, and definitely held my attention. I devoured this book in very little time, and was actually sad that I had to stop reading to go to bed. The writing is absolutely wonderful. We don’t know what happened to Zoey the night of the wreck, and I was really kept in suspense trying to figure out what happened.

The book tackles a topic that you don’t see very often in YA books. Sex, and its many different forms. I really wasn’t expecting it to be so … direct. But it is there, and quite a bit. I think teens could definitely relate to this book.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and am looking forward to reading more books by the author. Next on my list by Ms. Echols is Love Story and Going too Far! I’m really looking forward to reading them both.

Happy Reading!

17 comments:

  1. I love Jennifer Echols. Are books always have such a realistic feel to them and I love that! You should definitely check out Going Too Far. It is equally amazing. I haven't had a chance to get to Love Story yet, but I am thinking that it is just as good and the rest!

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  2. I have never read anything by Jennifer Echols, but after hearing such good things I think I will have to fix that! Thanks for the great review!

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  3. Oh, you will love Going too Far. That book was amazing. It was my first and only Jennifer Echols read. I need to catch up! LOL

    ~Trish Just a YA Girl

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  4. I've read Going too Far. It was pretty good, a little crazy though! I really want to read this one it looks so good. Love Story is very good!

    Great review!

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  5. I haven't read any books by Jennifer either. Maybe I should now though. Great review of Forget You. :)

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  6. This sounds interesting and I'm definitely intrigued. Fantastic review :)

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  7. I have yet to read anything by Jennifer Echols, but after this review, I now know I'm missing out!

    Seems like the direct approach really worked well. Now I'm very curious about it.

    Thanks for the great review, Christy.

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  8. I just read this book to and it was also my first Jennifer Echols book . I agree with you it was amazing I can't wait to Going too far and See what you say about it : )

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  9. I keep meaning to read stuff by Jennifer Echols but I haven't got round to it yet. I really must though because I've seen some awesome reviews for her books and this one is another to add to the list!!

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  10. I absolutely adored this book and I'm glad to see you did too! great review! thanks so much for sharing your thoughts :) isn't Jennifer Echols just awesome?

    Diana

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  11. I bought a few Jennifer Echols books last week!!! (Not this one, but I'm way excited!)

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  12. Thank you for this review - it made me want to read this book now. :D
    I haven't read anything written by Jennifer Echols yet, but I have an eGalley of Love Story waiting for me. If I like it, I will definitely get a copy of Forget You. Sounds very intriguing!

    Carina

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  13. I read Going too Far and LOVED it, but I didn't much for this one...I didn't like Zoey's wishy washy-ness. But I'm looking forward to Love Story, too!

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  14. Great review! I have this book on my reading list! I can't wait to read it.

    New follower :)

    Mandie
    http://enchantedpages.blogspot.com/

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  15. Argh,it's been on my TBR pile for a while now and I haven't read a Jennifer Echols novel so far. Forget You sounds like a novel I could really like, need to move it up my pile:)Thanks for your review!

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  16. You HAVE to read Going Too Far! It was sooo good. John After. Ah, insta-swoon :) I liked it so much more than Forget You (which I didn't finish).

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  17. I started to read this, but put it down and just forgot to get back to it. Looks like I need to pick it up again. I enjoyed Going Too Far, so I'll probably enjoy this too. Glad you enjoyed it.

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