Author: Cat Patrick
Details: Hardcover, 304 pgs.
Published: June 7th, 2011 by Little, Brown
Reading Level: Young Adult
Source: Big Honcho Media
What if every day when you woke up, you had no recollection of the days before?
Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can “remember” are events from her future. is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture. Luke Henry is not someone you’d easily forget, but try as she might, London can’t find him in her memories of things to come.
When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it’s time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting – before it destroys her future.
Wow! This book was good! I was completely blown away by it's unique-ness and complexity while at the same time it was beautifully simple. The characters were amazing, the romance was oh -so -sweet, and the mystery completely surprised me.
I really liked London and was surprised how well she took things. I mean imagine waking up everyday and remembering nothing from your past. Now I thought it would be like having amnesia everyday, but really it's different because she knows the future. She remembers backwards. So she knows her mom because her mom is in her future. She survives school each day because she knows everything from the future. I just thought the whole thing was crazy awesome. The author pulled it all off wonderfully!
The romance. Omygoodness, the romance was amazing! Luke won my heart, I can tell you that! I loved that everyday she was seeing Luke for the first time. And everyday she blown away by how handsome he is. Now you're thinking that shouldn't she know what he looks like from her future? Well, for some reason she doesn't see him in her future. You'll have to read the book to find out more about all that.
On top of her crazy memory issues she is haunted by a funeral she 'remembers' (remember she remembers the future). So she's trying to figure out who it could be. This turns into some crazy'ness and some revelations. And a mystery from her past is revealed.
I couldn't really recommend this book any more highly. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down and I read it in no time at all!
About the author:
On a rainy November morning, new baby sleep deprived, Cat Patrick forgot what she was doing. She retraced her steps but instead of remembering, the idea for Forgotten was born.
Cat lives near Seattle with her husband and twin daughters who now, thankfully, sleep through the night. Forgotten is her debut novel.
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