Friday, April 1, 2011

Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Forget You by Jennifer Echols
Pages: 304 (paperback)
Publisher: MTV
Realeased in: July 20th, 2010

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 a beautiful book. It’s so hard to form a proper review for this, because it makes me want to say so much. Nonetheless, this is a book I would not spoil for anyone! It is epically worth the read!
The story is so different from anything I’ve read so far. The main character, Zoey, gets into an accident and forgets everything that she did the night before. Of course, this would have been a not so bad thing if two boys weren’t involved in the mysterious night. What did she do?  It keeps you at the edge of your seat, letting your mind formulate different scenarios as to what had happened. Doug’s attitude takes a complete turn with Zoey, so much that she fears what she is trying to remember. Brandon acts differently as well. This makes you ask yourself, “what happened?! “

 These were page turners! Not only because of the story, but because of the characters too! They are so interestingly developed, that you feel like you’re Zoey. You see why she acts certain ways and approaches her situation differently. Zoey is a girl who is set on being perfect with the grades and relationships. Even so, with that type of mentality, I grew to understand her. I absolutely love the way Echols creates the characters relationship, it makes it real and possible. They don’t just jump into love from one moment to next! But you actually see that relationship form and attract the other person. Brandon, with his handsome looks comes off as someone harmless and yet, is not. He has an interesting mix of characteristics that is hard to explain without spoiling anything. However, Doug was a charming character, and oh so sexy. I grew to love him the instant I began reading. He’s realistic with a more-behind-this-face kind of thing. However not only do you read the attraction, but you feel it too when reading the book. Sex is a big topic in this book, it mentions it a lot. This only made the book a better read, because truthfully it’s part of a love life. It does not give anything explicit, but Echols certainly does know how to cleanly slip in a few “WOOHOO”s with very little words. This book is one that you do not want to pass by. At all.
I love this book! Take it for granted that I will be reading more of Echols books in the near future!
Thanks for reading!
-- Jess


  1. I need to get to the library ASAP so I can read some Jennifer Echols. I see her name everywhere, yet I've never read anything by her. I have no clue why, because I am one of the first people to praise YA contemp books, especially romance type ones.

    So glad you liked this!

  2. I love this book so much. The sexual tension between Zoey and Doug, ooooh! Echols has a knack in writing those kind of scenes. I'm glad you liked it!

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

  3. I love Jennifer Echols' books! Read Going Too Far and The Boys Next Door if you haven't!They're my favourites :)