Cover Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
Synopsis: "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. London 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, yet 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."
This book kept coming up in my Goodreads recommendations again and again so eventually I got curious about why Goodreads wouldn't stop recommending it to me no matter how often I pressed the ignore button so I borrowed it off a friend who conveniently had. Part way through the book I began wondering why I kept pressing ignore because I really enjoyed it. Forgotten has a really interesting concept; a girl who forgets the past and remembers the future. I have a bad memory myself but I doubt I could cope with my entire past vanishing every night. London coped with the help of notes, these notes had some important information and some not so important information like what she wore. I thought that was very interesting because it showed things we take for granted like memory of what we wore yesterday would be important if we always forget. You know that moment when someone asks you what you had for lunch and you rack your brain for the answer but you just can't remember. How frustrating it is. How you may even sit for hours trying to remember. Well imagine feeling that everyday.
Forgotten had many characters that I could hate and rant about but for once I'm not going to. London herself I found slightly irritating at times but I looked past that because of all she had to deal with. I can't imagine what that would be like. Her best friend Jamie began to go off the rails but again I can't blame her for that. Then along comes Luke. An actual normal guy, he wasn't badass, he wasn't unbearably sweet or possessive. Just a normal guy and it was a refreshing change. I think he and London were perfect together and get this - no love triangle. I would recommend this book to people who need a change from their normal reads and I would give it 4/5 stars.
My Favorite Quote:
“Tears upon tears splat on to the lined pages in my hands as I read about a nightmare come true. Quickly, I wipe away the saltwater so it won't fade the ink. Because even as my chest caves in and makes me hate the chipper birds and everything else, I know that I needed to read this today, and I need to read it again tomorrow. For me, reading is remembering.”
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