Wednesday, February 2, 2011

FORGET YOU by Jennifer Echols

Forget youForget you by Jennifer Echols

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

(from Goodreads)
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.

Another book for the chick lit challenge hosted by Chick Lit you may know, I am not a chick lit fan and this is the very reason why I joined this challenge. Unfortunately, this book helped to emphasize why I don't care for chick lit.

I gave this book 3 stars because it wasn't horrible, but it just didn't seem to have any substance to it. It seemed shallow and didn't make too much sense to me.

This book is about a girl named Zoey, who gets into a car accident and develops amnesia over the few hours before the accident, but she doesn't tell anyone that she can't remember because she doesn't want anyone to think that she is crazy or has a problem. The only problem is is that the one boy who she doesn't like at all is acting really nice to her now and her boyfriend hasn't been calling her so she is really confused and has to try and figure out what happened those few hours before the accident without letting on that she doesn't remember.
In the meantime, Doug (the "badboy") who is all of sudden acting all nice to her, keeps showing up and acting like something happened between them (which she can't imagine because they have never liked each other)...anyway....this is what the book is basically about....Zoey trying to figure out what happened while trying not to let herself fall for Doug because she is "dating Brandon". Which leads me to this...

She had sex with Brandon ONE time. In the backseat of his car. She knew he was a player but she still had sex with him and now because of that she thinks that they are boyfriend and girlfriend. That bothered me because they didn't date at all and after that happened Brandon basically was avoiding her so how could she think they were together??

Then Brandon was hardly in the book. It was all about Doug and Zoey, but yet, Zoey kept saying that she was "dating Brandon"...because of this I thought Zoey was shallow and pathetic. She did have some strong moments, but when it came to Brandon that is what I thought of her.

I liked Doug mostly because even though he had a thing for Zoey he didn't get all mushy and he still remained a "bad boy"....but yet I found him a little too controlling when it came to Zoey.

I was very conflicted on what I thought of this book. I liked the whole Doug and Zoey thing, but didn't care for anything else. I didn't care for the characters or the whole Brandon thing...ugh....

Maybe this is why I don't like chick lit...people don't think straight and it makes no sense.

There is mature content in this and I wouldn't recommend it to teens younger then 15...

A lot of people liked this book so you should still try it out because you may very well like it also.

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