Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My thoughts on "FORGOTTEN" by Cat Patrick


Sometimes, or rather a lot of the times, I hate giving ratings. This would be one of those times.

I read this book in one evening, which means that the writing was good and the story flowed for me, but the story didn't pick up until about pg. 200 or rather, I think it was actually closer to pg. 250. Which, since the book was only 288pgs meant that there wasn't room for too much to actually happen.

The story is about a girl named London, who is a junior in HS and who has a rare memory problem. She cannot remember her past, as recently as the day/night before, but she can 'remember' the future. Because of this she has to leave notes for herself every evening before she goes to sleep so that when she wakes up she can read about the day before and the day before that, etc.

This sounded so intriguing and it was, but nothing happened in this book until well after pg. 200. This, to me, was a love story. Which was great and I enjoyed that about the book. The love interest, Luke, was good looking and he treated London so well, but I guess I was just expecting some excitement in the book because of the rare memory problem London has.

When stuff started to really happen at the end it got my pulse going...Finally, some excitement! But with less then 50pg left it couldn't fully develop and had to be short lived. Now this would have been fine if there was going to be a sequel, but I checked and I didn't see a sequel. In fact the next book is something completely different.

I wish this book would have delved more into why she was having this problem and why later on she was all of sudden starting to remember certain things. Which is another thing...why was she able to remember certain people at school, but not others?

Even if there was going to be a sequel I think that a lot of this book could have been thinned out.         

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