Book Review: Forget You by Jennifer Echols

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.

This was another great read from Jennifer Echols.  While Going too Far was my favorite of Echols' two books, I really enjoyed Forget You.  I think Jennifer Echols is the new queen of YA romantic suspense!  Her writing makes me fall in love and leaves me guessing until the very end. 

I have to say that I wanted to slap Zoey for most of the book.  She clings stubbornly to the belief that Brandon is her boyfriend, when he is in fact anything but.  She hurts other people over and over by insisting that she and Brandon are together.  I know she has amnesia, but come on!  Anyone could see those flashing red obvious signs showing the truth about Brandon.

I thought the side characters were well developed and added a lot to the story.  I love Echols' writing style and her attention to detail.  I'm looking forward to her next release!

Just One Gripe: 
I really had a hard time identifying with Zoey.

The Best Thing About This Book: 
I loved being in the dark along with Zoey and finding out the truth about what happened one snippet at a time.

Appropriate for a younger audience: 

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Setting/Imagery: 3/5
Originality: 3/5
Ending: 4/5
Total Score:  18/25


  1. I felt the same about Zoey. Doug was my favourite for many reasons. ;)

  2. I really like the sound of these Jennifer Echols books. I think I'm going to check them out! :)

  3. I also had a tough time connecting with Zoey! She seemed determined to remain under the delusion that she and Brandon were dating when they barely every SPOKE to each other. I did think the author did a fabulous job making several of her characters realistically flawed.

  4. Yes, I've read quite a few reviews of this book and everyone seems to agree that they found Zoey hard work and were unable to identify with her. I think i'll give this one a miss even if the couple on the cover look so sweet together.

  5. Great interview. I can't believe I've never tried this author.

  6. I need to try this author! Nice review :)


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