Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Book Title: Forgotten
Author: Cat Patrick
9415951Number of Pages: 304
Rating: 1 star
Genres: YA Fiction, YA Romance
Books like it: Originals by Cat Patrick

Brief Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My review:

Like Originals, a potentially cool plot is centered around a cheesy romance with lots of plot holes.

Let's pretend for a moment that you forget everything about yourself and your life every night. That  your memory is wiped clean. But, from reading some very {undetailed} notes that you left for yourself, you know enough to go through the next day, and the next after that.

Here are the holes:
  • How would you fall in love with the same boy over and over again, just by reading notes about him? How is there even a chance you could fall in love with the same boy that many times?
  • How would you remember your name, and that you have this memory problem? Wouldn't you be suspicious that your mom was lying to you?
London Lane, everybody, fits these descriptions.
  • Also, she seems to remember her best friend and everyone else at school EXCEPT the boy she is in love with....
  • How did she remember where her classes were?
  • Regarding classes, in one of her notes, London says "Read chapters 1-2 in your math book. There is a test today." Erm... you cannot take a math test by reading the chapters a few hours before school, can you? No.
Her notes are not at ALL detailed enough to know everything she needs to remember. Let's  put aside the holes with the memory issue and focus on London's rash actions now. There are a few minor spoilers in the next paragraph.

London falls in love with a boy named Luke at literally first sight. They start dating blah blah yuck. Anyway, they get in a fight one night, and she completely THROWS AWAY all of her notes about him.... just because she was angry with him.
Which, in case you remember.... notes are her only way to remember things.
So she will completely forget him.
Because of one stupid fight.
Does this seem stupid and irrational to you? It totally does to me. And then he writes her a note telling her everything, because she forgot all about him. AND SHE JUST BELIEVES HIM!!! This girl needs some serious brains.

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Sorry, but I do not think this book is worth reading.

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