Monday, February 4, 2013

Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Forget You
Jennifer Echols
292 pgs, 2010

Summary from Goodreads


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.

My Thoughts

My current reading strategy is to have one serious book going at all times – and read that at least two hours/week – and then fill with books for pure enjoyment. 

I read Forget You three days ago and I’m struggling to remember enough to write a review.  It was light and easy to read (perfect), I enjoyed it in the moment, but obviously none of the characters made a huge impression.  The biggest thing I noticed was that in both books by Echols that I’ve read is that she tends to make the father’s into the bad guys a lot.

Honestly that’s all I’ve got. 

My Ratings

Enjoyability (3 out of 5 stars)

Relationships (3 out of 5 stars)

Writing (3 out of 5 stars)

This book will stay with me for ….as I’ve said it’s pretty much already forgotten.


  1. Hahaha, I have a few books in my review backlog that I would review similarly to this one. Uhhh, I read it a week ago and it was totally forgettable and that's all I have to say. Hope you've got some more memorable fun books in the works!

    1. Lol - if I hadn't made a goal to review everything I read this year I obviously would have skipped this review.