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Forget You

Forget You
By Jennifer Echols
MTV Books, 2010
Audience: Older Teens

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.

I didn't know what I was getting into with this book. I didn't read the back or anything. I picked it up because it was by Jennifer Echols and I loved Going Too Far. I never read books blindly. I just don't. That's how much I trust you, Jennifer Echols.

That being said, I liked this book. It definitely wasn't Going Too Far - that book had one twist. Forget You had oodles. Back and forth and back and forth. Goodness. Right when you think you know what's going on, everything changes. One twist = good. Multiple twists = annoying and hard to believe. So, it got bumped down from five stars to four. 

I still read it super fast and couldn't put it down. Seriously, I had problems reading it on my lunch because I got so absorbed in the story and setting that I ALMOST FORGOT TO GO BACK TO WORK. Problem? Yeah. But in a good way.

Ugh. The dad bothered me. What  a JERK. I didn't like how Zoey was repeating what happened to her mother with Brandon. He was her friend and a nice guy and all, but he would have cheated. And honestly, she kept saying that Brandon was her boyfriend... but since when does hooking up once make you officially together? As far as I know, it doesn't. Especially when you know ahead of time that the guy is a player.