Tuesday, March 13

Forgotten: Partial Book Review

by Cat Patrick


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.

At first I really liked this book.  It was just so cute and captivating.  Then I started to get a bit bored when it was basically repeating itself.  But that is exactly what would happen if your mental slate was wiped clean each day.  Although, I wonder how she keeps up educationally?  It doesn't seem like she forgets all of that stuff.  Then after the boring repeats the book started to really delve into why she is in this situation.  That is when it got a bit too deep for me.  As a mother the idea of losing my child horrifies me.  So it was this reason I wasn't able to read any further.  I couldn't emotionally deal with the subject.