Thursday, January 26, 2012

Forgotten, by Cat Patrick

Barnes & Noble

Every night, 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.

2.5 stars, rounded up to 3 because I was interested enough to keep listening to the audiobook. I'm not sure I would have finished it had I been reading it.

I loved the premise of this book--a girl's short-term memory resets itself every day at 4:33am. She can't remember the past but she "remembers" the future. Unfortunately, it is full of YA clich├ęs: the outcast girl with only one friend, the (gorgeous!) new guy who is immediately drawn to said girl; the over-abundance of expressions that "cross faces" and emotions that "fleetingly flick through eyes" (yeah, just try to have an emotion pass through your eyes and someone recognize it); etc.

There were too many storylines and 3/4 of the way through the story is not a time to add a new one.

Overall, it was just "meh."

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