Review: Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Forgotten by Cat Patrick

  • Pub. Date: June 7, 2011
  • Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages: 304

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.

First Line: "Aren't Fridays supposed to be good? "

ReviewI loved the premise of this book. 16 year old London's memory resets every night and she can't remember anything that happened, but the twist is she can see her future just fine and of those around her. I mean imagine not knowing your past but knowing when someone close to you will die or how there life will end up like.  I also found it interesting how she kept up with the details of her life, by writing notes down on what happened each day and things she needs to remember. Although it did get tricky for her when she chose to leave things out and forget things on purpose. 

Forgotten kept my interest for the most part, especially when dealing with her memories, the mystery behind the graveyard and who's funeral it could be and of course her relationship with Luke which was not always easy, also why I can say I really did like Luke because he was not willing to give up on her and was just an all around good guy.

I really did enjoy the book for what it was but it was no life changer or anything. There were a ton of plot holes left open. At the end of the book your still left with a lot of questions. I would like to know if London ever regains her ability to remember the past or what happens in the future between her and Luke. And then the mystery aspect of it which was pretty huge in terms of how it affected her but it seemed that it all happened too fast when there could have been more time spent on it going more in depth about the situation. Not to mention we learn that "mystery situation" is the reason for her memory defect but we get no answers on how she is able to see the future.

Overall this was a fast paced read, I loved the memory loss aspect of it but it just annoyed me how certain things weren't fully explained in the end. 

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