Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Publication Date: June 7th, 2011
Published By: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Hardcover, 288 Pages
Source: Review Copy received from Big Honcho Media for honest review
Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.
Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies."
Review: *** 1/2 Stars
Forgotten was a great debut from author Cat Patrick. It deals with a girl named London that has a unique problem. She can't remember anything from her past, but she can remember things from her future. It makes for an interesting storyline, albeit a confusing one. Until you really understand what is going on, you have to think about what it means to forget your past, and remember your future (see are you confused yet??).
London was a memorable main character that you can't help but feel symphathy for with her unique problem/condition/whatever you want to call it. I enjoyed how the author wrote about London's life, how the character lived with her problem. However I don't think it is very possible. The only people that knew of London's problem was London, her best friend Jamie, and her mother. I can understand her writing notes about what happened every night, but to be able to pull off everyday that you remember everyone and everything that has happened is just... unrealistic in my opinion. Interesting and entertaining definitely though.
Throw in a cute guy with whom she doesn't remember (she remembers her future, and she sees him at school and has no recolletion of him from her future) and that adds some mystery and intrigue to the story (even more so than before), not to mention some great chemistry between Luke and London.
Overall, a good book, that keeps you interested from the start. Also, plenty of twists to keep you wanting more.
Learn more about debut author Cat Patrick at her webpage.