June 7, 2011
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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.
Forgotten is a mysterious, stimulating debut that had me thoroughly entranced from the beginning. It starts out confusing, but not the kind of confusing that makes you want to stop reading, if that makes any sense. I was compelled to find out what makes London who she is, and why she can only remember the future, not her past. Patrick's storyline is unique, fascinating, and utterly compelling. Do not pass up this incredible novel!
London is a delightful protagonist who is somewhat unreliable, although she can't help it. She doesn't remember her previous days when she wakes up, so before she goes to sleep at night she has to write down what she wore, what is happening in her life, and what to expect the next day. I don't know how London does it. She is truly awe inspiring. I don't know that I would be able to live with only knowing the future and forgetting everything before that.
Luke is a very special guy. Even when London acts a bit weird around him, he accepts who she is. He is a genuinely nice and sweet boyfriend to London. I love how London is able to just go off of her notes of him, and still be able to connect and share with Luke. Neither London nor this novel would be the same without Luke in it.
The plot is confusing, yet I was able to follow along. I wondered throughout the whole novel about what made London who she was, and how her long lost father fit into the equation. There is a dream sequence in here that London keeps having that is truly frightening. I was left wondering along with London who it was that everyone was lost without in the dream. When it all was finally put together in the end, I was shocked. I did not see it coming!!
Forgotten is a remarkable novel that left me thinking long after I finished it. This isn't your average paranormal or contemporary novel. In fact, it really isn't either of those. You just have to read the novel to find out all about London for yourself! You won't regret taking a chance on Forgotten.