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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Forgotten by Cat Patrick

 Title: Forgotten

Author: Cat Patrick

Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers

Pages: 288

Reviewed by: Sabrina

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.

My Thoughts

I must look like an owl right now. My eyes are still huge from the experience. Forgotten took me on a sweet & somewhat sad journey.

4:33am is the time London Lane's memory resets. Everything from her past is forgotten and only the future remains. She rights down notes so she can read about the day before, plus important reminders. One day she meets Luke Henry, a boy who she can't remember in her future. Despite this, she starts going out with him.

Meanwhile her best friend, Jamie, has gotten herself into a terrible situation. Things start to get a rough turn from there. She discovers her mom has been lying to her. London also gets reoccurring dreams of a funeral.

Forgotten reminded me a lot of the movie, 50 First Dates. I loved seeing London keep falling in love with Luke. It wasn't tiresome or anything like that. I fell for Luke too. He's a nice, gentle, considerate guy. Luke doesn't care about her condition. He doesn't try to take advantage of her like some boys his age. He's the dream guy.

Forgotten made me stop and think. It made me wonder what's worth remembering each day. We're lucky to remember at all. Some people in this world lose a huge chunks of their memory.

I can't believe this book won't be a sequel. I was happy about the ending and all but it left a lot of room open for a next book.


  1. I really liked watching 50 First Dates so this book is looking really cool. It's amazing some of the concepts that people come up with for books. How scary to lose your memory every day. Glad the ending sounded like it was nice :)

  2. I know! I'm so sad that Cat Patrick won't be continuing London's story because it was just so sweet and adorable. But I loved this book nonetheless, and while the idea that someone could remember the future is somewhat unfathomable, I still agree that it makes me appreciate my ability to remember the past. :)

    Awesome review, Sabrina!


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