Friday 30 January 2015

Forgotten by Cat Patrick

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 first Cat Patrick book told of a very strange concept, memory working backwards. All through the story, I was caught up trying to keep track of backwards and forwards, realising that London didn't remember the day before. London has a system to keep pretences and pretend to be normal: writing herself notes to remember homework, set texts and important things with her one true friend.

Everything goes a little off-kilter when London meets a cute boy that she can't remember from her future so she does a terrible thing: lies to herself and leaves him out of her notes. But then they keep talking, Luke winds into her life and helps her deal with her strange memory. London also had a great friendship with best friend Jamie; however it was very awkward that London knows what will happen, especially the bad ending to this exciting and forbidden relationship Jamie has just started.

Then London remembers a funeral that she can't place. As she begins to question this one memory, she has to deal with some terrible things from her future and her past. And in doing so, she changes her relationship with Luke, her mother and her absent father by dealing with this truly awful memory and even discovers the reason for her strange memory being backward. The whole story was compelling and fascinating, even though it was very mind-boggling! 

Published 6th June 2011 by Egmont. 

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