Thursday, June 30, 2011

Forgotten by Cat Patrick GIVEAWAY

Just in case you miss you missed it, I read a fascinating book about a girl whose mind reset every morning at 4:33 a.m. She could remember nothing from before but remembered the future. I loved it. Other people loved it, too. It's going to be turned into a movie. Here's what my blog post said:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Goodreads: 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 take: I loved Drew Barrymore in "50 First Dates." I thought it was cute, clever and an interesting conflict to overcome - living the same day over and over again.

London Lane has a different conflict. She remembers the future. Every day she writes herself notes before she goes to sleep. Her brain resets itself ever morning at 4:33 a.m. Her mother and best friend, Jamie, are the only people privy to this odd phenomenon. She remembers her locker combination at school because she opens it tomorrow. She knows where her classrooms are because she goes to them tomorrow. So far, her secret has been safe since Jamie has her back at school and her mom helps at home.

Two odd things occur simultaneously; she meets Luke Henry but can't remember him in her future. Yet he keeps showing up day after day in her life with increasing importance to her. She also remembers a funeral for a child. Her future child? She doesn't know. Also, she alienates Jamie for not condoning an affair with a teacher.

As the story progresses, the reader learns the burden of knowing tomorrow and years to come while others close to her are burdened by regrets, guilt, and what-ifs. Even London learns the meaning of forgiveness. Secrets are revealed and the cause of her malady is made clear - at least the circumstances and timing. Everybody keeps secrets to safeguard each other. London struggles with the concept of changing the future. Can she?

This is the sweetest love story I have read in a long time. Dialogue is clever and fresh. Relationships between London and Luke, London and her best friend, and London and her mother then father are beautifully depicted. The process of healing old hurts is included. I loved the constancy of friendship and motherly love. I really enjoyed this book and the author's voice.

Language - Rated G
Dialogue - Rated PG - PG-13
Sex - PG
Violence - PG (Dodgeball)

Doesn't that make you want to read it? 

My good friends at Little, Brown Books is offering THREE (count them 3) copies for three lucky readers! YAY!

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Moonlight Gleam said...

Great review! & thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

Darlene said...

This book sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

Harpreet Singh said...

So...this book has been on my wishlist for how long now? hmmm...

Thank you so much for this super generous giveaway, so many of us want to read this, and I just wanted to let you know that it's greatly appreciated that you're giving away 3 copies! Thank you x100!!!

The interview was just absolutly FAB!! I loved it, and I love you're blog, keep up the great work, and thanks once again for this AMAZ-ING giveaway!! :D


Sakira said...

This sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the review :)


Bonnie said...

Yeah! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway - I have been dying to read this book!

mamabunny13 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Dolly said...

You review the BEST books!

I've heard so many good things about this book...this is just my type of read, I love to think about "what if....", and the idea of not knowing your life (past, present or future) always interests me.

Alice D said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

~Enamored Soul~ said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! :D

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latishajean said...

Thank you so much what a great giveaway!