WHY CAN’T YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU FORGET . . . AND WHAT YOU REMEMBER? There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four- year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. Feeling like her life is about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon. But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people— suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug (Barnesandnoble.com).
This is such a great book. I want to read it again. Right now. That doesn't happen to me very often. I really wanted to read this book after I read The Story Siren's review and I am glad I did.
I loved reading the book but there are some things with Zoey that had me going crazy. Well, one thing really. Brandon. Okay Zoey, you get with a guy once and you're in love with him? Hello! And you think he's your boyfriend after an entire summer of him telling you about his many, many hookups. He is so not your boyfriend but you insist on saying that he is. I get that this is crucial to the plot but Zoey is being played hardcore and I want to yell at her for it. When she goes to his house and he keeps blowing her off it is so painfully obvious. In the end she was trying to turn a mistake into something more meaningful but still.
Doug. Sigh. Doug is amazing. One of my favorite male character so far. Doug may manipulate things at times but he really cares about Zoey. I am pretty sure he's the only one who cares about her for most of the book. Thank goodness Zoey has him. There is so much to say about him but I will leave it at this: He is awesome.
I kept hoping that Zoey would remember but the way the book works out is perfect. I absolutely loved reading this one. The writing is great. It's different than I am used to which is really refreshing. I really want to read Echols' Going Too Far.
Man this is a good book.