Monday, 14 May 2012

Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Synopsis (from the Waterstones Website)

Pages: 288
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
Released on: 6th of June 2011

Here's the thing about me: I can see the future in flashes, like memories. But my past is a blank. I remember what I'll wear tomorrow, and an argument that won't happen until this afternoon. But I don't know what I ate for dinner last night. I get by with the help of notes, my mom and my best friend Jamie, and the system works ...Until now. Everything's falling apart. Jamie's going of the rails. My mom is lying to me. And I can't see the boy I adore in my future. But today, I love him. And I never want to forget how much.

What I Have to Say 

This book had such a cool idea behind it!  I knew just from reading the blurb that I was going to love it. Not being able to remember the past must be very disorientating. Plus knowing what's going to happen in the future always makes for an interesting story!

London's condition was shown in a very straightforward way. It's something that she's suffered with since she was 6 years old and she's found ways of dealing with it, by writing herself notes.

I loved the way that the mystery of it all was so essential to the plot. The memory problems left the character in much the same as the reader is when starting the book. She doesn't remember her past and we haven't been told about it yet. As she found out things, so do we! It works so well.

London is also a very good character. The way she explains things and talks about her condition seem very realistic. Also the way Patrick starts some of the chapters with the notes that London has left herself was nice to read.

I only wish that this book had been longer! It's a shame to have finished it really.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds fascinating indeed! Thanks for the review, I'm going to take a look at this one :D