When I told people about this book Forgotten by Cat Patrick, they were reminded of the movie 50 First Dates with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. That’s one of the reasons I decided to read it because I liked the movie so much! The main character in the book, London, forgets everything that happened in a day when she falls asleep. How would you deal with that? I would get so annoyed with myself and probably wouldn’t keep many friends or relationships. But that’s not how London deals with it.
When an accident in her childhood resulted in this memory loss, London had to start keeping notes every night before she fell asleep in order to help her throughout the upcoming days. When she meets a new boy at her high school, she feels a connection, but that connection is hard to keep up with because she forgets him the very next day and has to start all over again. When reading this part, I felt really bad for the boy because he had to deal with someone he loves not being able to remember the special times they shared together. Although she can’t remember things from her past, she can remember things that happened in her future. And one thing that isn’t in her future is her boyfriend, but we have no idea what actually happens to them in the future which annoyed me. The book just left you hanging, but in a bad way.
There is also this whole other story going on trying to find her kidnapped brother whom her family thought died. I can’t tell you what happened to him because that would ruin it! I didn’t really like this part of the book because I liked seeing how London dealt with her memory loss in everyday situations more.
Overall, this book had a very interesting concept which drew me in at the beginning. Every time we would have to stop reading in class, I didn’t want to which showed how enjoyable this book was. The only bad thing was how it ended. Books that don’t have a good ending usually leave a bad impression on me. Do you think you would be able to handle the stress that comes along with the memory loss?