Product Details (via B&N)
- Pub. Date: July 2010
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
- Format: Paperback, 292pp
- Sales Rank: 379
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.
This was an interesting book. Zoey seems to have a normal teenage life with the exceptions of her very screwed up parents. Everywhere you look, her parents are messed up. Her dad and his pregnant 23 or 24 yr old mistress/wife. Her mom who can't seem to deal with the divorce.
I like Zoey. My only qualm with her is she seems very naive about boys for being a senior in High School. Seems to me, in this day and age, girls are more in the know by this time. Other than that, she's pretty likeable.
The boy situation is pretty standard. Good boy vs Bad boy. But in my opinion, I think it's the other way around. The alleged good boy, I hated. For reasons you'd have to read the book for. The bad boy, I liked and hated. Again you will have to read the book to learn why. I hate giving out too much information.
The story kept me interested from the beginning. An easy read with a little mystery thrown in.
All in all, I enjoyed the book. Did it make me gush with love? Nah. But it was a good book and I'd have no qualms with recommending it to readers.
As a side note, I should mention I would give this book a nc-17 type rating for sexual content
Author's Website: Jennifer Echols