Wednesday, June 22, 2011
FORGOTTEN has a great premise but it is one that is extremely tricky to pull off. Author Patrick does an admirable job of it, though the mechanics of London's affliction are somewhat hazy (especially as they relate to Luke). Memories are so important to our understanding of who we are, and it made sense that London would be more confident than a typical teen because she remembers her future self. Because of this confidence, her relationships with her friends and mother were both refreshingly free of unnecessary angst, though London came off as pretty manipulative at times (for example, in the situation involving her best friend). London's sweet romance with Luke was a highlight here - I love good guys in YA.
FORGOTTEN is available in hardcover now. Find out more about it at the book website and watch two of London's video diaries here!
Thanks to Big Honcho Media, I have two copies of FORGOTTEN to give away. If you live in the US and would like a copy, fill out this form by August 2nd.