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Forget me not: The Story of One Family's Voyage on the Titanic

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The story of one family's voyage on the Titanic.

"I am filled with the worst feeling. Everyone says it is the safest, most luxurious ship in the world, but something about it is extremely unsettling."

Evelyn Gilmore does not share her brother Thomas’s excitement about travelling on the maiden voyage of the luxurious Titanic.

For Evelyn the ship is taking her away from every
Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Black Dog Books
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In a nutshell: A good, but not extraordinary, Young Adult novel about one family's voyage on the Titanic.

My perhaps morbid obsession with the Titanic recently returned after I read a wonderful novel The Watch That Ends the Night. Naturally I started looking for more novels about the Titanic, along with non-fiction (I read and saw the incredible A Night to Remember shortly after reading this actually.) I was intrigued by one in particular that I found by an A
Jan 29, 2012 Celine rated it really liked it
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I can sense this historical feeling of the book just by seeing the cover! The shadow of the birds and the lifesaver gives a beautiful touch and calmness to the cover!


A voyage on the Titanic...

Evelyn Gilmore is never excited about leaving Britain, if it means leaving her friends and lovely home behind. But her family is moving to America and they are on board the greatest luxurious ship of the time, RMS Titanic. Thom
This book tells the story of the Gilmores, a fictional middle class family traveling in second class on the maiden voyage of the Titanic in 1912. The story alternates between the third-person perspective of fifteen-year-old Thomas and the first person perspective of his slightly younger sister, Eve. The family has left their home in Southampton, England to immigrate to America and settle in South Carolina. Their younger sister, Beatrice, has weak lungs, and the doctor has said their only hope fo ...more
May 17, 2012 Madsy rated it it was amazing
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i loved this book and always will. Although it was sad i liked the hint of romance.
Michelle  novelsontherun
Feb 09, 2012 Michelle novelsontherun rated it really liked it

Forget me not, forget me never
‘Til yonder sun shall set forever

I am going to come straight out and say this book had me blubbering.

As a rule I have stayed away from anything to do with the Titanic as it just isn’t a happy ending. Human error and ego , made a lot of people lose their lives...... and an iceberg . I just haven’t, to this day been able to watch Titanic the movie by James Cameron. It just makes me too sad.

Walker Books contacted me and asked if I would be inter
Novels On The Run
Apr 04, 2012 Novels On The Run rated it really liked it


Forget me not, forget me never
‘Til yonder sun shall set forever

I am going to come straight out and say this book had me blubbering.

As a rule I have stayed away from anything to do with the Titanic as it just isn’t a happy ending. Human error and ego , made a lot of people lose their lives...... and an iceberg . I just haven’t, to this day been able to watch Titanic the movie by James Cameron. It just makes me too sad.

Walker Books contacted me and asked i
Tara Calaby
It's hard to believe that April the 15th will be the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Sue Lawson has marked the event with the release of her latest novel for young readers, Forget me not. It's a book that should appeal both to those who are familiar with the Titanic's story and those with little knowledge of the tragedy. In it, Lawson tells the tale of one family's experiences on board the ship, from the beginning of their journey to the events of the sinking and its immedia ...more
Mar 29, 2012 Sally rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sally by: Tara Calaby
I've always been a sucker for anything Titanic-related. And I am amazed that I had to create a Titanic shelf for this book! That's just mad. I'm sure I've read other novels set on the Titanic in my life?! Or maybe I've just pored over factual accounts and various movies and telemovies. Let me tell you, this past week on TV has been a treat for me, and there's more to come! :D

So it seemed kind of fitting to read this book today, on April 14th. 100 years to the day since the Titanic struck the ice
Mar 22, 2013 Sariya rated it it was amazing
This book was so heartbreaking. I loved how the author chose to start all of Evelyn's chapters with a "Forget Me Not" quote from the autograph book. One thing I found quite interesting about this book was how it was told from the perspective of second-class passengers traveling aboard the Titanic. All the other books I'd read before were told from the perspectives of first or third class passengers so it was rather nice to have a change.
I liked how the friendships developed between the character
Sep 15, 2012 Maria is currently reading it
Forget me not is a great book, it describes in detail how the titanic sank through the eyes of brother and sister Evelyn and Thomas Gilmore.

Under going a big move to America The Gilmores board what was said to be the safest most luxurious ship ever built, Thomas is very excited about travelling on the maiden voyage of The Titanic however for Evelyn it is taking her away from everything she knows and loves.

Evelyn had a very unsettling feeling ever since she set foot on the Titanic and soon comes
Mar 18, 2012 Maggie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: younger YA readers
Shelves: ya, historical
Quite a good version of the Titanic story, especially for younger people who are not familiar with the history (although after the film I guess most people know it). However the book contains nothing new or startling; not necessarily a bad thing, but for those of us well familiar with the tale it makes for fairly stock standard reading. However I did enjoy the writer's style of alternating chapters, relating the tale by brother and sister, with the sister's version in first person and brother's ...more
Dimity Powell
Apr 13, 2012 Dimity Powell rated it liked it
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A tender and beautiful introduction of a terrible tragedy for young readers. The chilling realism left me colder than the atlantic ocean yet Sue managed to weave the Gilmore family's account of their departure from their homeland with the fatalistic journey, with warmth and believable compassion. Yes, we all know the unfortunate conclusion, but it is still hard to comprehend and impossible to read about without shedding a tear or two. A timely release about a unforgettable period of human histor ...more
Oliver Horton
Feb 02, 2016 Oliver Horton rated it really liked it
This book is based around the 1912 RMS Titanics maiden voyage across the Atlantic. Seen through the eyes of two familys (Gilmores and Worthingtons), it discusses the conditions onboard and emotional state of many paassengers travelling on the ship. For me the book was an absoloute pleasure to read and I found myself constantly engrosed in the book day and night. The author has also included characters who were infact aboard the ship itself when it ventured across the Atlantic ocean. I definetly ...more
Judith Yeabsley
Aug 16, 2013 Judith Yeabsley rated it liked it
A book that you know will not have a happy ending but was a captivating story none the less. It is the Titanic story told from the point of view of a teenage girl travelling with her family to the US and a horrifying insight into the collection of errors that caused so many people to perish uneccessarily. Also a comment on the culture of the era with the men gallantly staying aboard the ship even though they knew it meant certain death in order to allow women and children to leave. Would be inte ...more
Adele Broadbent
Jun 11, 2015 Adele Broadbent rated it liked it
Evelyn and her family are about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. They are going to travel across the ocean to a new life in America on the ‘unsinkable’ ship – The Titanic. Evelyn is sad to leave her dog and her best friends behind and has a terrible sense of foreboding as she boards the brand new ship.

‘Forget Me Not’ tells the story of Evelyn’s family on the infamous voyage in Evelyn’s first person point of view and her older brother Thomas’ story in third person.
Feb 04, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book actually. It was a nice, quick and easy read. I thought it portrayed life on the Titanic, and the associated disaster, accurately, although the conversations sounded barely different from what they would be today. Except for Mother's particular-ness about manners and insistence that Eve behave like a lady, it didn't really feel like it was set in 1912. It's a good book though, and it has an optimistic ending, even in the face of the Titanic sinking.
Emma Wong
Jun 06, 2015 Emma Wong rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the story of the titanic written by a different perspective, I found it very sad but well written with good description. I found I couldn't stop reading as the titanic began to sink. I liked the hint of romance and kind of wish it was taken a bit further, and maybe an epilogue of their lives afterwards. But overall I like the book very much and found it very sad but good
Apr 15, 2012 Trisha rated it really liked it
Well plotted novel that builds slowly to its inevitable conclusion. Thomas & Eve are authentic teens (daring & disobedient) and siblings (moody towards each other, yet fiercely loyal), and their adventure capture the mood and atmosphere of the unsinkable ship well.

Very enjoyable.

Jul 18, 2012 Sophie rated it it was amazing
I thought forget me not was great because it was the whole story about the titanic! some parts forget me not got boring but if you just kept reading you couldnt put the book down :) overall, I loved forget me not the book :)
Mrs Child
Apr 22, 2012 Mrs Child rated it liked it
Knew it would be sad of course, but it is told sensitively and with a real feel for the early 1900's.
Jun 19, 2012 Anisa rated it it was amazing
I thought it was a great book but sad when the ship was sinking. I got convused when they said Tomas was on the ship, I thought he was alive but he wasn't.
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Best book ever! I loved it! It tells a story of sacrifice, love and survival, just what a book needs. And terribly saddening, which is what makes it so great.
Saturday's Child
May 27, 2013 Saturday's Child rated it liked it
An enjoyable junior fiction read.
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Sue Lawson is an award winning young adult and junior fiction author, with a passion for
young people, writing and reading. Her books are recognized for the sensitive way they
explore the exciting and heartbreaking complexities of adolescence.
A former teacher, Sue has also worked for both ABC and commercial stations and currently
works part time for Geelong's BAY FM.
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