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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  19,200 ratings  ·  1,174 reviews
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 mes...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published July 20th 2010 by MTV Books (first published June 30th 2010)
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This novel is hot. This novel is one of my all time favorite books. Honestly... I am at a loss for words. And that's not supposed to happen to me... right? I mean I'm supposed to be able to spout my undying love for novels that totally rock my socks off. I'm just having a hard time trying to compose my thoughts on something that is unlike anything I've ever encountered.

I loved Jennifer's novel Going Too Far, so when I saw the blurb for Forget You.... I couldn't wait to read it. Luckily I receive...more
Going into this book, I didn’t expect too much. I really liked Jennifer Echols’ 'Going Too Far' a lot, but I read quite a few negative reviews about Forget You.

And I got what I expected. Although I was hooked and finished the book in a few hours last night, it has quite a few flaws that can’t be overlooked in my opinion.

First and foremost, these flaws are closely linked to Zoey’s behaviour. I simply didn’t get her. There were moments when I thought: What are you doing? Why are you obsessing abou...more
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2.5 stars

I am going to dub this the Awkward Second Date Book.

Let’s back up a moment to Going Too Far, which I read earlier this month. It was my first Echols book, and we hit it off. I spent three days with Going Too Far, and I was quite enamoured with it, in particular with Echols’ well-drawn characters and the intense chemistry that drove the story.

Fast forward one chapter into my second Echols book Forget You. I found myself perplexed - giving the book a quizzical raised eyebrow. Was I drun...more
I didn't get it at all why Zoey tried to stay together with Brandon all the time and why she even believed they were together since she knew him and his use-each-woman-only-once-and-discard-her method well before and it was clear that she hooked up with him spontaneously because of her helplessness concerning her family situation.

In addition, I really had difficulties to understand what her friends, the twins and others, were talking about, the strange dating conversations she has with them; Zo...more
I really enjoyed Forget You. Jennifer Echols really knows how to write about real teen problems. It was a powerful and honest novel that deals with divorce, depression, sex and realtionships. It was one of those books I had to finish in one sitting or I wouldn't have gotten any sleep that night if I didn't have everything resolved. Thankfully I finished it and I got the ending I needed.

Zoey was a complex character who I liked. I can see that she will annoy some people. It is frustrating that she...more
Jul 26, 2010 Mollie rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya, 2010, july
When I first read all the rave reviews of Echols' Going Too Far, I was psyched to read it. I love a good YA contemporary romance and am always looking for new authors. Although I liked Going Too Far, I didn't love it, and I certainly didn't think it lived up to all the hype. However, I did enjoy it and was hoping I 'd LOVE Forget You. Alas, I liked this one much less than Going Too Far.

Why? Simple, Zoey. The main character. I, frankly, could not stand her. On one hand I really felt sorry for her...more
I am having difficulty believing it was almost a year ago that I read Going Too Far. It was a solid swallow-in-a-single-gulp read and, I have often thought of Meg's "I am full of fear" mantra and smiled. I'm happy it's received the welcome attention it has in the blogosphere and I knew her next romantic drama would meet with a host of eager readers. When I first read the synopsis for Jennifer Echols' FORGET YOU, I admit I was completely sucked in by the amnesia angle and the whole waking up to f...more
Jul 18, 2010 Tammara added it
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Got this from Amazon yesterday, and started reading at midnight -- after going out with friends. Stayed up until I finished. Fantastic character development, story development, dialogue. Hot, sexy, and sweet. Everything a novel labeled "YA Romance" should be. I enjoyed Going Too Far, but loved Forget You even more. Echols has a gift for writing flawed characters who nonetheless keep trying to do the right thing. In other words, they feel REAL.
Steph Su
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I don't think I could be more obsessed with a book! I love this book so much! I almost started rereading it as soon as I finished it. I was such a giddy dork while reading this, it was really quite embarrassing, luckily I was by myself.
I love all of Jennifer Echols books so I was impatiently awaiting the release of this one. And when I got it in the mail I was so excited. But I was afraid that I had built it up so much in my mind that it wasn't going to be as good as I hoped. But don't you worr...more
I can't justify a higher rating than 3.5, but I also refuse to give it any less. It's kind of a bad book. There's one reason, in particular, I want to mention: The dad was a forced douche bag. I feel bad actually, on his behalf, because I don't think he really wanted to be a total dick. But he only has so much control seeing as he's a fictional character, therefore not real, and Echols, who is real holds the pen...see the problem, yeah? She wanted a dick dad, and so he was. Le sigh. All in all,...more
After her mother and father's divorce, Zoey is determined to live the perfect life, everything and everyone in it's place. However, when her mother attempts suicide Zoey's world is thrown out of whack. To further complicate matters, Zoey is in an accident and can't remember what happened the night it happened. But she needs to remember and fast, because when she wakes up her love life is upside down.

Things that irked me about the novel: I had a hard time sympathizing with Zoey at times because...more
I have been a Jennifer Echols fan since the day I picked up Major Crush off the "New YA" shelf at my library. I have loved every single book by her thus far, and Forget You was no exception. Since the day I read the description, I had been dying to read it. I had high expectations for Forget You, and it surpassed them all by leaps and bounds.

Jennifer Echols has filled the pages of Forget You with a beautiful story dealing with darker and raw experiences of life. She wasted not one word, and hoo...more
I really wanted to like this book. I was so excited to read it because the storyline sounded like it had so much potential. I was sorely disappointed, and so mad that I wasted a good few hours reading this.
This is one of the worst books I have ever read. It may even be worse than Twilight, and that's saying something.
Everything that happened in this book was made out to be a really big deal, like "end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it" big deal. But everytime a new "plot point" was revealed, or somethi...more
I loved this book! I'm officially a Jennifer Echols fan-girl!

Zoey is a senior in high school on the swim team. Her father owns a water-park called Slide with Clyde(Zoey's father) where she works every summer with her swim teammates. This is where she first hears that her father has impregnated his twenty-four year old girlfriend, Ashley a water park employee. Zoey and her mother move out of their house on the beach to an apartment. Ashley and her father will now be living at the house. Zoey noti...more
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My Thoughts: Over the past 24 hours I kept reliving this book over and over in my head, trying to find the right words to write this review. I can't stress enough how beautiful this book is! Yes, it was that darn good! We are introduced to Zoey and Zoey's crazy family troubles. Her mom tries to commit suicide, her dad is marrying a 24 year old, and she along with her whole swim team except Doug works at the family business as lifeguards. After her mom's suicide attempt she is forced to go live w...more
I recommend Forget You.

"I don't think we should spend any more time together unless i have a chance with you."


That’s how Echols described Brandon and it seemed fitting that i describe her book in the same manner. :)

Gosh, i am definitely having fangirl moments in this review. I’ve got dibs on Doug Fox!

Zoey (she looked like Uma Thurman) reminded me of Brittany from Perfect Chemistry (they wanted to preserve their perfect-girl-daughter act), but i have to say the latter ha...more

Forget you was a good book, but there was a lot of character traits I didn't care for in this one.
The father, for one, was an ass and while I sympathize with Zoey's situation, she bothered me, a lot. I know she's young but she's also very naive and dense.
Doug on the other hand was a good role. I liked his wit and charm and I have to admit he had some good chemistry with Zoey.
The concept was cool and the writing is as always fantastic, but I just didn't love this one as much as Echols o...more
Carolina Riojas
Beautiful writing, history, cover, characters and excellent book.
Zoe was sometimes really stupid, by the decision she made, like the one of the second chapter for EX! I meaaaaaan! Why????? It suppose that it has to be special *crying face*
But that was all, the i love the rest of the book.
Zemira Warner
What really bugged me was the line I HAVE A BOYFRIEND. Grrr... Other than that this book was one of my favorite young-adult romances.

I'm easy to please... some would say, I'm an easy reviewer and rater of books. I would have to agree. I may give out five and four stars to just about anything. Mostly. But, I don't give one stars out lightly though. I like what I like... without guilt or shame.

What I loath most in books is horrendous writing and pointless story lines. Or, dull-witted female character types. Zoey the main character in this book was annoyingly moronic. She was blind a...more
Forget You by Jennifer Echols wasn’t as great as I was hoping it would be, which was slightly disappointing because I absolutely loved Going Too Far and was hoping for a repeat. However, that's not to say I didn't enjoy this book to some degree because I actually did. At times, though, the writing and flow seemed a bit choppy and all over the place, which was a bit distracting.

As far as the characters go, I liked Zoey, but I wished she would have gotten a clue a bit sooner about the whole Brand...more
Jennifer Echols does it once again! Forget You is full of passion, well written characters, and sizzling romance.

After loving Going Too Far, i really liked the concept of Forget You. I couldn't stop myself from reading(and then it was over)There were times when Zoey would get on my nerves but i understood what she was going through. <3 Forget You!

We meet Zoey, who has this perfect girl persona,if she had a chip in her nail,she would have to redo it. I felt sorry for her because her Dad is obn...more
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Life changes for Zoey when her Dad has an affair with his 24 year old assistant and gets her pregnant. Since most of her friends from school work for her Dad's business everyone knows what has happened but it is something that Zoey would much rather have kept quiet. When her Mum attempts to commit suicide Zoey is forced to move in with her Dad and his new fiance. Worried about her Mum and the stress of trying to keep what happened a secret changes Zoey and makes her act in ways she never would h...more
Zoey wasn't an interesting or fascinating female protagonist, quite an irritating and slow-witted girl.

I wish this book had moved beyond her recalling the night of the accident. An exploration on the story about her mother, perhaps a confrontation with her father and/or Ashley...The entire concept of trying to remember one night wasn't all that intriguing for me - I read the book just to get it over with.

Doug was an impressive male lead, and I much preferred reading his dialogue over Zoey's. He...more
I will preface this with saying, I really wanted to read this book. I read the description and thought, hey that sounds interesting.

But, it wasn't. It sucked. Hardcore suckage. The premise of the book, is Zoey is a perfect darling girl who has rich parents and has everything. Except apparently a brain. She is on the swim team life is perfect until it spirals out of control when her controlling asshole father cheats on her mom, gets his 24 year old gf pregnant and then makes her mom move out of t...more
Aug 30, 2010 Katie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: arc, own
Jennifer Echols has written another amazing romantic drama. Ever since I read Going Too Far I have been dying for more and Forget You did not disappoint.

Zoey Commander's life keeps getting worse. Her dad gets his 24-year-old girlfriend pregnant, her mom tries to commit suicide, and her worst enemy, Doug, seems to know all about it. Zoey needs to keep her drama a secret but she's worried what Doug might do or say. He can't stand her. That is, until they are in a car accident together. Too bad Zoe...more
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Jennifer Echols 'Forget You' features Zoey, swim team captain, all round nice girl who is dealing with more than the usual amount of teenage drama. Her father has left her Mother for 24 year old pregnant Ashley, and her Mother attempted suicide. To top it all off, she is in a car accident and loses all memory of the night and when everyone starts acting differently she is determined to know why. Her new boyfriend, Brandon, is barely around, her best friends, twins Keke and Lila, are constantly f...more
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Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Bes...more
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