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Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture. Luke Henry is not someone you'd ea...more
Hardcover, US Edition, 304 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published June 1st 2011)
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Nomes
2.5 (wavering between "it was okay" and "I liked it")

Forgotten is right in the pocket for the current YA climate. It offers a contemporary storyline with a twist that gives the book a vague supernatural vibe (London can “remember” the future). The sale of Forgotten went down in a heated bidding war and the rights were bought internationally. Already it has been optioned and early reviews report the hype is true ~ to expect originality, a swoony romance and a wild twist towards the end of the boo...more
Emily May


This book really annoyed me. I couldn't even manage to talk myself into giving it 2 stars because I have nothing at all complimentary to say. It was boring, the protagonist pissed me off and it is nowhere near as interesting as the goodreads description would have you believe.

The idea sounds so cool. A girl (London Lane) remembers things that have not happened yet in flashes but forgets her past each day as she wakes up. She leaves notes to herself about her life and what has happened the prev...more
Flannery
You had me, Cat Patrick. You had me for a significant portion of this novel. Then you totally lost me. You did, however, inspire me to read up on short-term memory loss. For those of you wondering what the heck that has to with anything, this book’s main character is a teenage girl who “resets” every morning around 4am. Each night, she writes notes for herself of things she needs to read for school, what she should wear tomorrow, and any developments with family and friends. The entire book keep...more
Brodie
London Lane remembers her future the same way we remember our past. And while the average person doesn't 'remember' their future, London doesn't remember her past. Her memories are of the future, but the moment they become the past, they're forgotten. At precisely 4:33am every morning she forgets the day she's just lived and awakens with only what she sees of the future and her daily notes on what's happened in her life. She has to remind herself of the clothes she wore yesterday, the conversati...more
Erica (daydreamer)
Forgotten is spellbindingly mind boggling. I was so intrigued with London’s strange life. Cat Patrick certainly created a keeper with her debut novel. It’s so intricately developed, the messages and emotions vividly portrayed that had me living anxiously alongside London, watching as she forgets again and again her yesterday, and then seeing her remember her future. It was such a unique premise, and confusing at times. Kind of like one of those time travel concepts that stretch your mind.

Each mo...more
Thomas
Yesterday I ordered an orange mango smoothie from Starbucks. I expected to enjoy it - after all, I like oranges, mangoes, and smoothies. Yet when I tried the drink in its entirety I almost spit. That's sort of like what happened with Forgotten, minus the spit.

Forgotten possessed a plethora of potential. It's realistic fiction with a paranormal touch, including a love interest and a mystery. The book had so much promise, but failed to deliver any punch.

Cat Patrick's prose is good. Too good, in a...more
Lisa Smith
Apr 12, 2014 Lisa Smith rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Adult & Young Auult Readers of Romance
Recommended to Lisa by: Books 4 Review Club
5 Best Stars

It’s the second best book I have read this month alone and it’s the best YA book I have read this month!!


Cat Patrick took me on an unforgettable journey through the eyes of London, a young girl whose memory reset every morning. She has no memory of her past and every memory of the future. Forgotten was so gripping to me literally could not put it down; I laughed, I sighed, I giggled, I cried. The story was a mesmerizing page-turning psychological mystery; full of drama and young lov...more
Belle
2.5 stars.

I've been wanting to read Forgotten for awhile. The idea of a girl whose memory reset every night so that she had no recollection of the past, yet could see the future, sounded kinda like 50 First Dates awesome. If I had've read it a year ago I might have really liked it. A year ago, I was much less jaded and much more forgiving of things like, say, love triangles and insta-love. But now? Now these things are enough to make me not read a book at best, and throw it across the room at w...more
Aly (Fantasy4eva)
Forgotten is a story of girl who has no recollection of her past whatsoever but for some reason of her future. It's clear though from the get - go that knowing the future and not recalling the past has taken its toll on her. For one, she has to make notes every day before she goes to bed to remind herself when she wakes up of what she has to do that very day. The problem with this is that the London who wakes up that very morning may have the notes to remind herself to bring; a chemistry book, w...more
Rebecca
I had heard of Forgotten and even read some great reviews about it, and to tell you the truth it sounded interesting but I wasn’t sure if I’d like it. Well, after reading it, I can now tell you that I thought it was one of the most clever, intriguing, creative books I have ever read. Like seriously, if this is Cat Patricks debut, I can’t wait to see what she writes next!

All of the characters were well written about and entertaining...especially London. I thought that she was such a strong chara...more
Amy
Jul 05, 2013 Amy rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
“Whaaaaaaat?” was the first thing that went through my head after finishing this book. It was shortly followed by: “But the… and the… what did she… and he… UGH!” after which I immediately flung down the book in disgust and retreated to my room.

Seriously. It was that bad. And it had so much potential. Really, the only thing I can say right now is: “What were you smoking, Cat Patrick?” Honestly. I don’t think I’ve ever been so confused after finishing a book. Ever.

It really did have so much potent...more
Elizabeth Marshall
I honestly don’t quite know what to make of this story!

The reviews were amazing and I was terribly excited to read it.

The story in principle was really good but I must confess to being a bit unnerved by some of London’s premonitions, especially the whole funeral thing. The idea of having to live with the knowledge that this young girl was living with scared me, and although the plot was intriguing and kept me reading I did feel at times as though I was living some form of horror with her.

The r...more
Melannie :)
Oh man! how I loved this book!
I won this in The Mockingbirds facebookpage, so I am hugely and eternaly thankful
to Daisy Whitney; without her I wouldn't have been able to read this awesome piece of literature
two moths before it comes out.

So yeah this book was all the things I like:

Romance: the romance in this book is to die for!, kinda like in the movie 50 first dates that
Adam Sandler makes Drew Barrimore fall in love with him all over again every day, Luke does the same
with London, she doesn't...more
Ariana


I am not sure about my feelings for this book, so this doesn’t really count as a review.

The concept was great – having memories from the future is something I thought about at some point in my life. Add to this the fact that London can’t remember her past (that her day ends precisely at 4:33 am taking away all her memories) and that she needs to keep notes about what happens (or to rely on her ‘future memories’ to know where she stands) and you get a pretty awesome settling.

Another thing that I...more
kari
Feb 13, 2012 kari rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012, ya
Forgotten, and the sooner, the better.
This book could have been so much better than what is here. The premise is mysterious and the confusion London feels as she tries to make her way with no past memories is well done in the first few chapters. I'm not sure I understand why her teachers wouldn't know about her memory problems. That doesn't make sense or why it has to be such a big secret. Who would care? And that she can "remember the future" didn't really work to me. I understand why she lost...more
Kai (Amaterasu Reads)
Review posted at Amaterasu Reads

London's brain resets at 4:33 am. Everything she has done for the day, fighting with her mom about the secrets she's been keeping from her about her dad, talking to her bestfriend Jamie, getting hit by a dodge ball in the face, borrowing hideous clothes from a snarky schoolmate, and meeting that one boy who she'll love, she forgets all of them. Whether she likes it or not, the moment her eyes open the next day, she would not remember any of it.

If you think that w...more
Nic
Haven't written my review but I have already done MY BOOK BOYFRIEND. LOL For visuals http://irresistiblereads.blogspot.com...

Is it sad that I am giving this 4 star because of the ever so super sweet romance? I am sure if you look up the meaning romantic fool there would be a picture of me next to it.

Enjoyed this book. It was just a light, relaxing read. Full review coming eventually...
Lori (Pure Imagination)
What a brilliant premise. Really, I think I'm a little in love with it! A girl who remembers her future instead of her past! How awesome is that!? Not only did the great premise make for a gripping read, but it made me constantly think what would I do in London's situation. How would forgetting everything in the past effect simple day to day things. How would it effect relationships, interactions, everything? That was the thing I loved most about Forgotten, it made me put myself in London's shoe...more
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Forgotten Review on K-Books

At first I really didn't know what to think about this book. I thought the writing was really simplistic and I thought the storyline was really quite weird. However I was still really curious which kept me reading. I am so glad I gave the book a chance because I actually really loved it.

London has a rare memory condition, every night when she goes to sleep her memory resets itself. She can't remember anything from the past. Not even yesterday, not what she was wearing,...more
Stephanie
My Summary: Ever since London was 6 years old, she`s had no memories to speak of. Every night at 4:33 am, her memory resets and she`s back to square one, not remembering anything about the day before. She can`t remember the past... but she can see the future. She remembers things that haven`t happened yet, and once they do happen, she forgets about them. London doesn`t know why or how this happens, but she knows her mother and her best friend Jamie are the only constants she can rely on.

Then she...more
Trudi
I've definitely got a weakness for books / movies that deal with memory. Forgotten tells the story of 16-yr-old London, whose only memories are not of her past but of her future. Huh? Sounds weird, doesn't it? Well it is weird, and while London's unusual plight is by no means fully explained, I was never left with the impression that it involved something supernatural or paranormal. If anything, this book is very much grounded in realism, save for this one unusual detail of London's malfunctioni...more
SJH (A Dream of Books)
I'm in love. With a book. And it's name is Forgotten. This is such a stunning debut novel that I was compltely blown away by it. I don't think my review will be able to do justice to just how amazing this book is and how much I loved it but I'll try and put into words how incredible I found it and what a phenomenally talented writer Cat Patrick is.

From the first to the last page this was a stellar read. I rushed home from work to finish reading it immediately, after daydreaming over the book all...more
Lisa (Badass Bookie)
The Short Story ? - A touching debut centred around a girl whose memory reset everyday at 4:33am. Beautiful writing, moving plot and fantastic characterisation. Forgotten is a novel that shows the depth of the meaning ' The Future is Yours'. A perfect balance between reality and fiction, this is one debut I wouldn't want to miss. Start saving your change and counting down people because this novel comes with a big fat tick of approval from the Bookie!

The Long Story ? - When I first read the blur...more
Jessica-Robyn
Forgotten may not be unforgettable, but it will certainly leave you remembering it for days yet to come.

While I was reading Forgotten I was surprise by how pages were just flying by. I mean, this is no raging action romp, there are no magic carpet rides, or magic wardrobes, but still I found myself almost entranced by the daily comings and goings of London. London is your "average" teenage girl who just happens to have some rather serious recollection issues, forgetting her past the moment she d...more
Gabby
Originally Posted @ The YA Bookworm
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forgotten is about London Lane, London is your very normal teenage girl except she hides a secret-- she isn't able to know what her past was, every time she goes to sleep she forgets what happened to her yesterday, enable to keep track of what she did recently she makes a note before she goes to sleep. but even though she doesn't know what her past was she is able to see through the future.

Forgotten's premise is something fresh and new. right?...more
Sophie Riggsby
* published on 8/7/2011 on Mundie Moms*

I love when friends recommend books. You know, those really good friends who know your taste in plot lines and character development so well that you automatically pick up their recommendation without hesitating? When Stacie over at Whimsical Fic-ery tweeted a rec about Cat Patrick’s Forgotten, I ran to the bookstore and picked it up right away.

And I knew to expect a really well written story. First off, I love a protagonist that is unsure, confused yet de...more
Jessica B
From shutupimreading.blogspot.com

With an intriguing and well-executed concept, Forgotten is a good read.

Usually when I read a book about a girl with a "special ability", I am envious of her, and get annoyed with her when she whines about it. This was not the case with Forgotten. London's "special ability" SUCKED. Seeing the future and forgetting the past? Yeah, no thanks, I'll pass. Luckily though, London didn't get all emo kid about it (like I probably would've). I actually really liked her cha...more
Andrea
4.5 out of 5 rating

Oh my, I loved this book! Right off the bat, it reminded me of the movie 50 First Dates with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore (which I loved, by the way) but with one important difference--London "remembers" the future. Her "memories" are all about things that are yet to happen.

And characters--man, were they great. I loved, loved, LOVED London! For the problem that she had to go through every, single day, she was still incredibly normal. No sulky, moody teen there (which she w...more
Chelle (crazytrinket)
ratings: 4.5 stars


Forgotten is the most memorable and intriguing book that I’ve read so far. Who wouldn’t be intrigue? London Lane can see her future in flashes but she can’t remember her past. That alone arouses my curiosity. And Cat Patrick didn’t disappoint. London’s life captivated me so much, the story is so realistic. It is kind of similar to the movie “50 first dates” wherein Drew Barrymore loses her memory. Yes it is similar but the uniqueness of this story is how London can see he...more
Magan (Rather Be Reading)
Oh my.
Where to begin?

Cat Patrick, you are a literary genius. There have been several books as of late that I've been eager to read because of GoodReads reviews or book blogger reviews. Forgotten was one of those. I began it late one night and read until my eyes could stand no more. I had no idea I'd made so much progress in the book. That's the kind of read Forgotten is - you lose yourself in it while trying to find and understand London.

The concept was a little obsolete to me. I needed to be...more
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Cat Patrick is an author of books for teens. Her debut novel, FORGOTTEN (available now), is about a girl who can remember the future instead of the past, and was praised by NYT bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher, as a "mindbending," one-sitting read. The book is being translated into 21 languages and Paramount bought the movie rights, with True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld attached t...more
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