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Forget Me Not

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,179 Ratings  ·  159 Reviews
From the author of Take Me There, a fast-paced novel in verse about a girl caught between life and death and the boy who will do anything to save her.

Ally is devastated when a scandalous photo of her is texted around school. With her reputation in shambles and her life essentially over, she hides out in a back hallway, trying to figure out where everything went wrong.

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Simon Pulse
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Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who read Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Sometimes a book just settles deep inside your heart... I am not sure everyone will like it but it was just what I needed right now.

THIS is the song I've been listening on repeat while reading this book.

I read Forget Me Not after hearing about the death of a 15-year-old Canadian teenager. Her name was Amanda Todd and she was cyber-bullied on Facebook, blackmailed, bullied in school and physically assaulted. You can learn more from the video Amanda posted in September.

HERE is that video.

Ok so this book has left me in tears. I kind of had known what was going to happen before they actually said it, but it was still very interesting. I recommend this to fans of: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman and Some Boys by Patty Blount

Kelly Hager
Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
After a half-naked picture of herself is texted around her high school, Ally tries to kill herself. Now, she's kind of trapped in a reportedly haunted back hallway (hard to describe). The only person who can see her is her friend Elijah, who tries to convince her to choose life and leave the semi-purgatory she's in.

This is told in verse, which I'm becoming a huge fan of thanks to Ellen Hopkins and Lisa Schroeder. This novel will probably appeal to fans of If I Stay, although I didn't find Forget
Apr 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Some really solid stuff, but it lost me a bit by making Darla so thoroughly terrible. Wouldn't it have been more interesting if she'd been at least somewhat decent as well as difficult? There's also an odd scene early in the book, when Elijah is getting randomly interrogated following Ally's suicide attempt, and it comes to nothing and is never mentioned again.
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So I picked this up from Dymocks two years ago, thinking this looked good and so I began reading a few pages when it hit me.

I did not like this book.

So I dumped it in favour of some other more appealing shiny books. This was definitely not for me.

Or so I thought.

Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
It has been a long time since I reviewed a book, mostly because it's been a long time since I have read a book worth reviewing. I didn't know what this book was when I picked it up at the library, but decided the story looked interesting. It was interesting, but more so because it was written in verse. Not rhymy cutesy verse but the kind that paints a picture in your mind. The story was basically a ghost story with a twist. Not a new twist but an interesting one none-the-less. It also dealt with ...more
Nov 28, 2012 rated it did not like it
I just couldn't get through this.... "Prose". I was drawn to the cover, as usual... but when I opened this up and started to read, I just could not get into this any more than the first 20 pages. I scanned the rest. I'm being very honest. It was depressing and " meh" it just wasn't worth the effort. It was a sad and self victimization tale .Suicide was the only option, mentioned many times. There didn't seem to be any bright light, friends were few and far between. She seemed to alienate any and ...more
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Sep 02, 2012 rated it liked it
The description that this book will appeal to Ellen Hopkins fans is true, though it suffers some of the same problems most of Hopkins books do for me: the multiple voices within verse do not sound distinct but instead rely upon plot events to distinguish them. It's fine, but it weakens character growth and development and makes me question whether verse novels with multiple POV can be as successful as those with a single voice or traditional narratives with multiple POVs.

Ally's reputation goes
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen
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Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Forget Me Not was a uniquely written story because it was written alternately in poetic format and screen writing format.

I wasn't a huge fan of how it was written though I admired the attempt at the unique and different. For me, it was just distracting to read a full length book in such a format.

I understand the importance of the message in this book and I love the metaphor of the "hallway" and being stuck in one place, unable to find a way out.

However, that was the only piece of this story th
Grace Deloe

-"Forget Me Not" By: Carolee Dean

-Main Characters: Ally and Elijah

-After a scandalous picture goes around school of Ally, she is bullied, excluded, and judged. Feeling depressed and alone, she falls off the school building and is sent to the hospital in a coma. Her ghost ends up in the H hall, referred to as the Hallway, a place where all the people who have died on school campus has found a place for eternity. Little does Ally know that she is not dead yet, until a boy named Elijah, who has sec
Kim Smiley
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked the concept for this book, and it was an easy read too. The author writes it in poem form, so the pages go much faster than they normally would if reading a complete page. Stanzas go a lot quicker, and if you're not a poem person, (I'm not) you won't have a problem reading this story, because it's not a traditional poem where things rhyme and such.

Ally is a high school freshman. She's had a lot of success w/ acting, playing the main roles in all the plays in school until now.Since
Kayla Alfonso
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A young adult novel, Forget Me Not written by Carolee Dean also the author of Take Me There is told in two different perspectives, Elijah and Ally. Elijah and Ally have been best friends since a young age, but once they both have entered high school everything starts to change. After a shocking photo of Ally is released into the public, everything starts to downfall. With all of this high school chaos, Ally and Elijah both keep hidden in an isolated hall. The H Hall is completely abandoned by ev ...more
Sophie M
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I think this book was beautifully done! Forget Me Not by Carolee Dean is lyrically written . Normally, I dislike books written in poetry, I think they are to hard to follow and give me headaches, but Dean defiantly changed my mind. I also love the use of two perspectives in the book! The switching from Ally to Elijah is amazing and captures what is really going on, as well as what Ally thinks is happening. There is a bit of a love story, but it is subtle. It defiantly isn't an ooey gooey one! I
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Ally, a freshman in high school, is caught between life and death and is forced to choose between the pain of real life or an eternity of nothingness. Elijah, the boy in love with Ally, is trying to save her from death and stops at nothing to do so.

Forget Me Not is told in verse & poetic lines from Ally and Elijah's points of view and is relatable to any high schooler. This is a fast paced, twist turning, page turning novel with a surprise ending and I guarantee you will not want to put the
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Forget Me Not is deep, twisting around life, hidden secrets of reality, and the truth. We meet Ally who isn't quite what you would suspect. Yes, she is an average girl, but when she meets the others in the hallway at school that is off limits, she finds herself learning more and more, all the while ending up more confused with the riddles and games the others around her like to play.

It's Elijah that might be able to make a real difference in Ally's life. He's been in that hallway and has escape
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pacing: 7/10
Characters: 6/10
Writing: 8/10
Plot: 5/10
Creativity: 7/10

Total: 33/50

Actual Rating: 3.5 stars.

I got this book from the library on a whim. I love books in verse because I think the writing in them is amazing and they are quick and easy reads but still they send as good of a message as a regular 400 page novel. I thought this one was okay. Definitely not my favorite verse book but I enjoyed it.

I thought the concept was pretty cool but it could of been described more and taken further.
 Soph - Lock&Key
2.5 stars.

It was very brave to write this kind of story in verse.

This book was supposed to be:

Very raw
very intense
very different

However I found it very hard to connect with the story and the characters because of how disjointed the book was. I guess that's a draw back with writing a book this way. Sometimes verse books speak to me, in this case I found it hard to feel what was meant to be felt. But it was not because there was anything wrong with the book, it was just my reaction.
Shelley Chastagner
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing writing! One of the best books I've read this year. I'll definitely be reading anything else this author writes. The weave of the story line past and present, from character to character was so intriguing. This is a book you can't just walk away from and forget about, it haunts your thoughts for days. Put this on you "Must Read" list.
All read
Dec 28, 2013 rated it liked it
I was very nervous to start reading this book because of the way it was written. I have tried to read another book written in the same way and I couldn't get into it. However, this book totally had me hooked within the first few pages! I loved the story, I loved the characters, I loved everything. I am so glad I picked this to be my first read of 2014!
Melissa Pettersson
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
What an amazing story about a girl that is in between life and death.
Andrea Trenary
Dec 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2016
Picked it up at the Dollar Tree.
I really enjoyed this one.
I enjoyed the ending as well.
Hope Gandara
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have always found most books boring and unfascinating. I’ve never really liked reading, especially since I have a tight schedule. I started reading this book thinking I would hate it, however, I immediately fell in love with it. I would get home from practice and I would immediately start to read it. This book was a fast pace (which I prefer) and it was really fascinating. Throughout this book there were many twists and turns. It shows you how her life use to be and how one thing can ruin your ...more
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, paperback, standalone
This book was a real treat.

So unique and engaging that the pages fly away and the feelings stay with you for a long while afterwards.

It makes you think how many teens might be out there going through the same feelings that Ally and Elijah went many of them try and how many succeed. I for one have been through some serious things and I must admit that I also consider the short way through when I was a teenager. Now I am beyond glad that I didn't, but life is as tough as nails somet
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is about a 16-17 year old girl named Ally. Ally's having a hard time in life and she wants to be part of the popular people. she commits suicide, now she's stuck on the other side, and she can't leave the school. The only person who can see her is her best friend. She regrets dying cause there are really weird people on the other side. Ally think she knows the way out from the other side.
I really like this book. The formats really weird and its kind of set up like a whole bunch of di
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like poems
the ways this book is written is what makes it so amazing. it was a little confusing at times but you just had to keep reading until it was explained. I really like the main guy and felt sorry for him. I felt awful for alley she didn't deserve what happened to her. Darla was a bitch and I didn't feel sorry for what happen to her at end. alley was a young girl that got swept up and set up in the popularity of high school. idk if it was just me but I got the impression at the end that hangman wasn ...more
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book took me through a roller coaster of emotions. It was beautifully written, and easy to understand. I was terrified it would end with a cliff hanger, but luckily all questions were answered and tucked away nicely. And justice well served. Highly recommend.
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this book stole my heart.
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the way this book is written it is so unique.
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