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3.77  ·  Rating details ·  17,787 ratings  ·  2,344 reviews
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
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Emily May
Apr 25, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, young-adult, 2011

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 p
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
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
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
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
Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
Erica (storybookend)
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
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Like the first book I read by Ms. Cat Patrick, The Originals, Forgotten is an easy contemporary YA read with a hint of paranormal fantasy and mystery. The main character kind of reminds me of that of the movie, “Fifty First Dates” in which the heroine has a unique kind of amnesia making her unable to create new memories so she solely relies on her journal to remind her what happens to her every day of her life.

Sounds really sad but London seems alright with it and is never shocked each day she
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
London loses her memory every night. She writes notes about the day and leaves them on her nightstand for the morning. On one particular day, she meets Luke. He seems to know her from somewhere but she doesn't notice and obviously, wouldn't know what memory he remembers her from. Their romance starts to build, slowly but surely. Although it's a slow build-up it's not the kind where you don't know if anything is ever going to happen. The ending is marvelous, and I don't want to spoil anything so ...more
 Lissa Smith Reads'~A Bookaholics Bookshelf
Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adult & Young Auult Readers of Romance
Recommended to Lissa Smith Reads'~A Bookaholics Bookshelf 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
Sep 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: swoony-reads
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
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
Apr 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013, ya, owned
“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
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
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, 2012
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
Melannie :)
Mar 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-re-read, read-2011
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
Mar 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: paranormal, nah, romance
I feel bad writing this review because I hardly ever give a book less than three stars but it deserves this bad review.

Oh where to start?
Well there was no plot and no actual story line. The world building was nonexistent. Character descriptions were trash and none of them had any personality at all. (Except for slutty Jamie.(is this a personality trait?))

The idea of the story was not well thought out: She can remember what happened before because every night she forgets but can retain some info
Jun 25, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memory-loss

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 tha
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
Nov 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2011-tbr-pile, teens
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 tha
Claire (Book Blog Bird)
Oct 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Forgotten is a book I’ve been meaning to read for a while, so when I saw it in the library the other day I snagged it.

It tells the story of London, a girl who suffers from short term memory loss. Every morning at 4.33am, her memory resets and wipes everything clean. The only way she knows who her friends are, where she sits in school and where her house is is by accessing her future memories. Yes, London can see into the future, the way the rest of us access memories from our past.

Firstly, I hav
Jul 28, 2012 rated it liked it

I wanted to give this a four stars, but with how mundane it was for the first 3/4 of the book I really can't. I love Patrick's Revived and The Originals, but unfortunately didn't feel the same for her debute novel.

The cool thing about magical realism (which I'm pretty sure is what this book is categorized as) is that it makes the ordinary day-to-day stuff feel just a little bit more magical. But I just didn't feel that magic with this book.

If you want to give it a try, go for it! But if yo
Haven't written my review but I have already done MY BOOK BOYFRIEND. LOL For visuals

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...
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Nov 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
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,
Originally Posted @ The YA Bookworm

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?
Feb 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Sorry i have nothing good to say about this book.the story has potentials but it didnt appeal to me i was bored half way through and the characters werent that annoyed me alot
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Cat Patrick is the author of the upcoming middle grade novel, Tornado Brain, as well as several books for young adults including Summer 2011 Kids Indie Next List pick Forgotten, which sold in 23 countries; ALA 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers selection Revived; The Originals; and Just Like Fate (with Suzanne Young).

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