Saturday, 30 July 2011

Forgotten by Cat Patrick


I remember forwards.

I remember forwards, and forget backwards.

My memories, bad, boring, or good, haven't happened yet. 

So I will remember standing in the fresh-cut grass with the black-clad figures surrounded by stone until I do it for real. I will remember the funeral until it happens - until someone does. 

And after that, it will be forgotten. 

Here's the thing about me:

I can see my future, but my past is blank. 

I see the future in flashes, like memories. I remember what I'll wear tomorrow, and a car crash that won't happen till this afternoon. But yesterday has evaporated from my mind - just like the boy I love. I can't see him in my future. I can't remember him from my past. But today, I love him. And I never want to forget how much. 

Forgotten by Cat Patrick was a very interesting story. The concept of someone not being able to remember their past, but remember their future, was what originally drew me to this book. I'm still a little unsure about how I felt about this book. I didn't love it, but i definitely liked it. I felt like it had some things missing, but it was a very interesting story. 

The characters seemed to not have very much depth, I felt that I didn't really know anything about London or Luke or Jamie. London was an interesting character to view this story from. Forgotten reminded me a bit of 50 First Dates, London writes herself notes to remember things about her past and her boyfriend. It was lots of fun to watch London meet and fall in love with Luke over and over again. 
Jamie's character annoyed me a little (which is sad because my name is Jammie), I just felt as though if I were to be in her position that I would listen to London more. Even when London (knowing how some of her choices will turn out in her future) tries to warn Jamie against certain things that she know will hurt Jamie horribly, she just continues to ignore her which leads to a temporary chip in their friendship. 

I felt a little strange about Jamie and London's friendship, it sort of seemed like it began a little more out of necessity than their genuine connection. With Jamie being portrayed as the "slut" among her class mate, and London being thought of as weird because of her seemingly very bad memory, neither of them really have anyone else to turn to. 

I did enjoy this book. It wasn't fantastic, but it wasn't bad either. It was a very interesting concept to read about. And made for an interesting story. 

Jammie the Book Nerd 


  1. Yeah, I have to agree. Jamie and London's friendship didn't seem like something that was genuine. But overall, I really liked the story, too.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  2. I am reading this right now! I am enjoying it especially the Luke parts. Great review :)

  3. It was a really interesting concept. Was an enjoyable read. I can't wait to see what you think about the ending.
    And thanks :) You guys compliments mean a lot to me. I am a little unsure about how I am doing :P Very new to this. But I am having fun doing it :)