“Nothing fixes a thing so intently in the memory as the wish to forget it.”
― Cat Patrick, Forgotten
I've read this book for the first time last year. I fell in love with the cover, the story's idea and Patrick's writing. I usually don't read the "back cover" before but I accidentally heard what Forgotten's about before reading the book. I knew it should be good and I was right.
The author doesn't give us a warming before throwing us into the story and we need to figure out some things ourselves. Besides, London's head is not the easiest place to be. We've got to deal with some serious memories-problems (or should I say the lack of them?) while she's only trying to live as any normal teenager.
As I mentioned, I loved the story's idea. It's been original and easy to read. I liked the fact the "fantasy" aspect was very gentle and not remarkable. I could almost believe it was science thing, something we don't know but that could exist. It might sound stupid but I found the story to be more real that way.
One downside of the book was the characters. London was a good one; she was easier to relate to in the beginning but the feelings' changes she's been experiencing has been less obvious as the story deepened. Most of the other characters could belong to either of two groups: Perfect ones or annoying. I wish Patrick has created them more carefully, adding more complex to each.
Beautiful language, smart dialogues and great descriptions. Forgotten was definitely one of the best novels I've read last year and it was pleasure to read it again.