Thursday, June 7, 2012

Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Ever since a traumatic event years ago, London Lane life experiences life differently than the rest of us...  Instead of remembering days gone by, as most people do, she only remembers today and days in the future.  Each night, before bed she writes herself reminder notes to read in the morning so as to appear normal to everyone who doesn't know her unique secret.  Things get complicated when she starts to fall in love.

Cat Patrick did an outstanding job of making this bizarre premise believable and highly engaging.  I found myself sucked into the plot, feeling as though I belonged in London's outsider world as she went to great lengths to successfully navigate typical teenage experiences through an atypical lens.  The characters are highly believable and it is easy as a reader to believe one's self in going to great lengths to hide a strange secret, as London must do.  This novel illustrates inner conflict beween social acceptance and maintaining personal integrity.  After reading this novel, which is Cat Patrick's first book, I was anxious to get my hands on more by this outstanding emerging author.

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