Why can't you choose what you forget ... and what you remember?
There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. Feeling like her life is about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon. But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all--the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug--of all people-- suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life--a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.
I thought this book was very refreshing since it had no paranormal aspects to it at all. I think everything in the teen world now has become about wolves, angels, vampires, and other such characters. There is always some dark lover story going on and they don’t really relate to teens. This book however relates well to teenagers in my opinion. The characters are seniors in high school and they actually act how seniors in high school would act. The author delivers real life problems that anyone could be going through and provides and interesting romance. I would recommend this book to older teens because of some of the sexual scenes in the book. All in all it was nice to get back in touch with the world through an author that kept the storyline real and believable. You will fall for the characters as if they were your own friends and you will have high hopes for Doug and Zoey throughout the entire book.
I give this book 4.5 stars and the only reason that this book doesn’t get 5 stars from me is because some of the sentences were a little jumbled. I had to reread a few lines every so often to get back on track with the direction that the author was going. My only other complaint is that this book was over so quickly and I wanted it to last much longer because I enjoyed the characters in this book.