ABOUT THE BOOK (from B&N) -
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 easily forget, yet try as she might, London can't find him in her memories of things to come.
When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it's time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.
MY REVIEW -
LLOOVVEEDD this book! What a great idea for a book! Some people mentioned that it was a lot like "50 First Dates" well I love that movie, so I didn't have a problem with that. But the only way that it was like that movie was that she didn't know her boyfriend, and each day was like meeting him for the first time. Everything else was very original! I thought it was an ingenious idea for a story line.
"I remember forward.
I remember forward, and forget backward.
My memories, bad, boring, or good, haven't happened yet."
The character development was The best! I almost felt like I was reading a series, I knew the characters that well! I loved London, what a sweet, strong, cute, heartfelt teenager she was. I can't even imagine what is was like to be her, but this book sure does paint a good picture into her life. Even the minor characters are developed well. You really felt like you were a part of this high school. I also loved Luke, the boyfriend, what a great guy! What he had to put up with and all that he did for her! Great little romance.
The author also does a great job of painting the scenery -
"I'm surprised to discover huge white flakes of snow drifting lazily from the sky. The snow blankets the courtyard like froth on the top of a perfect latte. Its beautiful and untouched, and it calms me."
Can't you just picture it, don't you feel like you are right there?
I am so excited about this new Author! I can't wait to read more from her in the future. Although she now has a tough act to follow, I don't know how her second book can get any better!
Cat - I am an instant fan!
The exciting news!!! -
I am giving away my beautiful hardcover copy of this book!
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