Monday, May 23, 2016

Remember to Forget by Ashley Royer

Goodreads Summary

In Remember to Forget from Watty Award-winning author Ashley Royer, Levi has refused to speak since the tragic death of his girlfriend, Delia, and can't seem to come out of his depression and hindering self-doubt. Desperate to make some positive change in Levi’s life, his mother sends him to live with his father in Maine. Though the idea of moving from Australia to America seems completely daunting, Levi passively accepts his fate, but once he lands faces personal struggles and self-doubt at the same time he and his dad battle through resentment and misunderstanding. And then, while at therapy, Levi meets Delilah, a girl who eerily reminds him of someone he lost.

My Thoughts

When I received this book, I already had several that I had to read in front of this one so I just added it to my ‘to-read’ lest in my planner and put it on my bookshelf.  A few days later my daughter came in stating that she was bored so I told her to read a book.  She said she didn’t have any new books to read so I sent her to my bookshelf.  She asked if she could read Remember to Forget, I said yes, and she went off to her room.  Several hours later I realized that I hadn’t heard a peep from her in quite a while so I went to check on her.  She was in her room, lying across her bed, eyes glued to the book.  She finished it in one night!  A girl after my own heart!

When it was time for me to read the book, my daughter went on and on about how much I was going to love it.  She couldn’t wait for me to finish it and tell her what I thought.  Well…. drum roll please…. it was pretty good J

I don’t think I was quite as crazy about it as she was, but I did enjoy it.  I have found that I’m at about 50/50 when it comes to YA books.  I do like most of them but I’m not absolutely crazy about more than 50% of them most of the time.

I did enjoy the storyline, although I really didn’t like Levi very much in the beginning.  I understand that something very traumatic happened in his life but he was just way too rude and bratty!  If I say too much more I’ll give you spoilers!  Bottom line is, Remember to Forget is a book worth reading.  And, now that I’m finished reading it, my daughter let me know that she would like for it to be hers!

*Note: I received a copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review.

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