Friday, March 8, 2013

Things I Can't Forget
by Miranda Kenneally


Things I Can’t Forget
Miranda Kenneally
ISBN:9781402271908
Reviewed from eArc from Netgalley—thank you!
(and have since purchased a physical copy for myself to keep for re-reading and to pass along to my daughter)


My Rating: 5 Stars easily, an instant favorite
Reading Time: I started this Saturday evening after work and stayed up until it was done. 


Goodreads Summary:
Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…

This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He’s the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from a geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt…with her.

Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn’t that easy…

My Thoughts:
Miranda Kenneally has quickly become one of my sure bet authors. I love to pass out her books to my library users (teens and adults alike) because all of them have usually come back loving her titles and will quickly snatch up the next book or put it on hold if it is not on the library’s shelf.  What I also love about her books is as well is how we get to revisit with previous couples—Jordan and Sam; Parker and Will—but each book is strong enough to stand on their own or read in any order.

A amazing book makes you pause and consider then quietly invites you to grow. Things I Can’t Forget may only be a young adult novel in some people’s eyes, but what she has done with this book is given us an opportunity to think for ourselves if we are willing to put ourselves in Kate’s situation.  I know that some have not been fans because they are surprised at the religious nature of the book but those readers struggling with finding themselves and questioning their beliefs—and knowing it is okay—makes this a powerful novel for them have at their disposal.

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