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- 1 star: Wasn't my cup of tea
- 2 stars: It was okay
- 3 stars: Wasn't amazing, but was an enjoyable read
- 4 stars: Enjoyed this so much
- 5 stars: I'm in love,and obsessed
Series: Hundred Oaks series
Genre: YA (older YA), Contemporary, Romance
Available formats: Ebook & Paperback
Details: Published March 1st 2013, 320 pages
Source:For review for blog tour with Xpresso Book Tours
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…
Although I personally enjoyed Things I Can't Forget, it is not a read that is for everyone. If you are someone that does not like to read anything with any type of religion involved, then this is a pass for you. Going into Things I Can't Forget you really have to keep an open mind. Kate is a very religious girl, she believes it is bad to have sex before marriage, to be gay, and have abortions. She believes that people that do these things may go to hell. Now she doesn't think these things in a rude way, like "oh she is SO going to hell" but more of a concerning way, like she is worried for the person that is committing these sins.
For me personally it was hard to connect with Kate since I am not a religious person, alot of times I found her to be very judgmental of people and I really wouldn't like her. But as the book progresses you start to see Kate grow and she learns that her beliefs are not the only beliefs out there, and that people don't follow her same way of thinking. She eventually learns that what she believes in for herself is all that matters, and that people are allowed to believe in what they believe in, even if it is not her own and she doesn't understand.
The moral of this story is a good one, and I really believe if you can push past the religious talk without getting mad then you should pick this up. The romance was SO adorable that it had me gigglin out loud, the friends of Kate were each different and most of them were quite funny. Overall, Things I Can't Forget ended on an awesome note.
Sidenote: I liked this book enough that I am going to read books 1 and 2 in the Hundred Oaks series.