(Don’t You) Forget About Me


How did I get it?:
I borrowed it from Luna!

Previously reviewed by the same author:
Another Little Piece


Welcome to Gardnerville.

A place where no one gets sick. And no one ever dies.

There’s a price to pay for paradise. Every fourth year, the strange power that fuels the town exacts its payment by infecting teens with deadly urges. In a normal year in Gardnerville, teens might stop talking to their best friends. In a fourth year, they’d kill them.

Four years ago, Skylar’s sister, Piper, was locked away after leading sixteen of her classmates to a watery grave. Since then, Skylar has lived in a numb haze, struggling to forget her past and dull the pain of losing her sister. But the secrets and memories Piper left behind keep taunting Skylar—whispering that the only way to get her sister back is to stop Gardnerville’s murderous cycle once and for all.


I have been eagerly anticipating (Don’t You) Forget About Me after absolutely loving Kate Karyus Quinn’s debut Another Little Piece. I was thrilled when Luna let me read her copy of the book. Like Another Little Piece, I think this book will be hit or miss with readers. It’s complicated and a bit messy, but that’s exactly what I loved about Another Little Piece. It’s hard to review this book without giving away too much about the plot! It’s best to go in without knowing too much and going a long for a very crazy and bumpy ride!

(Don’t You) Forget About Me uses dual narration. Dual narration can be a bit hit and miss with me. Sometimes I really like it and other times it just doesn’t work for me. Also, there’s a bit of jumping around in time, which again sometimes grates on me. It’s told in present day but it also uses flashbacks. However, when the pieces fit together, they fit together well. Even if it messes with your mind whilst it does so. I’m pretty sure that it’s going to be frustrating for a lot of readers, but I’m hoping that most readers, once they get used to it, really enjoy the way that it’s told.

I shall attempt to describe what the book is about! (Don’t You) Forget About Me is set in Gardnerville, a place where its residents go to when they’re suffering with their health. Something in Gardnerville means that they manage to live longer and healthier. It’s not a happily ever after for them though as every four years that rolls by a teenager completely loses the plot! Skylar’s sister, Piper, loses control and ends up locked away. Skylar prefers to take Forget Me Nots to conveniently forget about everything that’s happened. She prefers to live in absolute ignorance. However, Skylar begins to realise that she has to know what she’s been trying to forget so has to stop taking the Forget Me Nots. I’ve probably really boshed up that description of the book, but it’s SO hard to try to explain.

As I know from reading Another Little Piece, Kate Karyus Quinn is really a unique writer. She’s definitely an author that stands out from the rest and with good reason to. (Don’t You) Forget About Me had me questioning so much. I absolutely loved it.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

This book isn’t going to be for everyone. It really messes with your mind and isn’t the most straight forward read. If you’re up for that, then pick up this book!

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