Cat Patrick is an author of books for teens, beginning with Forgotten (Little, Brown, June 2011). She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and twin preschoolers, and is afraid of heights, planes and zombies.
Her first novel—Dolly the Purple Spotted Dolphin—was self-published and distributed strictly to members of her household. She was eight at the time.
She got the idea for Forgotten when she forgot what she was doing mid-activity. So she wondered how awful it would be to have amnesia, then mused about what it would be like to remember forward, instead of the *usual* way.
Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all London can “remember” are events from her future and the people who will play a part in it. In order to get by, London relies on reminder notes and a trusted friend to navigate relationships and high school life.
Adaptable by nature, she tries to view her memory loss as a fact of life rather than a condition. But when London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flashforwards, as the case may be, she realizes that in order to understand her present and her future, she must solve the mystery of her past.
Part psychological thriller and part romance, Forgotten is for every reader who enjoys pondering life’s great “what-if” questions.
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.
Forgotten is a mind-bending experience that I devoured in one sitting. Cat Patrick’s exciting and impressive debut still haunts me.
Jay Asher, New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why.
A captivating psychological drama, a toe-tingling romance and a completely original premise, Forgotten is full of twists and turns you won’t see coming.
Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds, a 2011 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults book.