Sunday, October 16, 2011

Unforgettable by Loretta Ellsworth

Publisher: Walker Books
Age Group: YA
Source: Publisher

Baxter Green isn’t like everyone else. While most people would forget about the little details of everyday life, Baxter never forgets—not pain, not hurt, not embarrassment. In fact, Baxter never forgets anything—not even a string of account numbers, flashed before his eyes by his mother’s criminal boyfriend, Dink, for use in a credit card scam. Years after his testimony has locked Dink away, Baxter and his mother are in a new town, trying to forget the danger Dink brought into their lives. Baxter wants to hide his unique ability, but it becomes increasingly more difficult when he reconnects with Hallie, a girl from his childhood who has lived on in his memory long after she has forgotten him. Can Baxter win Hallie’s heart? Loretta Ellsworth’s newest novel is one readers will never forget.

Wouldn't it be great if we had photographic memory? Everything would be easier. We wouldn't forget where we put our keys, wallet, etc. Also, when it comes time for finals, everything we learned would be grounded in out brains and studying wouldn't be a hassle. Meet Baxter Green and his amazing gift.

At first I thought Baxter was lucky to have a gift like this, but he wasn't. He remembered everything that ever happened to him, especially Dink, the guy who bullied him. When bad things happen to us, we hope that with time we'll forget and we try our hardest to forget, but Baxter can't. I loved Loretta Ellsworth's writing. It was easy to read and UNFORGETTABLE was a fun new read that explored this phenomena.

The characters were well developed and Baxter was a real person. He didn't act different. You would think he would with his goft, but he was a regular teenage guy trying to win the heart of Hallie, the girl he loved, except everything that ever happens to him, he remembers forever. There were funny parts in the book when teachers would forget something and Baxter would remind them.

If you're looking for a quick fun read that will put you in a world that not many authors have explored, UNFORGETTABLE is your book.

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