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…
Love, life, God and self discovery. No it’s not Eat, Pray, Love. It’s Things I Can’t Forget, another awesome book in the Hundred Oaks series.Things I Can’t Forget was slightly different to the other ones but had me emotional just like the others.
So the breakdown? Kate Kelly is a dedicated Christian. So dedicated that people see her as judgemental or mean. This is her story of realising who she is and what her beliefs are.
Compared to the paranormal action of the common YA book, I didn’t think this book would impact me that deeply. But it did, just like all the books in the series. The plot was really beautiful and the characters couldn’t have been better. Kate’s character specifically was really interesting. She’s big on art, a devout Christian, kind of awkward. I found her really relatable even though I don’t share her strong beliefs. At the start, sometimes I just felt like this:
It was amazing to see her closed view on the world open up more, making her more understanding towards her friends. She wasn’t sporty like our last two MCs Jordan and Parker, but more of the artsy type. She was awesome and I loved her. We saw a bit more of Parker and Will in this being all couple cute along with an awesome cast of new characters.
And the plot. Oh the plot. Just as moving as the ones in Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker. Probably better. This story had a clear love interest which I always appreciate (don’t like being all excited about one guy and then she suddenly picks another). Anyway, I can’t find any words better than ‘just too awesome’ to describe the plot. Because that’s exactly what it is.
So if you’re looking for a YA read with emotions rather than monsters, definitely try this series.
Rating: 4/5 bamboo sticks