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Young Adult Fiction 3136
Powerful story of fate and future
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Callie’s seventeenth birthday has arrived, and it’s time for her to receive her vision from the future. Each citizen does gets their vision, and the rest of their lives are determined. When Callie’s vision shows her killing her younger sister, she is horrified and then rushed to Limbo, a sort of prison for people who receive visions like she did. Together with Logan, her childhood crush, she will escape and try to change her fate.

Though FORGET TOMORROW sounds a bit familiar in the dystopian elements, the more I read, the more I found the exciting and unique story here. The idea of receiving a memory from your future self is massively intriguing and opens a mansion-worth of room for questions and discussions. Themes such as living in the moment, relying on a future promise, and whether or not fate is set in stone will resonate deeply with readers.

The relationships are also well done. There are several different kinds of families, and the contrast between Callie’s relationship with her sister and Logan’s relationship with his family is often surprising and touching. Logan and Callie themselves share several adorable moments. The author uses select flashbacks well to illustrate their previous childhood relationship to gain the best understanding to where they stand now, after roughly five years of not talking. While their connection may feel a touch rushed at times, an explanation soon follows that reveals a very human complexity and use of motivations.

With a cliffhanger ending that somehow still packs a powerful punch of hope, FORGET TOMORROW is a top pick for readers who love action and themes around fate and the future.
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