Monday, 1 April 2013

Review: Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally

After reading Catching Jordan, a spunky young girl with a tom boy streak who I greatly admired I decided to purchase the rest of Miranda Kenneally's books but sadly I've been disappointed with them. Things I Can't Forget is a companion to Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker.  These books are meant to have a sporty theme showing women to be in control but the past two books depict these girls to be anything but strong whilst, yes I admit facing huge problems. I was attracted to these books after reading Catching Jordan which shows a girl who didn't care about appearances but wanted to be treated on the same level as any man and taken seriously by her love of football. Things I Can't Forget on the other hand depicts Kate, the protagonist who does not have a main focus on sport (yet she did suffer a sport injury) but on art and religion. Religion is a difficult thing to write about given it can offend many. I found the continuous reference to god to be irritating but understanding in which this is the way Kate found guidance.

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…

I would recommend this book for anyone who does not have problems with adult themes or mind references to religion.

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