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Friday, December 27, 2013

Forgotten - Cat Patrick

Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are events from her future. 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.

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Bingung sama konsep lupa masa lalu tapi inget masa depan dalam buku ini. Beberapa hal yang menurut saya unclear adalah kalau seseorang selalu kehapus memori kehidupannya yang udah berlalu, gimana dia bisa ngingat detail-detail penting seperti rumahnya, namanya, ibunya? Nggak ada timeline waktu yang jelas dan batas hal-hal yang dia ingat secara permanen dan yang akan dia lupakan. Satu hal lagi adalah kalau si tokohnya harus selalu membuat dan membaca catatan untuk mengingat masa lalu, seberapa banyak catatan yang harus dia baca setiap harinya? Bisa-bisa hidupnya cuma dihabiskan untuk membuat dan membaca catatan kenangan dia selama ini. Ini yang membuat saya kurang terkesan sama Forgotten.
Di beberapa adegan juga kelihatan ganjil, seperti tiba-tiba di sekolah, London ingat sama hal-hal sepele seperti tulisan teman sebangkunya di pelajaran matematika, tapi pacarnya sendiri aja dia lupa. Sekali lagi, batas antara ingatan yang akan permanen diingat London dengan yang completely dia lupakan masih simpang-siur.

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