Before I Forget Hardcover – 4 Sep 2008
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Praise for Melissa Hill (:)
'Laugh-out-loud humour and a thrill to read' (B)
'Feels as good as a gossip with your mates' (New Woman)
'More twists and turns than a rollercoaster a cracker of a read' (Mail on Sunday)
'A melodrama for our times' (MX magazine, Sydney)
The new brilliantly warm, funny and touching novel from number one Irish bestseller, Melissa Hill.See all Product Description
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The story is unusual with loads of twists I couldn't put it down
The premise of the story was excellent- a girl getting over a broken heart wishes she could forget her pig of an ex-boyfriend and what he's done to her, but when a freak accident means she could lose most of her memories entirely, she sets out to make sure she has the best year of her life. On paper it all sounds good, and admittedly it reads pretty well- but some parts of the story were overly cheesy and I have to admit that the characters were quite annoying. Aspects I found really irritating included main character Abby's rich Victoria Beckham like sister who apparantly can just swan off shopping whenever she wants, spending her husbands money like there's no tomorrow. I also found Abby quite tiresome in places- you don't always have sympathy for her situation which I think is what the author was going for. I've read that Hill writes in a similar style to Marian Keyes or Cecilia Ahern, but in my opinion she sadly isn't as good.
Parts I liked: Abby meeting Finn in New York, and Finn generally- what an adorable (if unrealistic!) example of a man. Their romance was sweet and touching and added a nice dimension to the story. I also liked Abby's family who were incredibly sensitive towards her situation. The twist towards the end of the novel was entertaining too and I admit I didn't see it coming, but Hill is sadly no Picoult and couldn't quite pull it off. It ended up being overly confusing.
Would I read another of Hill's novels? Yes- because I love chicklit and I'm pleased to have found a new writer in the genre. I sadly just didn't love this one as much as I'd hoped. Nevertheless, I reckon this would make great beach reading.
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