Ally is a popular freshman girl whose world comes quickly crashing down when a picture of her in a compromising situation is texted around her high school. A talented actress, Ally loves being center stage. But her desire to be a part of the in-crowd comes at the expense of her friendship with two close friends. Ally exhibits characteristic all-or-nothing teenage thinking, and a surprising plot twist reveals that Ally’s black-and-white approach to life has potentially devastating consequences. Narrated in verse, this dramatic novel includes girl-to-girl cruelty that is particularly intense. Although Ally has clearly suffered from the poor decisions she has made, she is not an entirely sympathetic character, as she is willing to use and abuse those who are closest to her in order to achieve her own goals. An emotional exploration of the social and sexual pressures of high school and the effects of losing one’s sense of self and purpose. Grades 7-10. --Eve Gaus
Carolee Dean is the author of Forget Me Not, Take Me There, and Comfort. She lives with her family in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she works with teenagers as a speech pathologist. Find out more at CaroleeDean.com.See all Editorial Reviews
My students love this book! It is so great to be able to expose them to poetry that they can connect with and enjoy.Published 6 months ago by Rebekah Glenn
Forget Me Not was an amazing fresh take on the touchy topic of suicide, peer pressure, and more. Forget Me Not shows the real problems real teenagers face in today's world, and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mckenzie T.
What a wonderful novel! I've read a number of novels written in verse, and this is one of the best. Dean includes a comment on her poems in the back which I also interesting and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Andrea
This was a book originally designed more for a teen audience, but they are wrong. It is very emotional, dramatic, and suspenseful. Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by Danny