Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally
Release Date: March 1, 2013
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Age Group: Young Adult
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Miranda is such a fabulous writer. I love her stories, they feel so authentic. If you are a fan of contemporary/realistic fiction, and you haven’t read her books… GET ON IT!
I will admit I was a little apprehensive when I started this novel. There were some aspects of religion and I was afraid that it was going to be preachy or forced, but it wasn’t. It was actually portrayed really well. It was an extension of Kate herself, and it was also one of the main reasons for her struggle throughout the novel. I know as a teen and even now as an adult I struggle with faith and religion, this one of those novels that really broadened my horizons.
I had a hard time liking Kate. I don’t know if I would go so far as to say that I did like her, but I did come to respect her and I think that liking her would be the next step. I understood her decisions at times, I didn’t agree with the majority of them, but that’s what made her such a realistic character. Miranda knew the type of character that Kate was and she delivered it flawlessly. And then on the flip-side, there was Matt. Despite never wearing shoes, which I found slightly disturbing for some reason, was probably my favorite (new) character! And then some of my favorite characters from Miranda’s other novels made appearances! YAY!
Don’t let the mention of religion scare you from Things I Can’t Forget. It’s not a story about religion. It’s a story about a girl, her faith, heartbreak, friendships and love. And did I mention that the setting is at a summer camp! So much fun, made me long for those long summer days!
I can’t wait for more from Miranda!