Things I Can’t Forget [Hundred Oaks #3] by Miranda KenneallyPublished: March 1, 2013
Format: Copy via publisher for blog tour
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Summary via GoodreadsCompanion to Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker.
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.
My ThoughtsI went into this kind of backwards. I must confess I’ve never read Catching Jordan or Stealing Parker before I read this book. I mean I have both I just haven’t read them…yet. So when I was contacted to review this book for a blog tour I was a little concern. I’m glad to say there was no need to worry. While all books are in the same series from what I can tell you don’t have to read them to read this one. Yes there are some characters making an appearance they are merely background characters. Their connection is briefly explained so I didn’t feel lost at all.
Things I Can’t Forgot is the story of Kate and her time as a camp counselor during the summer. Kate is having a hard dealing with her faith and harboring the secret that she did helped her best friend with. Kate is not only dealing with growing up but also how her faith interacts with the progress. I did have a question that kept coming up while I was reading. Is it possible to hate the main character yet really like and enjoy the story? Cause honestly I am not the biggest fan of Kate. I felt her so judgmental of her best friend for her actions yet Kate almost did some of same things she judged her for. She always was seeing the faults in others yet when it came to her life she didn’t see it, or she though it was alright. However in the end I did chalk it all up to growing up and finding yourself. I mean really didn’t we all make mistakes? Like the saying goes “you can’t judge others until you walk a mile in their shoes.” If that doesn’t sum up life I don’t know what does.This is my first time reading Miranda Kenneally and I must say I loved her writing. I will be reading her other two books ASAP! She has a real grasp of how teens are. I highly recommend this book and I know you won’t be disappointed.