Sunday, 5 June 2016

Rae reads... Don't You Forget About Me by Liz Tipping

About the book:

Cara Dunham feels trapped in her hometown, she really needs to escape. So when Cara is invited to her school reunion she decides it is the perfect opportunity to start afresh and get her happy ending. 

Her school crush Daniel will be there but Cara needs help so she enlists her friend Stubbs to teach how to be just like Molly Ringwald. 

Will Cara get her dream man and what happens if she realises he might be closer than she ever imagined?

My thoughts:

I loved the premise for this book. I love 80's films so I knew I would enjoy reading this. 

Cara is a lovely character she is a bit insecure and unsure about who she really is. However she also comes across as capable and resilient. I was entertained as Cara began to figure out who she was and what she wanted from life. There were times when Cara was a little annoying due to her insecurities. Overall though I could get past this and enjoy the story. However some people may find Cara a bit too much at times.

I really liked all the other characters especially Verity and Stubbs. They were great friends to Cara. Stubbs was great, he was very patient with Cara which instantly made him likeable. The more I read the more I felt a part of their group.

The story moved at a good pace and kept my interest throughout. I think quite a few people could relate to having bad experiences at school just like Cara. I know I tried to do the same thing and make myself less noticeable. If you like any of John Hughes films you will like the references throughout the book.


It is a light hearted story that is great for a summer day!

Four stars from me! 

Thank you to Carina UK and Netgalley for my copy to read and review in exchange for an honest review. 

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