Review + Dreamcast: I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell

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Title: I Remember You

Author: Cathleen Davitt Bell
Publication Date: February 10th 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Rating:★★★★★

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Synopsis

For fans of THE FUTURE OF US comes an engrossing story of two teens, whose love for each other is tested by time and fate.

Lucas and Juliet couldn’t be more different from each other. But from the moment Lucas sees Juliet, he swears he remembers their first kiss. Their first dance. Their first fight. He even knows what’s going to happen between them—not because he can predict the future, but because he claims to have already lived it.

Juliet doesn’t know whether to be afraid for herself or for Lucas. As Lucas’s memories occur more frequently, they also grow more ominous. All Juliet wants is to keep Lucas safe with her. But how do you hold on to someone you love in the present when they’ve begun slipping away from you in the future?

 

The first thing that came across my mind while I was reading the book was “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” I’ve never seen the film nor read the book. I just knew they were somehow similar.

I was really invested in the book. The prologue was just enough to keep mu curiosity and get through this book in less than 24 hours. It’s so compelling and just hands-down captivating! I’m really glad I gave this book a closer look.

The characters were really well-written. Each of them were given enough exposure which made their character more relevant to the story. Juliet was very easy to relate to. She might just be a typical teenager but they way her character was written made it so much more than that. This goes as well for Lucas. I felt so attached to their characters which made it so much easier to read the book. I really loved Lucas’s character from the start. I found him really cute and dorky during the first few chapters but he turned out to be so much better as the story went on. I loved the small gestures which basically made my knees buckle and face blush (I bet Juliet’s did).

I had trouble with Juliet’s best friend, Rosemary. She’s the kind of girl I don’t want to mingle with ever. I hated how he treated Dex and how she acted like a total bitch. A fact that was acknowledged in the book. Although, sometimes she’s kind of a voice of reason for Juliet, but still, I couldn’t make myself like her.  Dex was such a great character. I liked him so much and how he helped Juliet go through some hardships even though it didn’t seem like they really knew each other.

I was also mindblown with the memories Lucas had described to Juliet. At first, I was also skeptical but it’s what made me intrigued and kept me going. It was really an amazing love story. I had to admit though that I craved for more!

I really loved the variety in this book. It was such an amazing combination. There were enough humor, drama, romance and thrill, which made me feel a whole lot of emotions for this book. It made me cry, for one. There’s no single word to describe this book but I really loved it and I’d definitely recommend it!

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About the Author

28d71f_ef529443bfeb49c18bf1df4466c41167.jpg_srz_169_147_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzI was born in Princeton, NJ in 1971 and lived there until I was twelve, when we moved with my mom moved to West Hartford, CT.

My dad and mom had been divorced when I was two, and my dad lived in Williamstown, MA. I spent summers and school vacations with him.

I went to college in New York, at Barnard, and stayed in New York after I graduated. I worked as a newspaper reporter for three months, as a salesperson for a multimedia publisher for three years, and as a market researcher, and finally a copywriter.

I’m married and have two awesome kids ages two and five. I lived in Manhattan for sixteen years, but now am in Brooklyn, living downstairs from my sister and her family. I have two dogs named Oscar and Oprah. My favorite food is pizza and, strangely, in my thirties, I’ve developed a great love for playing catch. Slipping is my first book.

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