"Can Callie change her future or is it predestined?"
Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted February 17, 2016
Young Adult | Young Adult Science Fiction
The day Callie has been waiting for is finally here- her
seventeenth birthday. Each citizen not only becomes an
adult on their seventeenth birthday, but they also receive
their memory from
the future that will guide the course of their adult
life. Callie is hoping she'll be a successful chef. She
never expected the memory she receives and instead finds
herself incarcerated for a crime she hasn't yet
committed. Callie is determined to prevent her future
memory from coming true- but will her efforts only lead
to the exact destiny she hopes to avoid?
I love the overall concept of FORGET TOMORROW,
particularly the implications for paradoxes. Pintip Dunn
does a marvelous job at showing the horrors that can
ensue from forcing the future to occur, and there is one
scene in particular that really drives home just how
awful having a predetermined future forced upon a person
can be. The horrors contrast nicely with the warmth and
love of the families and individuals who try to escape
their predestined path. In fact, the relationships are
part of the beauty of FORGET TOMORROW. I love the
hopefulness of the plant bracelets in particular.
The relationship between Callie and her sister is sweetly
done as Pintip
Dunn provides us with the back history between these two
characters. Some of the romance scenes dragged a bit for
me but I suspect others will appreciate them far more
than I did. And it helps that I really like Logan, maybe
even more so than Callie. However, Callie's love for her
sister supersedes everything and is truly the heart of
FORGET TOMORROW is the first book in a new series, which
is a good thing as the cliffhanger of an ending left me
screaming in frustration that the next book isn't out
yet. Pintip Dunn has created a thought-provoking and
somewhat scary dystopian young adult book that will
appeal to readers. I look forward to seeing what happens
in the next installment of the Forget Tomorrow
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been
decided...by your future self.
It's Callie's seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else,
she's eagerly awaiting her vision-a memory sent back in
to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be.
A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.
Or in Callie's case, a criminal.
In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted
sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is
arrested and placed in Limbo-a prison for those destined to
break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan,
a boy she hasn't spoken to in five years, she escapes the
But on the run from her future, as well as the government,
Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will
change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect
her sister from the biggest threat of all-Callie, herself.
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