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Forget Her Nots by Amy Brecount White ((Book Review 2010-68)

Product Description

Something—some power—is blooming inside Laurel. She can use flowers to do things. Like bringing back lost memories. Or helping her friends ace tests. Or making people fall in love.
Laurel suspects her newfound ability has something to do with an ancient family secret, one that her mother meant to share with Laurel when the time was right. But then time ran out.
Clues and signs and secret messages seem to be all around Laurel at Avondale School, where her mother had also boarded as a student. Can Laurel piece everything together quickly enough to control her power, which is growing more potent every day? Or will she set the stage for the most lovestruck, infamous prom in the history of the school?

About the Author

Amy Brecount White has taught English literature and writing to middle school and high school students. She has written numerous articles and essays for publications such as the Washington Post, but Forget-Her-Nots is her first novel. She can often be found in her garden and gives flowers to her friends and family whenever she can, though none have had magical effects—yet.
Amy Brecount White lives with her family in Arlington, Virginia.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006167298X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061672989
SOURCE: Around the World ARC Tours /  Publisher

    I really enjoyed this fantasy debut from Amy Crecount White.  The story was told in just the right tone and set the stage for a believable account of one girl and her ability to create magic from flowers.  This book is appropriate for everyone and I think all teens and adults will enjoy it.  I liked Laurel and the fact that she grew as a person, didn't let mistakes overwhelm her and developed into a good person.  She makes good and bad choices and learns from everything she does.  There is a nice amount of romance and the fact that the story uses the common elements of flower and plants in a unique way that is credible. 


    1. Sounds like an interesting read--thanks for sharing!

    2. Yay - this sounds great! Psyched you loved it! :-)

    3. Just picked this up from the library, can't wait to read it!

    4. Hi Mary,

      Following back! Thanks for this review!



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