Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane | A book review
Hey guys! I hope you are doing okay 🙂 Like I’ve said before, I have a lot of book reviews I have to get through. So today I’m bringing you the review of Don’t You Forget About Me, or Vergeet Me Niet in Dutch. I borrowed it from the library, so I had to read the translation.
The synopsis from Goodreads: If there’s one thing worse than being fired from the grottiest restaurant in town, it’s coming home early to find your boyfriend in bed with someone else.
Reeling from the indignity of a double dumping on the same day, Georgina snatches at the next job that she’s offered – barmaid in a newly opened pub, which just so happens to run by the boy she fell in love with at school: Lucas McCarthy. And whereas Georgina has done nothing but dead-end jobs in the last twelve years, Lucas has not only grown into a broodingly handsome man, but also has turned into an actual grown-up with a business and a dog along the way.
Meeting Lucas again not only throws Georgina’s rackety present into sharp relief, but also brings a dark secret from her past bubbling to the surface. Only she knows the truth about what happened on the last day of school, and why she’s allowed it to chase her all these years…
My thoughts on Don’t You Forget About Me
TW: sexual assault scene
This was such a lovely book! It was very funny, and embarressing at times and just very enjoyable.
The characters blended very well together. Where Georgina is tough, a little insecure and very… there all the time, Lucas is pretty relaxed, quiet and businesslike. Georgina finds herself in some pretty embarressing and awkward situations, but I think she handles it like a boss.
I loved the plot! It’s not neccessarily something special, but the way it’s told and the things that happen thoughout the book, make it very entertaining. I wanted to keep reading, which is always a sign it’s a great book for me. You don’t know why Lucas and Georgina broke up when they were teenagers until the end of the book. Throughout the book you get some hints, and that’s what kept me interested.
The book also has a little bit of depth to it. It’s not all fun and games. Georgina lost her father and something bad had happened to her in the past. She went to a therapist and still struggles from time to time with things. I think that made her a very rich and relatable character.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Rating: 5 out of 5.