Don't You Forget about Me

Don't You Forget about Me

by Jancee Dunn


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ISBN-13: 9780345501905
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/29/2008
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Don't You Forget about Me 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
curvymommy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As a child of the 80s (I graduated in 1990), I enjoyed the flashback aspect of this novel. The music, the clothes, the teenage dramas.However, the story seemed to drag on forever, full of constant, unnecessary name-dropping from the 80s. And Lillian started to get on my nerves, she was so intent on reliving her high school days. I wanted to yell at her a couple times to just grow up and move on already! What 38-year-old woman would act like this?It was predictable too, as you just knew that Lillian would once again dump her not-so-cool friend to hang out with the popular girls at the reunion. And that she would miss the signs from the quiet, but good guy while she craved the attentions of the moody but popular bad boy who treated her like crap. Please.Overall, I was somewhat disappointed. It was light reading, and had funny moments, but the main character was just too annoying.
shalulah on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Jancee Dunn! I read her biography & moved on to this (drawn in inexorably by the '80s song title on the cover--& the tape). I found myself totally into this book, recognizing not just '80s references but also the characters & the high school drama situations. Jancee Dunn really got my adolescence & it was great to find a book for thirtysomethings who are not either married & settled or glamazons on the make in the fashion world.
ajewell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lillian comes back home to go to her high school reunion and to come to terms with her recent divorce. She moves back home with her parents and learns a lesson or two on life and love and the importance of them both. Even though her heart has been broken, Lillian finds a way to cope by learning more about her past.Being a girl who loves music and pop culture, I loved this book. The main character was realistic and believable and someone who I can relate to. The story was more fun to read than anything else, and doesn't really focus on intense emotions which I would have liked to have seen more of. Some of the story was pretty predictable, but this is Dunn's first novel I would love for Jancee Dunn to write more fiction.
voracious on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a cute and fun book. It was timely for me since I also recently attended my 20 year reunion. It did a great job sprinkling in nostalgia from the 80's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A relatively light, easygoing novel about a subject that applies to a lot of individuals, male and female, whether they care to admit it or not. A lot of fun to read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you know that high you achieved when you heard your absolute favorite song on the radio, while driving your first car to your first love's house, to make out on his twin bed in his basement bedroom while his parents were gone? I CHASE that high. So does the main character in Dunn's book, in a way. I love that she returns to her old room, her old music, and her old comfortable high school life, just like I have been doing this entire summer. I found each character in this book real, and completely endearing, especially the main character, who is flawed and likeable. I think the ending was perfection. I don't want to give it away, but is was written with a spot-on authenticity I really admired. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved Jancee's memoir and actually pre-ordered this book. I was not disappointed! 'Don't You' has the same mix of humor and touching moments as her first. Plus I know so many people who are still obsessing about their high school days, even after all these years. Perfect for summer!