Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally
Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…
This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He’s the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from a geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt…with her.
Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn’t that easy… (from goodreads)
Things I Can' t Forget is completely different to Catching Jordan & Stealing Parker, instead of sport being the main plot, this time it is religion. Yes the others did have some religion especially Stealing Parker but the sport plot was more the focus.
Kate thinks she has done a bad thing, helping her friend get an abortion. In her mind she thinks that she has sinned.When Emily's parents find out what has happens she is kicked out of home, and no-one but Emily's parents & Kate know why. For Kate everything her eyes is all her fault for helping Emily & for keeping it a secret. Kate for the summer is a camp counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp where Emily was supposed to be with her but no isn't.
Kate overcomes a lot of things during her time at camp, her parents, Matt, Parker & Will who help her through things that she doesn't even realise that she needs help with. Her re-kindling relationship with Matt helps her get through the things going on inside her head, when Matt doesn't even know that this is happening. There relationship is sweet, confusing & slightly crazy because Kate doesn't even know what is happening.
Kate's faith in God is questioned a lot in this novel, mainly being was God still listening to her? Now I live in a multi-cultural country and have seen many religions but I myself don't have a religion, what I saw in this book was that Kate didn't know about these other religions, she just knew Christianity.
Parker & Will are secondary characters in this book are there almost the whole way through with Kate & Parker becoming close friends. They help Kate through her relationship with Matt & dealing with everything that has been undone in Kate's life. Matt is sweet & cares about Kate, even if somethings he doesn't understand why she doesn't want to do something or why she has kept everything bottled in. He however has his own secret, something which Kate helped him through when she was 11 and he was 13, and she didn't even know it.
Things I Can't Forget was simply amazing, I loved having Will & Parker in this book frequently because it really helped with the religion part which Parker when through in the book before. Even with religion it was still such an enjoyable read as it allowed for readers to understand others views on religion