From Goodreads: With absent parents, overdue rent, and no one to turn to, Adele is forced into the hard, cold world of homelessness. While striving to maintain the pretense of a “normal” life, Adele attempts to finish high school, all the while concealing her secret. But is she strong enough to keep up the act?
Forgotten will propel teen readers into a world where promises are broken, life is not fair, and challenges seem unbearable, while still offering assurance that solid faith, loyal friends, and a persistent spirit will prevail.
I thought Forgotten was rather good. I liked that it was written from Adele's point of view. I thought this book was a fairly realistic look at what happens when there aren't any responsible adults in a teenager's life. So many YA books have absent or flaky parents or guardians and life is usually peachy keen anyway. I think this book illustrates the realities of what happens when you really have to take care of yourself.
I was really pleased with Adele's character from a moral standpoint. She had plenty of opportunities and reasons to steal or do drugs or become a prostitute and she did none of these things.
The one thing I didn't like about this book was the ending. Her parents were never mentioned in the ending which didn't make sense to me. It seemed like a preachy cop out. Other than that, the rest of the book was quite compelling. I found myself very intrigued by the whole story wondering what Adele was going to do.