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Publisher's Note:

Companion to the New York Times bestseller Nat Enough! It's called a crush for a reason... For the first time in her life, Natalie feels confident. Her talents are being recognized, she has supportive friends, and she's spending a ton of time with her crush, Derek! But when Derek tells Natalie that he just wants to be friends, Natalie's self-confidence quickly changes to self-doubt. As she tries to recover from her broken heart, Natalie casts aside her talents and even her friends. With no one to turn to, Natalie will have to pull herself out of this mess on her own.…

Forget Me Nat

by Maria Scrivan

Overall Book Review:

Forget Me Nat is a graphic novel by Maria Scrivan that is frankly, delightful.  The illustrations are bright and fun and the storyflow is solid.  Where graphic novels lean heavily on the illustrations to carry the narrative, this storyline is strongly supported not only by the pictures, but by the prose, with written words in almost every panel.  There are amusing asides of the protagonist’s cat and dog and charming pages that diverge to key life topics like the food and social ramifications of getting braces.

The focus of the story is apparent from the cover and page one.  Natalie has a crush and it is consuming her life.  We have all been there and it doesn’t take much nudging from the author to remember those days.  Oh, how high it can take you, and oh, how low.  A really great message on perspective and priorities is delivered in an authentic and gentle way.

This is a companion book to Nat Enough, but it is not necessary to have read that book in order to enjoy and follow this one.  Forget Me Nat will make you smile!

Review of an Advance Reading Copy

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by GRAPHIX


Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  Characters collide accidentally resulting in minor injuries.

Sex/Nudity:  The major theme of the book is a girl with a crush on a boy so there are lots of comments about someone being cute, wondering if that someone likes them, lots of illustrations involving hearts, etc.

Mature Subject Matter:

None

Alcohol / Drug Use:

None

Overall Book Rating
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Violence/Gore
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About the Reviewer

An accountant and CPA by profession, I found myself a book reviewer for Squeaky Clean Reads by happenstance. When the opportunity came to transform that website into Compass Book Ratings, I was excited to seize it and meld my business background with my love of books. As the mother of three teenage sons, I have read a large number of children and young adult books and I believe that there is great value in a content review service. As much as we would love to read everything our children read, there just isn’t enough time. I also appreciate being able to select books for myself that are really worth my precious and limited reading time. I believe there is a book out there for everyone–they just have to find it!