"[A] distinctive, supernatural read." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Quinn is a gifted writer, her prose requiring perseverance and attentiveness. Understanding the rules of Gardnerville and what keeps its cycle of madness turning is like deciphering an intricate puzzle or being locked in a dream--sometimes nightmarish, sometimes beautiful, and sometimes like one long, strange hallucination." (Publishers Weekly)
"Quinn's newest mystery is a complicated thriller with lots of twists, turns, and a large dose of fantasy. This title would appeal to fans of stories with odd time lines or a menacing tone." (Booklist)
"Fans of Nova Ren Suma's Imaginary Girls will enjoy this dark and magical surrealism." (School Library Journal)
"Quinn blends eloquent prose and startling imagery to create a truly creepy small town... This disturbing contemplation on morality, memory, and the fictions we construct to survive will find an audience among fans of Brenna Yovanoff and Dia Reeves." (BCCB)
Music from the 80s is a big part of (DON'T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME and songs from that era are woven throughout the narrative. I made a helpful playlist on Spotify that you can listen to while you read along - or listen to it before or after reading instead!
Welcome to Gardnerville.
A place where no one gets sick. And no one ever dies.
There’s a price to pay for paradise. Every fourth year, the strange power that fuels the town exacts its payment by infecting teens with deadly urges. In a normal year in Gardnerville, teens might stop talking to their best friends. In a fourth year, they’d kill them.
Four years ago, Skylar’s sister, Piper, was locked away after leading sixteen of her classmates to a watery grave. Since then, Skylar has lived in a numb haze, struggling to forget her past and dull the pain of losing her sister. But the secrets and memories Piper left behind keep taunting Skylar—whispering that the only way to get her sister back is to stop Gardnerville’s murderous cycle once and for all.