Teach Me to Forget
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Teach Me to Forget

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This is the story of Ellery, a girl who learns how to live while waiting for the date she chose to die.

Ellery's bought the gun, made arrangements for her funeral, and even picked the day. A Wednesday. Everything has fallen into place.

Now all she has to do is die.

When her plans go awry and the gun she was going to kill herself with breaks, she does the one thing she has control over--return it and get a new one. After tormenting the crusty customer service associate by trying to return the gun with the wrong receipt, Ellery gets caught by the security guard who also happens to be someone she knows--the annoyingly perfect Colter Sawyer from her English class.

Colter quickly uncovers what she's hiding and is determined to change her mind. After confessing a closely held secret of his own, he promises not to tell hers. Ellery tries to fight her attraction to him as the shadows of her past cling tight around her, but when she's faced with another tragedy, she must decide whether she can learn to live with what she's done or follow through with her plan to die.

Trigger Warnings: Suicide, Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Loss of a loved one, Self-harm.

Title:Teach Me to Forget
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1440594570
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:287 pages

    Teach Me to Forget Reviews

  • Erica Chapman
    Oct 11, 2015

    Thank you so much for stopping by the TMTF page ;o) Please feel free to ask me questions. I love talking to fellow readers!Please understand that while I add a good mix of humor and sarcasm into Eller...

  • Zainab Shah
    Apr 01, 2017

    ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED BOOKS I'VE EVER READ!The story is of a 17 year old girl named Ellery who has decided to kill herself. Her 6 year old sister had died a year ago and she blames herself for th...

  • Brenda Drake
    Oct 14, 2015

    I was lucky enough to read an early version of TEACH ME TO FORGET. Erica can write emotion and multi-layered characters so well. I found myself crying and laughing while reading. This story has so muc...

  • Karen Hattrup
    May 29, 2016

    TEACH ME TO FORGET is a poignant and unflinching look at Ellery, a teenage girl who has suffered serious trauma and wants to take her own life. Written with honesty and care, it’s a story that is de...

  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Dec 06, 2016

    When Ellery's plan to commit suicide are thwarted by a broken gun, her classmate Colton tries to change he mind. He couldn't save his his brother from killing himself, and vows to do better.TEACH ME T...

  • Kerri
    Nov 02, 2015

    One of the most heart wrenching, funny, beautiful, dark, swoon-worthy, and hopeful stories I've ever read. This masterful debut features cracks of light that not only shine through, but shatter the da...

  • Nadine
    Apr 01, 2017

    Trigger warning: self-harm, suicide, suicidal ideation **I started adding these trigger warning to my reviews when I noticed other people adding them as a way to help those who are sensitive to those ...

  • Melanie Hooyenga
    Oct 11, 2015

    I read an early version of this book and my first reaction was "everyone needs to read this." Erica has an amazing ability to create characters who make you laugh and cry and want to hold them close. ...

  • Jude
    Dec 09, 2015

    A beautifully haunting novel, with a funny & smart narrator. I read this back in 2012 and I still think about Ellery and Colter to this day, three years later!...

  • Marina Zala
    Feb 05, 2017

    ** Books 42 - 2017 **2,9 of 5 stars! The premise looks promising but I dunno why this books is not really captivating me. It is just about story who finally didn't suicides herself since love is savin...

About Erica M. Chapman

Erica M. Chapman

Erica M. Chapman writes dark, emotional YA novels with a burst of humor, and lighter contemporaries with smart-ass protagonists. Her debut novel, TEACH ME TO FORGET (Simon & Schuster) is out now! She's a member of SCBWI & Sweet16s, and a lifetime Lions and Michigan football fan who loves alternative music. She loves to tweet and watch various CW & Freeform shows while typing her next s