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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 sel 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.


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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 sel 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.

30 review for Forget Me Nat: A Graphic Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Laura Gardner

    I will buy this and it will be fairly popular in my library, but I’m not a big fan. Why are all the most popular kids white? Why are there no kids who are exploring crushes with someone of the same gender? I like how Nat learns to not completely subsume her personality to match her crush and his interests. Good lesson in here about falling for yourself first and foremost and remembering your friendships. Kids will like this, but it’s not as strong as many other graphic novel series. Book 26 for I will buy this and it will be fairly popular in my library, but I’m not a big fan. Why are all the most popular kids white? Why are there no kids who are exploring crushes with someone of the same gender? I like how Nat learns to not completely subsume her personality to match her crush and his interests. Good lesson in here about falling for yourself first and foremost and remembering your friendships. Kids will like this, but it’s not as strong as many other graphic novel series. Book 26 for #30booksummer

  2. 5 out of 5

    Darla

    What Nat tries to do in this second Nat Enough graphic is to forget her crush on Derek. The dance she invited Derek to is a double disaster. First Derek declines her invitation and then a wounded Zoe makes a song request from Natalie to Derek doubling down on the embarrassment. How do you get over a broken heart? Natalie has lots of tips and shows us the way to a healthier self-image. Her dog and cat are along for the ride and there is an entertaining student election in the mix, too. Oh, and so What Nat tries to do in this second Nat Enough graphic is to forget her crush on Derek. The dance she invited Derek to is a double disaster. First Derek declines her invitation and then a wounded Zoe makes a song request from Natalie to Derek doubling down on the embarrassment. How do you get over a broken heart? Natalie has lots of tips and shows us the way to a healthier self-image. Her dog and cat are along for the ride and there is an entertaining student election in the mix, too. Oh, and so is her magic mirror. So much colorful fun with large panels depicting Natalie and her classmates in their day-to-day experiences. The yearbook autograph page especially made me smile -- reminded me of my school days. I hope Natalie has many more books in our future. Thank you to Graphix and Edelweiss for a DRC in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    This is a cute companion to the first book in the series, as it follows Nat and her friends through a class election, as well as Nat getting a crush, and having it, well crushed. And through it all, it is about friendship, which is so important to middle school kids. Very quick read, and a bit repetitive, but in a funny way. Because, boys (and girls) come and go but true friends stick around, no matter what.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Maddy (maddysreads)

    Not as good as the first by far. This is all about crushes, which is cute! But, I think I would've enjoyed it more if I read it when I was 11! Not as good as the first by far. This is all about crushes, which is cute! But, I think I would've enjoyed it more if I read it when I was 11!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mary-Jane

    Loved the book! The only issue I take with this book is that there is NO WAY middle school students would vote for a kind class president when there was a candidate who could get an ice cream machine. I have made this right in my head (because I would have thought about it a LOT!) by realizing that Flo would make it happen after multiple students suggested it in her suggestion box! Phew! Now I can sleep tonight. Ha! I really love these middle grade graphic novels about friendship and self-confid Loved the book! The only issue I take with this book is that there is NO WAY middle school students would vote for a kind class president when there was a candidate who could get an ice cream machine. I have made this right in my head (because I would have thought about it a LOT!) by realizing that Flo would make it happen after multiple students suggested it in her suggestion box! Phew! Now I can sleep tonight. Ha! I really love these middle grade graphic novels about friendship and self-confidence.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mary Lee

    Realistic depiction of what it's like to have an all-consuming crush. However, I didn't appreciate the stereotypical (that is to say, not without some truth) ways different cliques were portrayed. Anyone who wasn't "cool" was some kind of dork. All of the "cool" kids were white. In fact, all the kids who ran for class president were white. And the kid who barks? Well, I had a kid with Tourette's last year who barked, so that one fell TOTALLY flat for me. Not a book I'll put in my class library. Realistic depiction of what it's like to have an all-consuming crush. However, I didn't appreciate the stereotypical (that is to say, not without some truth) ways different cliques were portrayed. Anyone who wasn't "cool" was some kind of dork. All of the "cool" kids were white. In fact, all the kids who ran for class president were white. And the kid who barks? Well, I had a kid with Tourette's last year who barked, so that one fell TOTALLY flat for me. Not a book I'll put in my class library.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus After a rocky start in middle school in Nat Enough, Natalie has found good friends in Zoe and Flo, and is feeling fairly successful. She is also completely and utterly obsessed with her crush, Derek. She thinks about him constantly, and finds herself doing things she doesn't really like, just because Derek likes them. She eats pineapple pizza, almost dozes off in math club, and makes Zoe and Flo angry because she no longer wants to talk about anything that happens E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus After a rocky start in middle school in Nat Enough, Natalie has found good friends in Zoe and Flo, and is feeling fairly successful. She is also completely and utterly obsessed with her crush, Derek. She thinks about him constantly, and finds herself doing things she doesn't really like, just because Derek likes them. She eats pineapple pizza, almost dozes off in math club, and makes Zoe and Flo angry because she no longer wants to talk about anything that happens to them. She does spend a fair amount of time with Derek, and thinks that she will ask him to the dance. When she does, he lets her know that he just likes her as a friend, and Natalie gets the feeling that he has a crush on Lily. This plunges Natalie into despair, and the fact that Zoe and Flo are disappointed in her doesn't help. Flo is running for class representative, and Nat had said she would help with the campaign, especially the posters, and she said that she would help Zoe with her own crush. Can Nat pull herself together enough to get on with her life and make things right with her friends. Strengths: Think back to your own middle school memories. What stands out? A science project? A field trip? Math worsksheets? Or that one person on whom you had an unreasonable crush for a ridiculous amount of time? There are so many books about grieving or anxiety, when really, a far more common experience that is rarely portrayed is having a crush. I adored the illustrations at the beginning where Natalie explains the "magic" signs that indicate that Derek likes her; I'm looking at you, lucky tube socks I always wore to MYF so I would get to stand next to my crush in the friendship circle. You got to hold hands! I did like the fact that she was friends with Derek, although this does make his rejection a little more stinging. It was realistic that Zoe and Flo were irritated, but also nice that they are ultimately understanding. The dance and the election were also fairly realistic. I also appreciated that Nat was a bit more upbeat than she was in the first book. She's clearly learned some coping skills. The bright colors and illustrative style will make this a best seller at book fairs. If we ever have those again. (Writing this on the last day of school, 5/21/20.) Weaknesses: Could have done without the election. Our school doesn't have them, and I wonder if there are many schools that do. Also, if they do, are there really assemblies to announce the winners? I remember it being done over the PA system. Also, Flo would be unlikely to win, not matter how qualified. Alex and her ice cream machine would definitely have won! What I really think: Doesn't matter. This series will be a HUGE circulator in my library, and falls somewhere between bran flakes and toaster pastries on the continuum of Books as Breakfast Foods. Maybe, say frosted shredded wheat. It's not like the Chloe series, which makes me feel like I'm just handing readers the sugar bowl and a spoon.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Amy Pickett

    It's so much fun to revisit Natalie as she navigates her first Big Crush and the misery that is the "Friend Zone." I love seeing Nat and her friends evolve and gain a little (but not too much) maturity. A sweet, gentle sequel with a life lesson for the ages: Sisters before Misters! It's so much fun to revisit Natalie as she navigates her first Big Crush and the misery that is the "Friend Zone." I love seeing Nat and her friends evolve and gain a little (but not too much) maturity. A sweet, gentle sequel with a life lesson for the ages: Sisters before Misters!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    Liked it better than the first.

  10. 4 out of 5

    LULU590

    Best ever! It teaches an important lesson about friendship. Very GOOD!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    I didn’t like this nearly as much as Nat Enough. I certainly liked the emphasis on being a good friend, despite crushes and infatuations, but it just didn’t feel as fresh and fun as its predecessor.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Colleen Frakes

    I was just annoyed that the book was almost half splash pages

  13. 4 out of 5

    Miranda

    I love the first book and the 2 book is great as well. It's about Nat's crush and more people have crushes now too. She gets another friend called Flo. In all, I think it's a great book. I love the first book and the 2 book is great as well. It's about Nat's crush and more people have crushes now too. She gets another friend called Flo. In all, I think it's a great book.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    I like the story and the morphing of characters.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Deanna Siegel

    This was a great book about developing self-confidence, picking yourself up when you’re down, and being a good friend. You cringe and smile along with Natalie and her friends. I would love to read more about Natalie, Zoe, and Flo’s lives.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Amelia

    Oh wow! 🤩 This book is one of those books you could read again and again forever and not get tired! I like the attention to detail in the drawings and the fact this is so RELATABLE!!!!! 🤗 This book makes you feel like how Natalie is feeling! I am a fan! ❤️

  17. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    Oh man! I really had fun reading the first and this second book by Maria Scrivan. It's funny and a joy to read and see the drawings. I just wish it would keep going but I can't wait to get the 3rd book when it comes out. I am now a fan. ❤️ Oh man! I really had fun reading the first and this second book by Maria Scrivan. It's funny and a joy to read and see the drawings. I just wish it would keep going but I can't wait to get the 3rd book when it comes out. I am now a fan. ❤️

  18. 4 out of 5

    Janelle

    This was a very fun read about middle school crushes, friendship loyalty, and remembering to like yourself.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Dulaney

    My adult side gave the new Nat book by Scrivan a 3, but this librarian to 4th and 5th graders knows that her kids will give it a resounding 5, so I went with a 4 star rating. The art is realistically rendered, but is also bright and engaging plus the storyline of middle graders having crushes, doing friendships and school stuff is solid. As in “Nat Enough,” Natalie is still learning that she is a valuable person just the way she is, but she forgets that extra royally when she falls hard for Dere My adult side gave the new Nat book by Scrivan a 3, but this librarian to 4th and 5th graders knows that her kids will give it a resounding 5, so I went with a 4 star rating. The art is realistically rendered, but is also bright and engaging plus the storyline of middle graders having crushes, doing friendships and school stuff is solid. As in “Nat Enough,” Natalie is still learning that she is a valuable person just the way she is, but she forgets that extra royally when she falls hard for Derek, tries to be everything he likes and manages to let down her best friend, simultaneously. The book starts with the crush on Derek and drones on enough to bore the adult in me, but will keep my library patrons giggling happily. On her way to the end of the school year, Nat gets braces, ignores one friend, hardly helps another with her election campaign, joins a math club she hates, and gets embarrassed at a school dance. What tween won’t connect to all of those things? By the conclusion, Nat has seen the light and apologized to Zoe, helped Flo, dropped Math club, and once again realized that being herself is the best thing to be. Great choice for readers of graphic novels in grades 4-6 with no worries about profanity, violence or sexual content.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Conger

    Book Title: Forget Me Nat Author: Maria Scrivan Reading Level: 2.8 Book Level: Grades 5-8 Book Summary: Nat has a crush on Derek and becomes all consumed by him. When she finds out he just wants to be friends, Nat has to find a way to pick herself back up. Bookshelf Genre: Graphic Novel Bookshelf Mentor Writing Trait: Ideas, Voice This fast reading graphic novel gives a wonderful message to young people: find value in yourself. Nat has a crush on Derek and starts liking the things he likes, even if she Book Title: Forget Me Nat Author: Maria Scrivan Reading Level: 2.8 Book Level: Grades 5-8 Book Summary: Nat has a crush on Derek and becomes all consumed by him. When she finds out he just wants to be friends, Nat has to find a way to pick herself back up. Bookshelf Genre: Graphic Novel Bookshelf Mentor Writing Trait: Ideas, Voice This fast reading graphic novel gives a wonderful message to young people: find value in yourself. Nat has a crush on Derek and starts liking the things he likes, even if she doesn't like them herself. She also puts her girl friendships on the back burner. Most touching is the magic mirror, which seems to hold an older, wiser version of herself. In the classroom, I would have students take these great ideas and have a discussion of self-esteem and self-worth. I would give a writing assignment for them to write a letter to themselves in the voice of an older, wiser version. What kind of advice would their older version give them? How would themselves as an adult perceive what's going on in their lives right now? Having a different perspective may give students the inner voice they need to build their self-confidence.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Tournas

    Middle schooler Nat feels good about herself: she’s got good pals, her comics are appreciated by classmates, and … she’s in love! Derek is in her class, and everything he says or does tells her he likes her too. Her pals Zoe and Flo get tired of her constantly telling them the latest Derek-related news. In fact, when Zoe develops her own crush on Yuki, a tuba player in band, Nat barely hears her. The reader can tell that Derek does like Nat, but not necessarily in the romantic way that she think Middle schooler Nat feels good about herself: she’s got good pals, her comics are appreciated by classmates, and … she’s in love! Derek is in her class, and everything he says or does tells her he likes her too. Her pals Zoe and Flo get tired of her constantly telling them the latest Derek-related news. In fact, when Zoe develops her own crush on Yuki, a tuba player in band, Nat barely hears her. The reader can tell that Derek does like Nat, but not necessarily in the romantic way that she thinks. Scrivan perfectly channels the ups and downs of a middle school first crush, as well as boring classes, band practice and the drama of the cafeteria lunch table. I like that Nat’s friends and classmates are a diverse bunch, and that her friends help her get over the inevitable heartache. The gentle humor of this story will make the middle grade reader feel good about their own social challenges. Scrivan’s (and Nat’s) art style is like a comic strip or zine and is very accessible.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Just before winter break, Natalie got "the cutest note" from Derek. Now, he's all she can think about, Nat has a huge crush. When they get back to school, Derek stops by her locker and lends her a comic book, she returns it at lunch and suddenly Nat's friends are forgotten and everything is about "Derek". But as the Valentine's Dance approaches, and Derek still hasn't asked her - Natalie decides to ask him herself. Maria Scrivan's "Nat" books are great! Fully relatable to upper elementary and mi Just before winter break, Natalie got "the cutest note" from Derek. Now, he's all she can think about, Nat has a huge crush. When they get back to school, Derek stops by her locker and lends her a comic book, she returns it at lunch and suddenly Nat's friends are forgotten and everything is about "Derek". But as the Valentine's Dance approaches, and Derek still hasn't asked her - Natalie decides to ask him herself. Maria Scrivan's "Nat" books are great! Fully relatable to upper elementary and middle school, with full color illustrations throughout. There's a scene with a kid campaigning for class president with a soft serve ice cream machine! I loved this so much! Still grinning as I write this review. Wonderful! For this and more of my reviews visit http://kissthebook.blogspot.com

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sierra

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Natalie is completely head-over-heels for her crush, Derek. His interests quickly become her interests, and it is not long before her friends call her out for neglecting their friendship. The middle school's Valentine's Day dance is approaching, and Natalie wants nothing else other than to go with Derek. When he seems to be missing the hint, Natalie decides to ask Derek instead. Derek is forced to break the news that he only likes Natalie as a friend, leaving her devastated. After attending the Natalie is completely head-over-heels for her crush, Derek. His interests quickly become her interests, and it is not long before her friends call her out for neglecting their friendship. The middle school's Valentine's Day dance is approaching, and Natalie wants nothing else other than to go with Derek. When he seems to be missing the hint, Natalie decides to ask Derek instead. Derek is forced to break the news that he only likes Natalie as a friend, leaving her devastated. After attending the dance alone, she finally realizes that she needs to focus on her own interests and friends if she wants to truly be happy. I cannot see myself using this graphic novel as a teaching tool in my classroom. With that said, I would add it to my classroom library for my students to enjoy. I think it teaches a good lesson about staying true to yourself and your friends.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine

    This book was a good follow-up to Nat Enough. In this book, Nat has a huge crush on Derek. She is so obsessed with him that she begins to lose who she really is. She starts eating pineapple pizza and joining the math club - things she freely admits that she does because Derek likes them. Unfortunately Derek does not feel the same way and Nat must come to terms with this. I think middle schoolers will enjoy this book - especially if they liked the first one. It was fun reading about Nat and her fr This book was a good follow-up to Nat Enough. In this book, Nat has a huge crush on Derek. She is so obsessed with him that she begins to lose who she really is. She starts eating pineapple pizza and joining the math club - things she freely admits that she does because Derek likes them. Unfortunately Derek does not feel the same way and Nat must come to terms with this. I think middle schoolers will enjoy this book - especially if they liked the first one. It was fun reading about Nat and her friends as they continue in middle school. It shows how all consuming a crush can be, but also how painful it can be. I was glad that Nat found herself by the end of the book and realized that she should not change for a boy. This is a good message to send to young girls.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mateen Mahboubi

    While maybe not as bad as the first, I don't understand how seemingly Nat has learned nothing from the lessons of the first book. That book was disappointing enough as Nat constantly tried to make herself more likeable to her "best friend" by doing and being interested in all the same things as her (to no avail). Here we find her doing all the same things because of a crush. Liking the things that she never liked before and doing things that she has no interest in. It's only in the end when she' While maybe not as bad as the first, I don't understand how seemingly Nat has learned nothing from the lessons of the first book. That book was disappointing enough as Nat constantly tried to make herself more likeable to her "best friend" by doing and being interested in all the same things as her (to no avail). Here we find her doing all the same things because of a crush. Liking the things that she never liked before and doing things that she has no interest in. It's only in the end when she's hurt most of the people who care about her, that she learns the errors in her ways and apologized. Ultimately it's just disappointing that there appears to be no growth between the two books and it doesn't leave me optimistic for the next volume.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Bookphile

    3.5 stars I definitely liked this book better than the first book because it had more of the depth I thought the first book lacked. I was glad to see that Nat's behavior had consequences, and that her friends called her out on it. I think the book did a good job of showing the harm in becoming obsessed with a crush to the detriment of friendships, but it did so in a way that felt natural. Again, Flo and Zoe are really the best parts of this book, though. They're both a lot more interesting than Na 3.5 stars I definitely liked this book better than the first book because it had more of the depth I thought the first book lacked. I was glad to see that Nat's behavior had consequences, and that her friends called her out on it. I think the book did a good job of showing the harm in becoming obsessed with a crush to the detriment of friendships, but it did so in a way that felt natural. Again, Flo and Zoe are really the best parts of this book, though. They're both a lot more interesting than Nat, and they're definitely both a lot more self-aware than Nat is. Still, this is a pretty good book about dealing with a first crush and with the ensuing disappointment when that crush doesn't feel the same way.

  27. 5 out of 5

    EdenB15

    Defo hoping aboard the graphic novel train. This was a very good novel dealing with the main character Nat dealing with common problems faced with teenagers including friendship dramas, popular kids, schoolwork, getting braces and to top it all off having a boyfriend. I wont go any further to spoil it but the characters are all tolerantly and it is a well written novel. The only reason why it wasn’t 4 or 5 stars was it just wasn’t as good as other books and graphic novels ive read but i still en Defo hoping aboard the graphic novel train. This was a very good novel dealing with the main character Nat dealing with common problems faced with teenagers including friendship dramas, popular kids, schoolwork, getting braces and to top it all off having a boyfriend. I wont go any further to spoil it but the characters are all tolerantly and it is a well written novel. The only reason why it wasn’t 4 or 5 stars was it just wasn’t as good as other books and graphic novels ive read but i still enjoyed it all the same. I didn’t know their was more in the series so i will be reading those Worth a read.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amy (novelteahappyme)

    Graphic novel offers a light lesson about self-image stressing the importance of falling in love with yourself (as well as valuing friendships despite romantic feelings for others). Illustrations show some diversity in terms of race w/ supporting characters however main character is a straight, cis-gendered white able-bodied female. Style is very similar to highly popular graphic novels "Sisters" & "Smile" so it's sure to be a hit w/ middle-grade readers and is certain to have high circulation i Graphic novel offers a light lesson about self-image stressing the importance of falling in love with yourself (as well as valuing friendships despite romantic feelings for others). Illustrations show some diversity in terms of race w/ supporting characters however main character is a straight, cis-gendered white able-bodied female. Style is very similar to highly popular graphic novels "Sisters" & "Smile" so it's sure to be a hit w/ middle-grade readers and is certain to have high circulation in our libraries. Note: This is the second book in a series.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Moses Misungwi

    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 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.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Szerdy

    A delightful graphic novel for anyone in middle school, who loves a middle schooler or who has ever attended middle/junior high school! No one is too old to read this colorful story involving Natalie, her crush Derek and best friends Flo and Zoe who endure all the challenges to young adolescent self-confidence and popularity such as orthodontic rubber bands striking your crush on the face, heartbreak, yearbook pictures gone wrong! Will Natalie survive, self-respect in tact? You’ll have to read i A delightful graphic novel for anyone in middle school, who loves a middle schooler or who has ever attended middle/junior high school! No one is too old to read this colorful story involving Natalie, her crush Derek and best friends Flo and Zoe who endure all the challenges to young adolescent self-confidence and popularity such as orthodontic rubber bands striking your crush on the face, heartbreak, yearbook pictures gone wrong! Will Natalie survive, self-respect in tact? You’ll have to read it to find out! Loaded with humor, this graphic novel is sure to leave you smiling. ;)

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