Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Lost It by Kristen Tracy

Tess Whistle's junior year in high school is off to bizarre start. Her parents have run away to an outdoors self-discovery camp in the middle of the the desert, her best friend Zena is building a bomb to blow up a poodle, and her eccentric granmother has come to live with her in her parents' absence. It all starts to look a little better when she meets Ben, the super cute boy whose locker is right next to hers. When they hit it off, Tess hopes that things will start taking a turn for the better. But really, how normal can you get when you're living in the circumstances that she is? And when Ben suddenly deserts her, will she be able to keep it together and gain control of her life?

Lost It was a pretty good book. Not amazing, but not horrible. I think the thing that I liked the best was that it was laugh out loud hilarious. I found myself cracking up at many points throughout the book which is definitely a good thing. I also liked the frankness in which Tess told the story. Kristen Tracy's writing style was perfect for this book. It all flowed really well together and helped to get the story across in a fun and fresh manner. One of the other good things was that it was a totally ridiculous plot line. There were so many obnoxious and unplausible things that happened, that you couldn't help but like it. Sure, none of those things would actually happen in real life, but it was super fun to read about all the crazy situations that Tess was put into by her grandmother and her best friend. Now we have to get to a couple of my complaints. I didn't like that the story was confusing at times. I felt a little loss at some points, but thankfully it was cleared up quickly. I also didn't like that the whole focus of the book was sex. Yes, sex can add to a book in many situations, but in this book, it was pretty much all that the book revolved around, as the title suggests. The last thing that I didn't like was that some of the characters were undeveloped. I didn't get to know many of them as much as I would have liked to and that was something that really pulled the book down in my opinion. Other than those things though, Lost It was a good time-filler book. Full of laughs and light-heartedness, it's the perfect book to pick up to pass the time. You know how when you're laying on the beach by the ocean in the middle of summer? This is a good book to read when you're there. :P So, I would recommend Lost It, but don't expect to be completely blown away.


  1. Great review, good honesty. I really wanted to read this book, and I still do, but I'm going to move it down on my list a bit. Thanks. =D

    Do you want to exchange links?
    My site is Plenty of Paper

  2. I thought this book was pretty good... but I honestly couldn't remember much of it, except when I read your review it refreshed my memory.

    But I thought it was interesting and worth the read, either way. Something fun and easy.

    Te amo,

  3. Heather: I'd love to exchange links. I've added you to my blog list!

  4. hehe, i wanna read this book. wanted to for a long time, and still havent gotten it...


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