Friday, 21 May 2010

Lost It by Kristen Tracy

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Pub. Date: January 23rd 2007 by
Age Range: Young Adult
Pages: 288
Format: paperback
Source Of Copy: from the publisher - S&S Aus

What would you do...

...if your best friend were plotting the annihilation of a small, furry neighborhood poodle? Or if your parents up and moved to an Outward Bound-type survival camp in the middle of the desert? How about if your grandmother bought you new bras and underwear -- and you actually thought they were a teensy bit, umm, sexy?

Most people would not react well.

Tess Whistle's junior year of high school is off to a fairly bizarre start. One might even say her life is spiraling out of control. But with her sense of humor firmly intact and her first real boyfriend on her arm, Tess is dealing with the ridiculous twists quite well, thankyouverymuch.

Just wait until her shoes explode.

Honestly, I don't have much to say about this book. Like the title suggests, it's a story about "losing it".

The book reminds me of Anatomy Of A Boyfriend because both book discusses the same issue. If there's any difference, Lost It is less explicit and contains of the bizarre characters and situations. However, the reason that I finished this book is I was curious about why Tess' romance comes to an end. Plus there's a lot of things about wild life that we can all learn from this book.

The first few chapters of Lost It is okay to me but it starts to drag later. Although there are a lot of problems to solve in Tess's life, it seems to me that they don't connect well together, making the story pretty boring at some points.

Like I said, the characters are pretty bizarre, especially Zena and Tess's boyfriend. The one I like the most is her grandma because she's very cool and understanding. The rest, I don't have much of an impression.

The ending is okay, pretty meaningful I think. But as a whole book, I think this one doesn't come up to my expectation.

Rating: 2.5/5


Anonymous said...

I really wasn't a fan of this one either and like you didn't really know what to say in my review either. So many people love this one but it just wasn't for me.:/ Cover is fun though.

prophecygirl said...

Thanks for the review, Thao. I haven't read this one yet, but I'll remember your comments when I do!

Anonymous said...

Man proposes, God disposes.........................................

debbie said...

I thought this book would make a great read. The cover looks so lovely =)

stargirlreads said...

I agree... It really wasn't great