...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.
The title of Kristen Tracy's LOST IT sums up the heart of the novel in two simple words, but like the novel itself, its simplicity is deceiving. "Lost it" could refer to many facets of the book. The narrator, Tess, starts things off by telling readers how she lost her virginity, and how she subsequently seems to have lost the guy she gave it to. At the same time, her rock-solid best friend is losing her grip after a parental divorce, Tess's parents are r...more
Knew that it would talk about teenagres..and I am one so thats why
I wouldn't to read this book..((: It mostly take place at school
and at the Island Park..where Tess Whistle lost her virginity to
Benjamin Easter a senior..Tess was a junior when she lost it
she wasn't planing to loss it..but it happened..The main problem
of the story was when Tess was confused she didn't know want she
wanted because she had lost it with Benjamin Easter....more
I liked the way that sex/virginity was dealt with, it was very realistic and not too over the top. I liked the friendship between Tess and Zena, which also rang very true. It's the character of Ben that left me feeling a little "eh." I usually li...more
1. repression is not the answer. i will not move to idaho and sell vitamin-infused drinks. i will not marry a man who is as weak-spirited as i am and i will not let either one of us convince the other that accepting a blond jesus as our personal lord and savior is the answer to loving and fulfilling life. i will not accept self-help gurus as my persona...more
this is one of my new favorite books, although i am a little disappointed that her relationship ended up getting totally messed up due to the lie that started her relationship.
One of my favorite books is Lost It by Kristen Tracey.I really enjoyed reading it, i loved it.The book is about this girl named Tess Whistle.She goes through so much in the story, and Tess is just like any high school girl.
In the beginning of the book Tess is an innocent girl who doesn't believe in sex before marriage.But when Tess meets Ben she completely changes. Before she didn't care about how she looked and she didn't like to lie, but that soon changes.When Ben finds out that she lie...more
Tess Whistle is a junior in high school. She opens her story with telling you that she lost her virginity to Ben (the new guy in school) after knowing him for only four months. She totally surprised herself with how quickly she fell in love with him because from the start, she firmly beli...more
Tess is a great main character - flaws and all. In case you missed some other reviews I've written, flawed characters are my favorite. Tess is a worrier like no other...she hates wildlife because she's afraid she's going to be eaten. She worries about her parents. About her best friend, Zena, who wants to blow up a poodle.
And about losing her virginity and what...more
Secondly, I loved the characters. I thought that Tess's...more
I didn't really like how she started off their relationship in a major lie, but it kept things interesting. I really liked how the book began with Tess telling...more
Not only does Tess lose her virginity, and then the boy who she gives it to, she's also losing her way. Her best friend is losing her grip on reality after her parents get divorced, so she decides to build a bomb to blow a poodle. Tess's parents are l...more
There are so many parts of the story that really poked me.
First, I am one of those girls that gives a lot of importance of losing it. Maybe that's why I actually ended up reading this book. But i love how i just didn't learned about things related to this.
Second, Benjamin Foster felt so real. I mean besides that he's such a lovely boyfriend type. Everything in him seems connected and concrete that it seems like he's really based on a real human.
I love these ki...more
Review This book was laugh-out-loud funny. Tess was quite unlike any character I'd ever read before, her worries and anxieties (and knowledge of survival tactics for freak situations) were a hoot to read. Also, Tess's friend, her parents, and her grandma contributed to the laughs as well. The whole thing was chuckle-inducing nearly the whole way through.
The only drawback to me was that the climax of the book was precipitated on Tess making up a lie (as a survival tactic to not have to a...more
It was really easy to relate to, as a teenage girl in a similar situation as the main character. But haven't we all been there?
This novel was filled with humour and wit. It had me laughing out loud (and getting strange looks from those around...more
by: Kristen Tracy
completed: Sept. 6, 2009
In the book "Lost It," Tess defintely changed the most by the end of the story. She started out as this naive christian girl who didn't really believe in sex before marraige. She also never really look at boys or felt herself to be "sexy", until one day she meets Ben and everything changes. Once they start dating, everything becomes very differnt for Tess. She cares about her apperance more, and wha...more
Tess whistle A junior in high school finds herself caught in a triangular disaster. Not only is she ent...more