...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
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
Well, Tess decides to do Ben in that situation. When everything seems to be going wrong with her life, Ben seems to be the only constant, the only person who can make things seem right. Things are great with Ben up until they aren't.
Can Tess unravel ...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
"Tess Whistle leads a nearly extraordinary life. Her parents are a mixture of born-again Christians and survivalists, her best friend has serious coping issues, and Tess is giving heavy thought to losing her virginity to her boyfriend, Ben, even though she always said she would wait for a ring. As Tess weaves throughout these issues, she finds out just how hard life is to control, even when control is what you want most." Full review at Fresh Fiction: http://freshfiction.co ...more
Tess whistle A junior in high school finds herself caught in a triangular disaster. Not only is she ent ...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
It honestly took me a while to get into it, even though the voice was fun and unique. I like voices that border or narration. When i got to page 80 or so I had to get to the end. It was nice because there was some good love story in there, but more powerful than the love story was the story of a girl who's dealing with a whole lot and her re-connecting with her best friend and learning about herself. I'd recommend this to MOST people, not all. I hovered between three and four ...more
After the cuteness that was Kristen Tracy's most recent novel Hung Up, I knew I needed to backtrack and read her debut Lost It because it sounded like it would be just ass good. Besides, there are never enough coming-of-age stories for girls that are frank about sex. Sadly, the novel failed to live up to my expectations even though they weren't set particularly high to begin with.
Lost It is short, but the way it meanders all over the place makes i ...more
I loved Tess's character, especially since Tracy allows her to make realistic mistakes. I enjoyed the quirkiness of her grandmother, which I wasn't expecting at all. It's easy to see where Tess gets her humor from. Then there was Ben, who I didn't exactly fall in love with, but I don't think that was the point. This novel is more a a coming-of-age sto ...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
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
Secondly, I loved the characters. I thought that Tess's ...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
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
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.
i enjo ...more