By: Kristen Tracy
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.
summary from back of book
My Rating: 3/5
I really don't know what to think of this book. I read it pretty fast, so that means I was definitely entertained and anxious to read on, but it's just one of those books that after you're finished reading it, you're not sure where you stand.
I'll start off with the good. I really enjoyed the humor in this novel, especially the grandmother who is hilarious in her own right. She definitely made things more interesting. Then there is Tess' best friend Zena who is in the process of assembling a bomb to blow up a poodle. (not what you think but still, kind of crazy) Zena is also pretty humors and unique as far as characters go. (and I promise...not that insane)
Now onto the things I didn't really like or grasp. I don't know what this book is really about. For the most part, it focused on Tess and Ben and their relationship fueled primarily by their attraction to each other. I mean the book is titled Lost It with a guy and girl lounging on the grass; bra, shoes, and a pair of boxers littering the ground around them so I pretty much knew what this book centered on.
I just didn't really understand their relationship or I understood it I just maybe didn't really feel it? I'm not so sure to be honest all I know is that there was something missing. I also didn't really feel much for the characters. Tess and Ben were alright but for the most part, I think they dwindled on paper in comparison to the grandmother and Zena who were just better defined and stood out more to me.
I would still recommend this book because it is funny and entertaining to read but it's not something that will stick with you. It's just something you read and then over time, forget.