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Lost It by Kristen Tracy

May 20th, 2007 (03:35 pm)
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Lost It has a perfect title. Yes, the book IS what you think it's about, but it's not ONLY about that. It's about losing your keys. It's about losing your focus. It's about losing your fears. It's about losing your heart.

Kristen Tracy populates her debut novel with memorable, unconventional characters, from the impulsive mother to the somewhat saucy grandmother, from the unpredictable and seemingly sinister best friend to the leading character herself, the unassuming Tess, who has exploding shoes and a tremendous fear of the outdoors.

The most stable character is Ben, the boy who comes into Tess' life during her junior year of high school. He is the catalyst for many of her changes, but in fact, these changes come about due to her own choices and actions. It is she who lets down her guard. It is she who fibs, just a little bit, then trips and falls on the snowball eventually created by that lie.

Lost It will make readers laugh out loud from the very first page. The word 'pageturner' is typically reserved for mysteries and thrillers, but it applies in this case as well. The narration zips along at the speed of thought, and as Tess hints at past and future events, readers will be anxious to find out what happens.

Utterly quirky, totally fun, and surprisingly engrossing, Lost It is a book you should find and keep.

Recommended for older teens and adults.

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Read my interview with Kristen Tracy.

Visit Kristen Tracy's official website at www.kristentracy.com

Visit the website for Kristen's second novel at www.CrimesoftheSarahs.com

Comments

Posted by: Heidi R. Kling, Author of SEA, June 10, 2010 (seaheidi)
Posted at: May 20th, 2007 06:07 am (UTC)

What a vibrant review! Love those page-turners for sure. I gave your review a postitive click on amazon.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 20th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)

Thank you! It's a fun book.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 20th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
very good book

Men i read so many books in my life time. But this take the prize. I real love this book. I want to read some more. Is there a second one? I want to know whats going to happpen next? Is Tess and Ben going back to togehter? or they broke up for good? I can,t wait i want to konw what is going to happen? Do y:all think Kristen Tracy,s is going write the scond one?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 20th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)

Hi there! She has another book coming out next spring called Crimes of the Sarahs. It is not a sequel to Lost It, but I do hope you'll check it out.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
how? (correcting errors)

How can i contact Kristin tracy to ask if she could make a second one? I started to cry at the end of lost it and im an reck, im depressed and stressed! I NEED A SECOND BOOKK!! :[ I don't want the crime book, i want a second book to lost it, will she make one after shes done the crime one? ;[ the email kristen at kristen tracy dot com or whatever doesnt work for me, i dont have that express thingy and for just normal hotmail, it doesnt work either. Help?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Re: how? (correcting errors)

Hi there! I will send your message to the author. :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)

Thankyou. ^^

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)

Not a problem!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 18th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
Kristin,

My names Kristin by the wayy. >.<
Yours?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 5th, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Kristin,

so did she reply? xD

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 5th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Kristin,

She sends her thanks and greetings.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: December 30th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
Re: how? (correcting errors)

omg im having the same prob.
i read it and now im crying and depressed. lol like its my own life. but i dont get it, so at the end of the book he just left her casue she lied and thats the end?or did he use her for sex? i dont get it.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 30th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Re: how?

I think he was upset with her for lying. That's my interpretation, for what it's worth.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 25th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
Umm...

I hated the ending....it should have gone on...and i was suprised on how short it was too...good plot...bad ending

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: December 15th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Umm...

I agree good plot just bad ending. Mainly because I wanted to know what would happen between Ben and Tess, but other than that the book was good and I would like to read a sequel to it.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 16th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
Re: Umm...

I liked it - I thought the beginning set the whole book up nicely. I'd read a sequel too!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 1st, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
Sequel?

The book was really good. I laughed so much. I wasn't a big fan of the ending though. Do you know if there is going to be a sequel? I know about the Crimes of the Sarahs, but what about Lost It? Or is there any way I can ask her?

.kat

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 1st, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Sequel?

Hi there! Kristen's next book isn't a sequel to Lost It, but it's super funny, and I hope you check it out! It's called Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus, and it will be available in August.

Contact Kristen:
http://www.kristentracy.com/
tracy dot kristen at gmail dot com

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: November 2nd, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)

I'd really like if she makes a second book to lost it.. Even if it's only a second one, just to at least rap things up, does anyone think she will ?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)

I don't believe she's planning on writing a sequel, but if you liked Lost It, you'll definitely enjoy her other novels! Have you read Crimes of the Sarahs? That's her second novel.
http://www.crimesofthesarahs.com

Her newest book, Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus, is for middle grade readers.

Her next teen novel, A Field Guide for Heartbreakers, comes out in May 2010.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: December 15th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Lost It ♥

will there be a second book to Lost it ?
if yes when will it come out ?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 15th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
Re: Lost It ♥

At this time, there's not a sequel.

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