Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Let's Get Lost by Sarra Manning
Publication Date: October 19, 2006
Versions: hardcover, paperback, kindle
Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
Isabel is the girl who rules the school with an iron fist and a gang of minions who do her bidding. Her friends are scared of her, her teachers can't get through to her, and that's just the way she likes it. With her razor-sharp edges and tall walls, nothing gets to Isabel—and no one, but no one, is ever going to discover her dark, sad secrets. Then she meets Smith. And Isabel learns that sometimes when all the expectations and pressures are too much, you just need someone to help you get lost.
I really enjoyed this book but thought a few elements were a little fishy. First of all, Isabel is sixteen and Smith is twenty. A four year age different is just gross and it wasn't fun to read about or imagine at all. Second of all, she lies about her age and says she eighteen which is dumb and even dumber that he actually believed it. And third, she lies about other things too, besides her age. Who really thinks releationships will survive off of lies?
The book was overall very embarrasing. I had to put it down a few times because of the situations she gets herself into and how she reacts to them. Isabel is a very mean girl and you will soon learn that from page one.
Will I reread it?
No, I don't think I will. It was good for a one time read and I should have went to the library instead of spending my money on it.
The character Isabel reminded me so much of the character's in Courtney Summers book titled Some Girls Are. So if you've read that one, then you will probably feel the same way about this one, too.