Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lost For Words by Alice Kuipers (ARC)

Lost For Words by Alice Kuipers (ARC)
Publication Date: May 11, 2010
Versions: hardcover
Recieved from: contest

Summary (from
My New Year's resolution: I'm moving on from everything that's happened. I'm not going to talk about it, think about it, let the memory pounce upon me like a waiting tiger, nothing.

All Sophie wants to do is forget. But it's not easy now that everything's changed. The house feels too big, school drags on for too long, lights are too bright, the room spins, and her hands get sweaty for no reason. And she can't remember why she was ever best friends with Abigail, who is obsessed with parties and boys. Only the new girl, Rosa-Leigh, with her prose poems and utter confidence, might understand. But talking to her seems impossible.

Lost in memories of the life she once had, Sophie retreats into herself. But there's only so long she can keep everything bottled up inside before she explodes. Maybe by confronting the tragedy of her past she'll figure out how to fix her future.

The cover really drew me into this one, just by the pure beauty and emotion behind it. Before even opening to the first page, I felt this was going to be an amazing book. And I was right. The story line was at first, very confusing, but then strenthened to a very powerful story that almost left me with tears.

Sophie was very selfish, the whole way through, which is understandable. But she started to get on my nerves when all she did was feel bad for herself and ignore her friend who desperatly needed her help.

Will I reread it?
Probably not, I can only read emotional books once. But it was well written and very unique, so I recommend it to anyone looking for a great tearjerker.

This book will be released on May 11, 2010


Leah said...

I've just gotten Alice's first book and it sounds great. Lost For Words sounds great, I hope it releases in the UK - American hardbacks are so expensive!

Corrine said...

I think I'm going to have to read this one just for the title! It sounds good! Great review. :)

Milli said...

It sounds great! Wonderful review:]

Amelia said...

hmm, I haven't heard of this one yet. But I totally agree with you on emotional books - I can only read them once, too!

Emidy said...

Ooh, I love emotional books. I thind I'd enjoy Lost For Words. The cover is so great!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Great, honest review!! Sounds like it was good despite some flaws :)

Precious said...

Thanks for the honest review! It sounds like the main character has heavy emotional baggage. Hope I'll get to read this soon.

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Ooh, how intriguing! Thanks for the review!

YA Vampire Books said...

Wow, the synopsis is So.Good! Sounds like a really intense, powerful and emotional read!

Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

This one actually did make me cry, but then again, I am a big baby, lol.

Great review!

Mine will be posted next week @ Falling Off The Shelf.

Lia said...

I really enjoyed this book too. It was a very powerful book and the traslation into german was very good. :)