Tess Whisle’s life was fairly unusual. Her parents, recently “born again”, are determined to keep Tess safe from the dangers of television, driving, and even beef. Her best friend is obsessed with creating a bomb and blowing up a poodle. You heard right. A poodle. The only thing that stays constant in Tess’s mind is the fact that she will not, will never, have sex until she is married (or at least engaged). That, and the fact that she’s absolutely terrified of all wild animals.
Then she meets Ben Easter, and her world is turned upside down. Her best friend actually goes through with her plan. Her parents leave her to go to a survival camp, and her grandmother becomes more of a parent to her than her parents ever really were. And she and Ben get closer… and before she knows it, she’s head over heels.
Kristen Tracy’s Lost It was a very cute story. It reminded me a lot of real teen life because even though all these weird things are going on, and her life is changing in so many ways, she still worries about these miniscule things. Readers who liked The Second Virginity of Suzy Green should definitely consider reading this book. Although they both initially deal with the same topic, the stories are vastly different and make you want to smile.