Title: Let’s Get Lost
Author: Sarah Manning
I got this book out of my local library about a month ago, (it has yet to be returned, expecting an angry letter in the post any day now demanding it’s immediate return!) and ended up really liking it much to my surprise. You see, I started reading it about two weeks ago and after I read the first chapter I threw it down and forgot all about it. You know sometimes you’re not in the mood for a certain kind of book and feel you have to switch to another one? Well, I moved onto Dan Brown’s Digital Fortress… but that’s going to be a whole other review. Yesterday I picked Let’s Get Lost up again and started reading it and this time I was hooked.
The narrator of this novel is Isabel, an English teenager who has recently lost her mother due to reasons unknown to the reader, well unknown at the start anyway. But don’t go feeling sorry for Isabel she knows how to take care of herself, she’s the most popular/evil girl in the school and she isn’t afraid to stomp on anyone to show them whose boss. Then she meets Smith, a guy three years older than her and drop dead gorgeous. Unfortunately he doesn’t know that she’s a sixteen year old school girl and would never even think about giving her the time of day if he did. On the outside Isabel seems fine but on the inside she’s seriously messed up, her Dad blames her for her mother’s death and she does too. All of Isabel’s lies soon begin to catch up with her and she has to suffer the consequences as her world caves in.
Thoroughly enjoyed it and I even cried towards the end.