Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lets Get Lost by Sarra Manning

I've already read one of Sarra Manning's books, and it was really good. So when I saw Lets Get Lost at the bookstore I immediately bought it. Before I rant on and on about what I thought, her is the summary (taken from the back of the book):

Isabel is the girl who rules the school with an iron fist and a gang of minions doing 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 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 say this about a lot of books, but, this book was awesome. Sarra Manning's books just keep getting better and better. After I finished reading it, I was looking through the back of the books and I found the note from the author. And I think reading that made me like the book even more! She said "I started writing Lets Get Lost about three months after my mum died. I never got a chance to say goodbye to her, so I wrote this instead." All writers need a reason for writing their book(s), but hers sticks out to me, because she wrote it for her mother. It was really interesting reading about how Smith, helped Isabel break out of her protective shell. Some of the characters in Lets Get Lost are intertwined with some of the characters in one of Sarra's other books called Guitar Girl. Both Lets Get Lost and Guitar Girl are really good books, and if you haven't, I encourage you to read them!

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