Parents' Guide to

Lost It

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Comical coming-of-age with teen sex, MIA parents.

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+

Not for my kids

Contains explicit sex scene

This title has:

Too much sex
age 14+
It was a very acceptable book when I read it at age 14. It has just enough detail to keep you hooked but not enough to be offended. I suggest that you let girls read it because it is easier to learn things from books instead of having a conversation with your parents.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

LOST IT is a pretty darn funny coming-of-age book that takes us through a complicated time in quirky teen Tess Whistle's life. In a twist, while Tess is exploring more grown-up relationships and sex, parents in the book are off experiencing a second adolescence. No meddling parents are shocked with Tess' explorations, and it's her grandmother who gives her a book on sexuality. It takes a pretty dangerous situation to get parents to take notice again.

The book is clear on what happens to girls like Tess without parenting -- they become dependent on their boyfriends for support, often too dependent. Still Tess' mistakes and her ability to cope offer positive lessons for mature teen readers.

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