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Bite: Let's Get Lost [Paperback]

Sarra Manning
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2 Feb 2006 Bite (Book 30)

Some girls are born to be bad...Isabel is one of them. Her friends are terrified of her, her teachers can't get through to her...her family doesn't understand her. And that's just the way she likes it. See, when no one can get near you, no one will know what keeps you awake at night, what you're afraid of, what has broken your heart...But then Isabel meets the enigmatic Smith, who can see right through her act. Bit by bit he chips away at her armour, and though she fights hard to keep hold of her cool, and her secrets, Isabel's falling for him, and coming apart at the seams when she does...A poignant, sometimes dark, and utterly heart-breaking novel, told with all the author's trademark wit and sharp observation...

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (2 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340877014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340877012
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 12.6 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 340,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sarra Manning is an author and journalist. She started her writing career on Melody Maker, than spent five years on legendary UK teen mag, J17, first as a writer, then as Entertainment Editor. Subsequently she edited teen fashion bible Ellegirl UK and the BBC's What To Wear magazine.

Sarra has written for ELLE, Grazia, Red, InStyle, The Guardian, Sunday Times Style, The Mail On Sunday's You, Harper's Bazaar, Stylisr, Time Out and The Sunday Telegraph's Stella. Her best-selling YA novels, which include Guitar Girl, Let's Get Lost, Pretty Things, The Diary Of A Crush trilogy and Nobody's Girl have been translated into numerous languages. Her latest YA novel, Adorkable, was published by Atom.

She has also written three grown-up novels; Unsticky, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me and Nine Uses For An Ex-Boyfriend. Her next book, It Felt Like A Kiss, will be out in May 2013.

Sarra lives in North London with her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Miss Betsy, and prides herself on her unique ability to accessorise.

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Of Let's get Lost: 'A teen book that is honest and gritty. Sarra Manning voices what other people feel.' (Lesley at Betty Bookmark)

Of Guitar Girl: ..I have two favourite books of all time. My first one is Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning. I love it - it's so inspirational to anyone whos interested in music specially rock, punk or indie sounds...I thought it was amazing.' ('Donaholic' writing for Red House Online Message Board)

'Sarra Manning has crafted that rare thing, a novel that is insightful and observant whilst remaining a truly compelling read.' (Achuka Reviews)

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Some girls are just born to be bad...

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Book in the World. Literally. 26 Oct 2006
Oh. My. God. When I picked up this book, I have to admit that I was in a rush to find something to read on the plane, and I thought the cover looked really pretty (I know I sound really lame!) However, this book touched me like no other book has before. I can truthfully say it is the best book I have ever read. I can totally relate to Isabel's character; she is so much more deep and mysterious than most teen girls in most teen girl's books. She has a real dark side to her, and the way Sara Manning describes her feelings amazes me - throuhgout the book I felt like I really WAS Isabel herself! I am a HUGE fan of teenage romances, and I have never come across such brilliant writing about young love as in this book. It intimately depicts Isabel's relationship with Smith, and every moment and every feeling they share. When I finished the book, I found myself in tears, partly because it had touched me so much, but partly because the book had come to an end! Ever since reading it I have searched for something similar, but NOTHING compares itself to this book. I am still desperately hoping Sara Manning will write a sequel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edgy and great 10 Jun 2011
16 year old Isabel is the most feared girl at her school, she's mean and others know that it's better to stay out of her way. She learned the hard way that being weak is punished at school, so she decided that being a bully is safer. Even her mother's recent death doesn't seem to touch her, at least not on the surface. But inside Isabel is broken since the day her mother died and she doesn't know how to go on with living. At home her father and she fight daily, they just can't deal with what happened.
When she meets Smith, she tries to use him to forget her pain. But Smith is not like the other guys she knows, he can see through her defence mechanism and soon she realizes that with him she can be herself again.
But their relationship is based on lies and when they are exposed, Isabel is even more broken than before. Will she be able to find a way to deal with her new life and will she be able to be happy again?

And yet another review for a book written by Sarra Manning. I just love the way she writes and creates her characters. She makes them full of flaws and still so likable. If you are looking for perfect characters who never do stupid things, then this book is not for you. But if you are looking for real and raw characters, then you might love this book just as much as I did.

I never thought that I would come to like a heroine who's a bully so much, but I was fascinated (in a positive way) with Isabel right from the start on. I felt with her and her pain was so palpable that at times I hurt when she hurt. I could even understand why she acted in such a mean way even though I couldn't approve of it. I liked that Isabel was sarcastic, snarky and acted as a bully even before she lost her mom. I don't thinks it's realistic when one event changes a person completly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing 15 Aug 2007
one word for this book; amazing

i hardly read but i was in a need of a book when going on holiday and rushed to whsmith and this book stood out to me, maybe because of the pretty cover.

i got really into this book, i could never put down, fell in love with smith and loved the ending. pefect book, buy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book 5 May 2007
I got this book for my teenage daughter but I started reading it one night, I loved it, it is a great read,I laughed and I also cried reading this book and I am now looking for more Sarra Manning books
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lets get lost 14 Feb 2006
By A Customer
This book was amazing! The best yet written by Sarra Manning. She's so easy to relate to and writes exactly what teens want to read! It's full of fun and very well written!
Thanks for such an excellent book Sarra! Loved every minute of it and apprecicate why you wrote it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A moving tale... 8 April 2006
By Natasha
As you read the book you get flashbacks mainly through Isabel's dreams about her mother's death and as you get further into it you start to realise that the death of her mother has changed a lot of things for her. You get a kind of sense that she's scared to let anyone in, holding her guard up and using people to get what she needs. Then she meets Smith, and he turns her life inside out...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 21 Aug 2013
Let's get lost was a terrific read that I've read numerous times and never grow bored of it.

Isabel is the school's feared bully which makes you automatically hate her if you weren't shown her vulnerable side.
She was bullied in her past and learnt to survive is to be one herself. She's just lost her mother and has to deal with it in on her own- her father seems to hate her and her friends aren't really her friends. She has no-one.

Then she meets Smith. Smith is a college boy and Isabel lies to him that she's a college girl too when really she's still in school.

Isabel can be cruel to Smith but he reacts as in "why don't you get lost if you're going to be like that?" which actually changes how Isabel treats him. Their relationship was always on edge and it wasn't a lovely dovey thing which I loved.

I loved reading about Isabel's home life and her relationship with Smith.

It's a raw and real novel. All the characters have their issues and flaws which I loved reading about. A must read novel.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars great book :)
bought as a birthday present, appreciated and loved by the receiver of the gift. recommend for people who like romance and young adult books with real life plots.
Published 18 months ago by rosellegreywood
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
I found this on a related products page and as it wasn't too pricey i thought i'd give it a go as i was eager for a new read.
And i'm really glad i gave it a chance. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Vicky H
4.0 out of 5 stars You might get lost with Isabel!
I think this book might be difficult for some people to relate to because the main character, Isabel, is so unpredictable after the death of her mother. Read more
Published on 7 Nov 2011 by SarahBatha
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
Loved to hate Isabel even as I got to know her, and I cried at the end even though I have a heart of stone. A bit too cutesy in some places though.
Published on 4 Sep 2011 by Cuckoo
4.0 out of 5 stars A character you'll love, even though you can't stand her!
Well, what a complete cow Isabel is!! There isn't anyone in either her school or her home life that she doesn't bully. Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2011 by BookBliss
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
I first read this book when it came out in 2006, and I'd say I've reread it more than ten times since. It's one of those books that I will never, ever tire of reading. Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2011 by Nichola Thorpe
4.0 out of 5 stars A great teen-fiction read
While not the most compelling of teen novels, based on subject matter, this is a brilliant book for teenagers. Read more
Published on 13 May 2010 by E. Elizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Tennge Girls Will Love This!
I really enjoyed this book. Only took me a few days to read as it was easy and addictive. Will be a real eye-opener for some people who read this as they will be able to see some... Read more
Published on 29 April 2010 by Sophie
2.0 out of 5 stars Never judge a book by its cover.
I bought this book merely because I liked the pretty cover, and I regret it.

I had never read a Sarra Manning book before and I don't think that I will again, especially... Read more
Published on 5 Mar 2010 by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Very poignant!
I don't really know where to start with this book, or what to think about it, even though I know I really liked it. It's a really sad and heartbreaking story. Why? Read more
Published on 4 Mar 2010 by Jo
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