Letting Go of Lisa

Written by Lurlene McDaniel

Reviewed by Samantha B. (age 12)

Have you ever felt alone? Like nobody cares about you? Have you ever felt like theres one thing in your way, and you cant do anything about it?

After Lisa just packs up and leaves with her family because Lisa's really sick. Nathan tries everything to find out where she is and why she left without telling anyone. He goes to the levels to make sure he can see her one more time before she dies. Nathan was home schooled his whole life. For his Senior year he decided to go to a pubic school, Crestwater. He meets this girl named Lisa. He falls in love with her at first sight. Nathan knows she has a big secret, but she won't tell him what it is. He is determined to find her secret out! The main characters are Lisa and Nathan. Lisa is shy, she keeps to herself. Nathan is also in a band called "The Heart Breakers."

I liked the book because it's really fast pace. There's so many surprises you won't even see them coming. Lisa never dated anyone but she decided to go out with Nathan. I thought this book was kind of sad too. There's a lot of details that could make the characters real because the book tells the readers what their feelings are and what their thinking.

I'd recommend this book to 12 to 15 year olds. If I read this for an audience, I'd read this to seventh to eighth graders because people die in these books.

Samantha B. is a student in Mrs. Price's 6th Grade Class
2008-2009