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by Christopher Pike

A teenager wakes up in the woods, horrified to discover a bloody knife in her hand and a dead body at her side and, lacking all memory of who she is, begins to suspect that someone has stolen her mind.
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ISBN: 0671872613
ISBN13: 978-0671872618
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Christopher Pike
Language: English
Publisher: Pocket Books (August 1, 1995)
Pages: 213 pages
ePUB size: 1465 kb
FB2 size: 1518 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 857
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It was a good book the reason I'm giving it a 2 is because it smelled like old lady perfume. Got headaches from the smell it was horrible.
Christopher Pike is renowned for writing YA Fiction that usually has a slightly creepy or supernatural twist to it. This book is no different, and like many of his books, the plot starts out extremely well. Unfortunately, by then end of the book, the reader is left with some pretty crazy stuff that doesn't make much sense.

Story/Plot - The book starts out with a girl waking up in the woods, covered in blood, next to a dead body. A knife lies just inches away, and there is nobody else around. In addition to all of this, the girl has no idea who she is and can't remember anything from her past. As she exits the woods and goes back into her life that she has no recollection of, she is accused of the murder of the girl found in the woods. Will she be able to clear her name? Or did she actually commit the murder for some reason that she cannot remember?

Writing Style - The way Christopher Pikes writes is fascinating. It keeps the reader on the edge of his seat the entire time, and it never allows for boredom. The dialogues and descriptions are excellent as is the way the story is presented. Unfortunately, about halfway through the book everything takes a slightly crazy twist. Buddhism is brought into the story and confuses a lot of the things going on; it just downright distorts the main story and takes away from the plot. If you're willing to sift through the story and persevere through the confusion, you will be "rewarded" with more craziness at the ending. Although I won't go into detail in this review because of possible spoilers, let me just say that the ending is disappointing.

Warnings - Language, Sexual Situations, Mild Violence, Drug Use

Overall, I felt that this story could have been much better had Christopher Pike stayed away from the Buddhism confusion, but it was still interesting to read at the least. The story is very suspenseful and well done, and for the most part the writing style is pretty good. There is some questionable content since it's a teen book, but really, it's an intriguing book to pick up if you need something different to read.
Imagine, for a moment, that you wake up and you have no idea who you are, or where you are. You wake up in the middle of a forest, soaked in blood and in your cold hand, you clutch a knife coverd in the same blood. You have no idea who you've killed or why your in the forest. You slowly learn about yourself and you now realize, your being charged with a murder that you know you did't commit. This is what got me interested in the book in the first place. The book is really interesting as to how they make everyone seem as a suspect and how they slowy develop our main character at a nice pace. But even more interesting, is the increadably odd plot. I'm not going to tell you what it is, since it will spoil the book, but it is something you will most definatly not expect. The characters are very neatly developed and the situations Pike puts you in are intense, you feel as if you were there. The downside to this otherwise, flawless book, is the sometimes confusing situations. Some situations in the book are about a dream these two people keep having, and when they keep bringing it up, I've always had to read it about 2 or 3 times before I got it. However, once you get it the first time, it should get easier when you read about the second dream sequence. The book is for anyone who loves a good thrill, a good plot, or a good sci-fi book. This deals with topics of the black arts (I think) and with many little other things that you'll have to read to find out. Definatly recommended for any teenager out there too, this one will keep you reading, I can almost garuntee that. But it today.
Christopher Pike is a very good writer of teen Horror/Thriller/Mystery/Fantasy. Lost Mind stands out as a book that also tackles metaphysical questions. In an very original novel, Pike deeply explores the mysticism of the soul.

The story is about a teen girl named Jen. She wakes up in the woods next to the dead body of a girl who has been stabbed to death. Fearing she could be the killer's next target, Jen flees - but instead of finding answers, she is confronted with question after question about herself and her life. You see, Jen has amnesia - her only immediate clue her driver's license. When she discovers that the murdered girl was actually her best friend Crystal, and that she is now a prime suspect, she is in a race against time to find the real killer.

Could it be her boorish football jock boyfriend Mitch who has gambling debts? Or does the mysterious Egyptian Amir, who had been seeing Crystal, have something to do with the situation? Jen has no allies except her little brother, who knows something is going on with his beloved big sister. The more Jen finds out, the less she likes the shallow person that she seemed to be. Could she really have killed her best friend?

This is a must-read for Pike fans.
Jennifer woke up not remembering who she was, why she was where she was and... who the dead girl was lying so near her. The girl was stabbed brutally to death. Somehow, she found her way home but things didn't getter better nor did she regained her memory. When morning came, she discovered that the dead girl was exactually her best friend, Crystal, but she still could not remember her. Although Jennifer had lost her memory, she firmly believed that she was no murderer, expecially one who could kill her best friend. But time was running out and the police were beginning to suspect that she was the murderer while the real murderer was on the lose. She had to find him/her fast or else...
This is a real page-turner that can keep you glued to your seat, or your bed if you read in bed!