The lost and the found book
The Lost and the Found
Obviously when you dive into a book whose author has written amazing books before, you have high expectations. She somehow manages perfectly to capture the thoughts and feelings of a teenager, without actually being a teenager herself. She writes so well that if the protagonist hates a character, you start to hate a character. The characters were the main focus of the entire book. The main character, Faith, is brilliant. My personal favourite character was Michel. At the beginning of the book, I was convinced he was her brother, only to be told otherwise later on.
Can her sister finally be back? Faith always dreamed of her sister coming home; she just never believed it would happen. It took me a couple of chapters to really decide I liked Faith. Which in and of itself was an interesting paradox, right? I loved her relationship with her almost-step-dad Michel.
Sign up for our newsletters! By expertly weaving the plot, Clarke keeps the reader guessing until the ultimate reveal. Through an unsettling tone and small clues strewn throughout, Clarke ultimately leads the reader to an impossible conclusion. Shocked to their core, and hopes dashed once again, they wallow in despair until an unexpected call from the police sends their hope soaring once again a year-old woman has shown up claiming to be Laurel! The plot was well paced, and Laurel in particular felt like she could be a real person with real emotions.