A charming and imaginative new novel about getting lost before you can be found.LOST Frannie and Louis met in an online support group when they were both younger They have never met face to face They don t even know each other s real names All they know is that they both have a mysterious tendency to lose things Well, not lose them, exactly Things just seem to disappeA charming and imaginative new novel about getting lost before you can be found.LOST Frannie and Louis met in an online support group when they were both younger They have never met face to face They don t even know each other s real names All they know is that they both have a mysterious tendency to lose things Well, not lose them, exactly Things just seem to disappear FOUND They each receive news in the mail that sets them off on a road trip to Austin, Texas, looking for answers and each other Along the way, each one begins to find, as if by magic, important things the other has lost And by the time they finally meet in person, they realize that the things you lose might be things you weren t meant to have at all, and that you never know what you might find if you just take a chance.The Lost Found is a bighearted novel about connections missed and found , family the kind you re born with and the kind you make for yourself , and unexpected journeys on the road, and of the heart , from an author who Publishers Weekly called a fierce new presence.
The Lost Found A charming and imaginative new novel about getting lost before you can be found LOST Frannie and Louis met in an online support group when they were both younger They have never met face to face They
I wrote this book, sure, but then I went back in time and erased my memory so I could read it and review it with no bias I thought it was great
dnf 96%I literally do not give a fuck any I can t do this I don t even want to finish it, it s fucking horrible review to come.
This book is a precious little creature, built for anxious people with internet friendships AKA ME The author probably totally sat down and thought, Lemme write a book specifically for Cait BLESS HER 3 And loooook at me rating a contemporary book 5 stars when I am such a stingy star rater AND usually a fantasy person OH THE STARS HAVE ALIGNED IN GLORY TODAY.Well, it s mostly contemporary Be ye warned this is actually magical realism It s not going to punch you in the face But there are magical a [...]
Source I was able to view a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss This was a YA contemporary story about two teens who met over the internet.Louis and Frannie were okay characters, I felt quite sorry for Louis twin sister Willa though losing her legs the way she did couldn t have been easy for her, especially considering how young she was when it happened.The storyline in this was about Louis and Frannie finally being able to meet afte [...]
Close internet friendships, check Road trips, check Excellent representation of mental health, disability and racial diversity, check.Frannie and Louis have had tumultuous lives They met in an online support group and have been friends for years, but have never seen each other face to face Frannie lives with her grandparents, but her mother didn t move away like she thought, and her father stabbed her with a pen when she was little And Louis has been struggling with guilt ever since his twin sis [...]
I M FINE.
very cute book
This is an amazing story I laughed, I cried and read this book in two nights because I could not put it down.This is a story of two teens who meet online and build a friendship They have one thing in common and that is they lose everything they get Well it just disappears and they can t seem to find things Then one day they each receive mail that will send them on a road trip to Texas As they take off on this road trip each one finds things the other has lost When they finally meet they realize [...]
See of my reviews on The YA Kitteen Diversity 2 It s a Start Racial Ethnic 3 Frannie s cousin Arrow is Vietnamese Willa and Louis are Indian QUILTBAG 0 one gay character who is both a major part of the story and barely in it Disability 1 Willa lost her legs in a childhood accident Frannie s mom is problematic schizophrenic rep Intersectionality 2 all of the above it s kinda complicated in Willa s case I wasn t actually supposed to get a copy of The Lost Found It didn t interest me at all rather [...]
Things I liked the main characters the friendship between Frannie and Arrow yay for girls supporting each other the diversity rep bi racial hero sister of hero has a disability mental illness the road trip the writingThings I didn t the magical realism aspect though I gotta say that I m fairly sure that magical realism isn t my thing in general, so this is purely personal preference All in all a cute read that I would recommend.
Frannie and Louis met online, through the forum of a support group They ve been exchanging messages for years and they know everything there is to know about one another They talk easily and being under the cover of anonymity helps them to open up When they both have a reason to travel to Austin, Texas, they decide it s a great chance to see each other in the flesh for the first time They finally share their names and they exchange telephone numbers.Louis travels with his sister Willa and Franni [...]
Magical realism can be such a hit or miss for me, but it was so cleverly done in The Lost Found Told through alternating points of view, online friends, Frannie and Louis, share a similar problem Items around them literally disappear After the accident that caused Louis sister to lose her legs, and the incident that lands Frannie s father in jail, the two meet in an online support group for people who have experienced tragedy A coincidental connection to Austin, Texas sends each of them on a roa [...]
The Lost Found was actually this close to getting an Incredible rating And honestly, it would have if only the ending had satisfied me a bit It was unfortunately quite open and abrupt I really didn t like the last line, which just seemed quite jarring I don t usually mind open endings in contemporary novels, as that s what most YA contemporaries these days seem to have anyway, but I like to have a little bit closure than what The Lost Found gave me.Anyway, taking a step back from the ending, I [...]
2.5 Everyone rated this as a 4 or 5 star, so I m definitely over here chanting baa baa black sheep I m sure it s probably just a me thing, but I didn t particularly care for the characters and the one thing that really kept me reading ended up not even having a reason for it so now I m just kind of mad about even finishing it.
Actual rating 4.5 starsThis was so different from most of the other contemporary books I ve read It was sweet, innocent, incredibly funny, and had a somewhat magical twist that really set it apart All of the characters, even the secondary ones, were extremely well developed, which is something that s not always done well in shorter novels I m a bit sad that it wasn t longer, mainly because I would have liked to spend time with the characters However, I will say that the ending was the perfect b [...]
I quite liked this Fun characters, an internet friendship brought into real life, some interesting perspectives, solid secondary characters Willa in particular was definitely a favorite and some road tripping lots of things I like all in one book I personally was not a huge fan of the single speculative element that, while adding to the book, felt a little cheap to me showing the connection between two people via stuff that literally cannot have happened makes that connection feel less earned, t [...]
Absolutely amazing People are going to love these characters.
Closer to 4.5 stars SO GOOD
This was a really enjoyable novel Overall, the diversity was done quite well, and I loved the intersecting plotlines and the themes of healing and friendship A small list of all the diversity in this novel Willa and Louis are half Indian Willa is disabled she has two prosthetic legs Arrow is adopted from Vietnam Frances lives with her grandparents idk if this counts but that is a discussion for another time Frances is suffering from grief and maybe mild depression as a result of domestic upheava [...]
4.5 STARS.What a wonderful heartwarming story I loved the characters in this book and I loved the concept I wish there was a sequel to this I would love to know what the future holds for Louis and Frances.
Wow, that was insanely good I don t even know how to describe all the little things I loved about this book and its characters Literally magic Full thoughts I kind of just sat here and stared at my screen until I thought of words This book was really, truly fantastic If you like character driven novels with adorable side characters too, read it If you love road trip stories, read it If you re a fan of light magical realism, read it If you re a book blogger who can relate to internet friendships [...]
Frannie and Louis have known each other online for years, having messaged each other through an online support group for trauma survivors Both have a habit of losing stuff than that, both have noticed that things tend to disappear Now, they re eighteen and they each have a separate reason for taking a road trip to Austin, where they plan to hopefully find what they ve each been searching for and also meet each other in person for the first time And along the way, they begin to find things that [...]
Original review 125PagesThe Lost Found by Katrina Leno is a sweet story about how missing items and missing people can intertwine Frannie and Louis meet through an online grief support group Living on opposite sides of the county they figure they will never meet or even know the other s real name Other than grief, they have one other thing in common things keep disappearing around them Like there one second, gone the next When they each get a chance to travel to Austin, an epic road trip is plan [...]
I am obsessed with this masterly woven sopho effort from The Half Life of Molly Pierce author Katrina Leno Hard to define but my best summary is a road trip disguised as a romantic comedy, wrapped in a love story, and shrouded in mystery The lead characters read like the beginning of a joke a grieving girl, her adopted Vietnamese cousin, a depressive boy, and his double amputee sister all walk into a diner But Leno fleshes each of them out so deftly in dual POV, alternating chapter fashion, that [...]
Goodness, where do I begin With her succinct writing style, Katrina Leno created a wonderful book with great characters and a plot that kept me hooked It s a Young Adult drama right up there with John Green s work and deserves praise and recognition.If you, like me, had read Leno s previous book, The Half Life of Molly Pierce , and felt that it was really good except for the predictability, give this one a shot You won t regret it.
4.5 STARS This was SO good, in my opinion Loved it Ugh heart 3
WATCH ME GIVE 5 STARS TO A CONTEMPORARY NOVEL To a YA Contemporary novel Well, it s mostly contemporary but this is actually a magical realism But it still COUNTS Because I thought this day would never come Because I m not a contemporary person YA contemporary novels are usually just too cute, and cheesy, and make me want to puke and make my eyes bleed because they re just too cute, and cheesy, and feel so ridiculously happy And I hate that But this book is different It s perfectly measured It w [...]
The Lost and Found was quite an enjoyable, character driven read although I disliked the magical realism element throughout it The pace was a bit slow and I m not a huge fan of road trips.Frannie and Louis were relatable protagonists who met in an online therapy support group I liked their online relationship than the one they had when they actually me, but I thought they sounded younger than eighteen However, my favourite characters, by far, were Arrow, Fannie adopted, Vietnamese cousin, and L [...]
2.5 stars or even closer to 3 is probably fair I didn t love this book anywhere near as much as Leno s other Everything All At Once and couldn t find myself drawn in to their stories I knew to expect some kind of magical mystical twist to the story, so that didn t come as a surprise But whereas I felt like Leno s other book drew me into a wonderful, unique experience, I didn t mind being finished with this one.
It s going to take me a while to write post a review for this But I can say that I really liked this book a lot, a had a few issues with it and that s why I didn t give this 5 stars Stil a very good 4 5, even 4,5 5igger warnings suicide, self harm only talked about, nothing graphic