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Blurb (from Goodreads):
A charming and imaginative new novel about getting lost before you can be found.
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.
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.”
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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 after being internet friends for years. Both seemed to have a strange habit of losing things though, and as they began travelling towards each other, they each kept finding things that the other had lost – bit odd! It was nice that louis and Frannie had each other though, especially as they were each dealing with things – Frannie’s mother’s death, and Louis coming to terms with the accident that took his sister’s legs.
The ending to this was okay, although it wasn’t really a happily ever after. It was nice to think that Frannie and Louis might stay in contact though.
6 out of 10