The Lost and the Found

The Lost and the Found

eBook - 2016
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Fans of Lucy Christopher's Stolen, Caroline B. Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton, and Natasha Preston's The Cellar will be captivated by this twisty psychological thriller about an abducted girl who finally returns home to her family--but is she really who she claims to be?

When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister, Faith. Since then, Faith's childhood has revolved around her sister's disappearance--from her parents' broken marriage and the constant media attention to dealing with so-called friends who only ever want to talk about her missing sister.

Now, thirteen years later, a young woman is found in the front yard of the Logans' old house, disoriented and clutching the teddy bear Laurel was last seen with. Can her sister finally be back? Faith always dreamed of her sister coming home; she just never believed it would happen. But soon a disturbing series of events leaves Faith increasingly isolated from her family and paranoid about her sister's motives. Before long, Faith begins to wonder if it's the abduction that's changed her sister, or if it's something else. . . .

"An intriguing story from start to finish." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Clarke's true success lies in crafting a realistic and haunting story of two young women who redefine what it means to be sisters." -- PW

"This mystery will have wide appeal and keep teens riveted." -- SLJ

"A compelling story with sympathetic and credible characters." -- The Bulletin
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101932063
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (355 pages)


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Aug 26, 2017

This was a good read but with a messed up ending. I don't know if I could live with that type of secret nor was it her right to keep it.

May 03, 2017

The Lost and the Found is a suspenseful and emotional novel about two sisters who re-unite after 13 years. When Faith Logan was four years old, her older sister, Laurel was abducted. Her parents had started search parties, they were frequently seen on television, and Laurel’s story had not died down, despite her being gone for over 13 years. Finally, many years later, a woman is found in a garden holding on to Laurel’s prized possession as a child, Barnaby the bear. Laurel is finally back home to her beloved family. At first, Faith is not very comfortable with a new member in her family, but she learns to love her older sister. But when Laurel is home, a series of disturbing events are happening that confuse Faith and make her believe that everything is wrong, and maybe whatever was lost…has not been found yet. Personally, this novel grabbed my attention at the start. Laurel was assaulted in the novel but it was not uncomfortable because thankfully, the author does not go into detail about that. However, there is a lot of detail about the characters and situation. Some surprises have also been incorporated into the book which make the read a lot better.
- @CaptainBook of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

I think that The Lost and the Found is a good book. I didn't like some parts in it, but there were some parts that I totally enjoyed. I hated Faith's confusion about her feelings for Thomas. She couldn't tell the readers (us) what she exactly feels, sometimes she says she really loves him and other times she says she doesn't miss him, which made me confused. I think that what makes "The Lost and the Found" special is its unique idea, and its interesting characters. I just wish that Cat Clarke added more suspense to the book and made the ending unpredictable, because I guessed the ending before I started reading the book. I give the book 6/10.
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library


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