February 3, 2015

Lost & Found by Brooke Davis - A Review in Gifs



Lost & Found by Brooke Davis
Publisher: Hachette
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Source: Hachette

Publisher's Description:

Millie Bird is a seven-year-old girl who always wears red wellington boots to match her red, curly hair. But one day, Millie’s mum leaves her alone beneath the Ginormous Women’s underwear rack in a department store, and doesn’t come back.

Agatha Pantha is an eighty-two-year-old woman who hasn’t left her home since her husband died. Instead, she fills the silence by yelling at passers-by, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Until the day Agatha spies a little girl across the street.

Karl the Touch Typist is eighty-seven years old and once typed love letters with his fingers on to his wife’s skin. He sits in a nursing home, knowing that somehow he must find a way for life to begin again. In a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes.

Together, Millie, Agatha and Karl set out to find Millie’s mum. Along the way, they will discover that the young can be wise, that old age is not the same as death, and that breaking the rules once in a while might just be the key to a happy life.



This book will make you laugh out loud.


It will also make you weep.


Lost & Found will warm your heart.


It might even restore your faith in humanity. 

Does that all sound like a very tall order for a book? Perhaps you think I'm exaggerating the adorable delight that is Lost & Found? I'm not. Go read it and see for yourself. 

The trailer captures the flavor of the book very well: 



My friend Monika, at A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall, published a wonderful review about Lost & Found here. Check it out!

22 comments:

  1. Awwww! I love that you loved this one. And now I want to love it, too.

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    1. It gives me warm fuzzies just to think about :D

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  2. Nope. No exaggeration. Just a fantastic book!

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  3. I'm glad you liked this one. I had the worst trouble getting into it and ended up with a big DNF, but it sounded so quirky and delightful that I was sure I was gonna love it.

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    1. You aren't the only one to say this. I wonder if this is going to be one of those love it or hate it books? ;) I'm sorry you didn't like it!

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  4. I love the gifs, Jennifer! This novel is on my to-read list.

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    1. Thanks :D These little posts are always fun to put together. I hope you love this book, it was great!

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  5. This looks like such a great book!! Need to add to my TBR!

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    1. Yes, you really do ;) I'm a total book pusher, lol.

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  6. Such a great idea! I love GIFs :) And this books sounds really cute - I've been seeing it around a lot lately.

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    1. I used to do these fairly often and I'm going to start again :D Regular reviews aren't really working for me anymore. It's a really cute book. Quirky and adorable!

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  7. How have I not heard about this one yet?!

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    1. It's been a little quieter than I expected. I hope it finds its way into your hands, Lisa!

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  8. I've seen one other review of this one, and your reaction and her reaction could not be any different. I was going to dismiss this one as cute but ultimately disappointing (the other opinion), but now you have me thinking this is something I need to read. Like I need any more of those....

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    1. I've seen a number of mixed reviews which is surprising/interesting to me. I found it great :D

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  9. i was sitting on the fence about this one. No longer. Great review - you've convinced me.

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    1. Good to hear! I hope you get your hands on it and I hope you adore it :D

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    1. Thank YOU for making me pick this one up. I almost totally skipped it. Ack!

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  11. That cover! I'd read it for the cover alone, it's that stinkin' cute.

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    1. Isn't it?? I thought it was just a complete delight. Loved it :D

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