Sunday, October 29, 2017
ARC Review: The Beautiful Lost
Short Summary: The Beautiful Lost is about two teenagers, Maia a girl who’s gone through depression and almost committed suicide, and Billy, a boy who’s had a hard time going through foster care. Maia sets off to visit her mother in Canada. At the last minute Billy, her crush, goes with her. The two go on a road trip and both learn secrets about each other they never thought they would tell. Over time, the two realize that they might be more than friends.
Additional Information: I have a favorite character, and I really like this one! She has problems just like rest of us, and she’s human. The author didn’t make someone who has everything going her way. My favorite character’s name is Maia. She’s not perfect, which is what makes her relatable. She’s gone through a lot: her mom left, she attempted suicide, and is coping with depression. I know others who read this book will be able say that’s how they felt if they can connect with any characters. Maia wants to see her mom again, and she doesn’t like her stepmother. Maia’s struggles with life and is by far my favorite character and helped me enjoy the book even more.
Author’s Website: http://www.luannerice.net
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to seventh grade and up. I really enjoyed the book because I enjoy seeing the two people become more than friends throughout time. I also like that Luanne Rice created two flawed main characters. Both of them, not just one. She also made them go through real life experiences, such as foster care, divorce, a parent leaving and not communicating a lot, and depression. I give the book 5/5 stars because it is such an amazing book for all these reasons. You’ll want to keep reading and reading, and will be sad when it’s over.
Disclaimer: *Our class received an ARC of this book to read and review from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review.
Title: The Beautiful Lost
Author: Luanne Rice
Published By: Scholastic
Released On: June 27, 2017Review by Mariela C.