Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Lost and Found by Brooke Davis
When a book is referred to as whimsical and quirky, I am reminded of when teachers give out certificates at school in the lower grades to children who are “spontaneous” or “free-spirited”. I am never sure this is a good thing. Similarly with this read.
I found the story of Millie quite tragic. Therefore the humour, and childishness with which she observed the situation were disturbing. There were parts of the book that were unbelievable in the extreme, and just so strange, that it impacted on my ability to connect with the characters and the story. I think I got a little lost in the reading.
The book is certainly different, but for me, it came across as more weird than endearing, more creepy than warm-hearted.
2 out of 5 stars
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