Dear Katrina Leno and The Lost & Found,
You have me at found families![quote cite=”Goodreads” url=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27213084-the-lost-found”]LOST:
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.
FOUND: 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).[/quote]
You have two characters—Frannie and Louis—who met online and maintained a good friendship with each other despite not ever meeting face-to-face. Now that is something that is so relatable, and I really love seeing it in books.
A road trip-of-sorts occur, and I’m already completely on board.
Apparently, it also has magical realism in it? YES. Maybe the whole disappearing thing comes into play here?
And then you throw in that last line with the family being “the kind you’re born with and the kind you make for yourself)”??? EXPLICIT INDICATOR OF FOUND FAMILIES IN THIS BOOK.
Just give me this book. The Lost & Found was written for me! ;)
Who else is excited about this book?