Friday, April 29, 2011

Book #25 - How to Be Lost

How to Be Lost
Amanda Eyre Ward

Blurb:Joseph and Isabelle Winters seem to have it all: a grand home in Holt, New York, a trio of radiant daughters, and a sense that they are safe in their affluent corner of America. But when five-year-old Ellie disappears, the fault lines within the family are exposed: Joseph, once a successful businessman, succumbs to his demons; Isabelle retreats into memories of her debutante days in Savannah; and Ellie s bereft sisters grow apart Madeline reluctantly stays home, while Caroline runs away.

Fifteen years later, Caroline, now a New Orleans cocktail waitress, sees a photograph of a woman in a magazine. Convinced that it is Ellie all grown up, Caroline embarks on a search for her missing sister. Armed with copies of the photo, an amateur detective guide, and a cooler of Dixie beer, Caroline travels through the New Mexico desert, the mountains of Colorado, and the smoky underworld of Montana, determined to salvage her broken family.(From Goodreads)

Opening Sentence: "The afternoon before, I planned how I would tell her."

Length: Medium - 290 pages

Notes: I almost stopped reading this book at the beginning. I have to warn first off that there is some bad language in this book. Which is almost why I stopped reading it. In the end, I'm glad I kept reading it, although I can't say that I totally loved the book. I loved the concept. And I love the message you get out of it at the end. But I wasn't totally drawn in by the writing, and some of the time I felt like I was just reading to get through it. This one was a middle of the road book for me.

Random quote: "When you are small, if you reach out, and nobody takes your hand, you stop reaching out, and reach inside, instead."

Recommend: maybe

Have you read this book? Share your feelings!

1 comment:

webetrollin said...

I just finished this book last night. I have to say I was completely annoyed with the ended. I don't completely understand what happend.. who was the lady that walked in the door ? .. and was Ellie killed ? ha, I felt the book was a waste of my time.. although it only took me one day to read it, it still wasted that much of my time!! ha