Saturday, March 21, 2009

(27) Lost & Found by Carolyn Parkhurst

I got this book as a Valentine's Day gift from bookseller extraordinaire, Miss Jane. Miss Jane is the type of old school bookseller that you read about in books. She can sell any book to any customer, especially one she just loves. But, Miss Jane, will never see this post as she doesn't have a computer, let alone knows what a blog is.

So. Let's talk about Lost & Found. I was pleasantly surprised reading this book. It is well written and I was sucked in by the reality show adventure and the daytime soap opera drama.

The book starts with Cassie & Laura's story, but there really isn't a main character of this story. Cassie is the teen daughter & Laura is the mother. They have come through a pretty stressful & traumatic time in their lives and Laura thought it would be a good idea for them to go on a game show. A treasure hunt that sends them all over the world. Somewhat similar to The Amazing Race. Laura was sure that some mother/daughter bonding time would cure what ails them.

Joining them on the great treasure hunt is a hodge podge group of contestants. There are the former child stars, the brothers, the childhood sweethearts, the genius millionaires, and the husband/wife team that are "recovering" from being homosexual.

Following the teams all over the world, you see the stress of the game & their own demons start to get to all of them. Will they make it through the game with their integrity intact? Who will be victorious & who will be destroyed by the truths that are revealed?

Great book! Fans of reality shows, especially The Amazing Race, will love the, behind the scenes glimpse at what goes into making a reality show.

Thanks Miss Jane, you did not disappoint with your selection!


Lisa Mandina said...

Hmm, that sounds interesting since I do love the Amazing Race!

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