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By Brooke Davis
Publisher: Dutton Adul
Publication Date: 01/27/2015
My Rating: 3 Stars
A special thank you to Penguin First to Read for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
West Australian Brooke Davis’ Lost and Found is a quirky debut tragicomic novel, where young meets old for a hilarious, charming, and whimsical road trip adventure of life’s messiness, and lessons for hope and survival.
Ok, so you have three different funky characters, whose path intersects and set on a road trip to find Millie’s mother. Can you imagine the conversation and wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall? Well read on to find out their viewpoints of the world. They all have experienced loss, so there is only one way to go and that is up, since they are at the bottom.
Millie Bird, seven year old who sees life as pretty much lifeless and dead, when her father dies and later her mother abandons her at age three months in a department store.
Karl is an eight-seven year old, a touch typist and escapee from a nursing home, spending his days and nights thinking of his lost wife, craves adventure, and sex. He just wants to feel something – love!
Agatha, a not so happy cantankerous widow, locked away in her house for the last seven years with a rigid schedule and her only pastime is yelling and cursing the people who pass by her window.
Everyone wants to go back to the way it was before, or do they? We all will die someday, so no need to spend time wasting away thinking about it. Three lost souls and misfits have to face their past in order to have a future and find solace in one another along the way.
Millie is imaginative whereby Karl and Agatha are the eccentric grandparent types, willing to break the rules and have some fun, and break out of their comfort zone, while this unlikely group learns how to live again.
A quirky and witty adventure of loss, grief, tragedy, love, joy, friendship, caring and hope with endearing characters bringing tears of sympathy and happiness.