Hello my little nerdlings. Today I’m gonna two quickie reviews for books you should go out and read. Both got 5/5 stars from me.
Lost & Found by Katrina Leno
This the story of Frannie and Louis. Both are experiencing PTSD due to traumatic experiences in their lives. They met in an online support group and now send each other emails daily. They both have a tendency to lose things that actually disappear. During the story they both decide to make the trip to Austin, Texas (for separate purposes) and plan on meeting up in person for the first time.
This book was so cute. It has this You’ve Got Mail vibe going on. Frannie and Louis were very relatable and it was interesting to see how both of them dealt with trauma. Both Frannie and Louis had close familial relationships that were developed through out the novel. I just enjoyed the character development and seeing the world through Frannie and Louis’ eyes. There was a bit of magical realism but not enough to bother me. Overall this was a very cute contemporary that you should read.
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
This book tore my heart open and ripped it out. Its about Adam who is struggling with ADHD and Julian who used to be Adam’s foster brother and mentee. In the present Adam is sent to track Julian down for skipping his guidance appointments and their friendship soon rekindles only for Adam to realize that Julian is hiding a major secret. I loved how foster families were shown in a postive light. Adam and his mother actually cared about Julian even after his uncle took him away and isolated Julian. It broke my heart because this kind of stuff REALLY HAPPENS. I used to be close to quite a few foster families in GA and they had children of abuse come through their house many times. This story was just told so well and the characters were personable. You want to reach out and hug them. I loved that ADHD was represented so well. I highly recommend this novel!