The Lost Girl

The Lost Girl

When you?re an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else. For Iris, that means her story starts with Lark. Iris has always been the grounded, capable, and rational one; Lark has been inventive, dreamy, and brilliant?and from their first moments in the world together, they?ve never left each other?s side. Everyone around them realized early on what the two When you?re an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else. For Iris, that means her story starts...

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Title:The Lost Girl
Author:Anne Ursu
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0062275097
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Lost Girl Reviews

  • Jen
    Sep 20, 2018
    I received an ARC of this book. I read it in one day. And now I want to give this book to every girl child and every woman I know. I want you to read it. It's magical, but not *just* magical. ...
  • Jessica
    Apr 07, 2019
    Powerful story about sisterhood, twinhood, girlhood. I highly recommend this to all readers, regardless of age or gender, because of what it has to say about growing up, finding yourself, and being independent vs. knowing when you need help. ...
  • Lorie Barber
    Feb 18, 2019
    I write this fully realizing that book perfection is in the eye of the reader. So what. Don?t at me. This book is perfection. It is honorable. It is spectacular in its prose, its characters, its story, and ITS MESSAGES. THE LOST GIRL has found me. It has helped make me whole again....
  • Melissa
    Feb 03, 2019
    Smash the patriarchy indeed. ...
  • Joy
    May 17, 2019
    Way too much exposition in this book. I kept waiting for something?anything to happen. The message about girls was admittedly over the top but I still liked that aspect. That pushes this to a 3. ...
  • vanessa
    Mar 18, 2019
    Things I liked about this book: The sisters. The idea that identical twins might be too codependent, which the twins don't agree with - overall it leads to an interesting storyline. The relationships and interactions the sisters had with their parents and with peers/teachers at school ...
  • Tasha
    Feb 25, 2019
    The author of The Real Boy and Breadcrumbs returns with a new marvelous read for middle graders. Lark and Iris are twins. It?s the thing that everyone notices about them. They are very different underneath their physical similarities. Iris is rational, protective and always willing t...
  • DaNae
    Apr 10, 2019
    I was so bored throughout more than three-quarters of this book. I'm a fan of character based world building. If the author gives me someone to care about, I'm all there. Iris and Lark however, just seemed to wallow in the enjoyment of their own perceived victim-hood. I had no patience...
  • TheBookSmugglers
    Feb 15, 2019
    This was WONDERFUL. Beautifully written and emotional and I could relate with Iris so MUCH for taking care and worrying about her sister to the point of forgetting about her own health <3 and then there are the groups that surround the girls - and Camp Awesome is SO AWESOME ...
  • Katie
    May 12, 2019
    So a lot of this book was five stars all the way, but the ending didn't quite work for me! (I knew this book included magic, but I think I needed more magic along the way. It just felt like a LOT all at once. Also I sort of expected something to be up more specifically with Lark, with ...
  • Katie Fitzgerald
    Feb 05, 2019
    I requested an ARC of this book based on how much I enjoyed the author's previous novel, Breadcrumbs. Unfortunately, after reading the author's note about the patriarchy and "subversive female friendships" and then seeing reviews here on Goodreads associating the book with #MeToo and t...
  • LauraW
    Mar 12, 2019
    This really wasn't my thing. I know it was supposed to be touching and affirming, but I couldn't get into all of the strangeness. First of all, I had a hard time keeping the two twins separate in my mind. The twin that was supposed to have one characteristic kept showing the other char...
  • Melinda
    Feb 26, 2019
    Sisterhood and magic in Minneapolis. How have I never read anything by Anne Ursu before now? ...
  • Brandy Painter
    Mar 11, 2019
    Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile. I knew The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu was going to hold a special place in my heart just a couple chapters in. About half way through I had a feeling it would be the book of 2019 that I would try to shove into the hands of any a...
  • Jordan Henrichs
    Mar 18, 2019
    Ursu's books have always been inspired by fairy tales. The Lost Girl's inspiration isn't quite as direct as Breadcrumbs ("The Snow Queen") or The Real Boy ("Pinocchio") but there are pieces of "Hansel and Gretel," "The Glass Coffin," "The Seven Ravens," and "Jorinde and Joringel" here....
  • Cheryl
    May 18, 2019
    Of course you know already that I love Ursu's stories. So well-crafted that even when the first 2/3 or so is more about the beautiful writing and the interesting world-building than it is about the characters or themes, I know to push on... and then I say Oh! Oh! the hidden truths, oh!...
  • Colby Sharp
    Nov 20, 2018
    Amazing. Captivating. Distinguished. ...
  • Benjamin Kissell
    Sep 06, 2018
    While an arc isn't always the same as the final-product (the lack of interior art, for ex), nothing could change how simply perfect The Lost Girl was from page one forward. Few authors have ever truly mastered the lyrical voice of the narrator the way Anne Ursu has; at once the clas...
  • Tj Shay
    Sep 03, 2018
    In every Anne Ursu book there is a paragraph, sometimes many, that you have to stop and reread because you have to experience the way words are used perfectly to encapsulate the world of emotion. The Lost Girl has several. The story of twins who are identical but not the same, struggli...
  • Aeicha
    Feb 04, 2019
    Iris and Lark may be identical twins but that doesn?t make them exactly the same. Lark?s dreamy, creativity perfectly balances the rational, grounded nature of Iris. The two just work better together, which is why they feel like their world is ending when their principal and parent...
  • Melanie
    Sep 07, 2018
    I was fortunate to receive an ARC of Anne Ursu's upcoming novel, THE LOST GIRL, the story of two sisters trying to survive growing up in a world that is far too quick to judge and underestimate them. Lark and Iris are unlike any characters I've read before. The twin girls leap to life ...
  • Tirzah
    Mar 07, 2019
    2.5 stars Anne Ursu writes well and her stories are imaginative; however, after reading The Lost Girl, I learned that we may have different views on certain topics and that difference hindered me from enjoying the book as much as I would have liked. Otherwise, I will say that this w...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Mar 17, 2019
    3 stars Picked this book up because the premise sounded interesting. I liked the depiction of what it was like to be a twin and I think many twin children and adults will identify with these characters. I also liked the artwork. There was just too much exposition for me and not en...
  • Greg Andree
    Sep 03, 2018
    Review by 11yo Novalee : ) Did you know that a character in The Lost Girl is named after me? She only shows up for a chapter, but she is kick-butt! (I refuse to swear here). Novalee, a member of the Camp Awesome, that Iris?s mom makes Iris join. And with me in it, Camp Awesome is ...
  • Sam (she_who_reads_)
    Mar 04, 2019
    What a beautiful, powerful book this is!! The writing is so magical and lyrical, while still being completely accessible to young readers- I was hooked from page one! I adored the messages woven into this story, and the depiction of love between sisters, family, and friends was wonderf...
  • Heidi Heilig
    May 07, 2018
    MY NEED. IT IS MIGHTY. ...
  • Kidlitter
    Jan 07, 2019
    A DRC was provided by Edelweiss for a fair and honest review. Lark and Iris, how I wanted to like you more! Despite this reader being wary of books about twins, your author is a good writer with the best of intentions for you. She wants to write a book about girls being diminished b...
  • Jessica Lawson
    Aug 20, 2018
    Oh, Anne Ursu, you've done it again. On an emotional level, The Lost Girl expertly captures the pain of separation and the fear/joy/bravery/hope involved in forging new bonds. Making friends, facing bullies, feeling different than peers, wondering where/if you'll ever fit in, being tak...
  • Abigail
    Apr 17, 2019
    4.5 stars for now. We'll see how I feel tomorrow. ...
  • Norina Zhang
    Apr 06, 2019
    Overall, this book was pretty fast-paced, but some parts were kind of slow. I liked how the author started the book with a mysterious narrator, and finally revealed who she was at the end. I also liked how the book narrowed more on Iris's feelings, but was told from another person's p...