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A charming and imaginative new YA novel about getting lost before you can be found, for fans of Adi Alsaid’s Let’s Get Lost and Margo Rabb’s Kissing in America.


Frannie and Louis met online when they were both little and have been pen pals ever since. They have never met face-to-face, and they don’t know each other’s real names. All they know is that they both have a mysterious tendency to lose things. Well, really, things just seem to . . . disappear.


Louis and Frannie both receive news in the mail that sets them off on a road trip to Austin, Texas, looking for answers—and each other. Along the way, each one begins to find, as if by magic, important things the other has lost. And by the time they finally meet in person, they realize that the things you lose might be things you weren’t meant to have at all, and that you never know what you might find if you just take a chance.

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Critical Praise

“Crackles with wit, humor, and enormous love. Savvy readers will know the real “lost and found” refers to the fascinating characters in this riveting tale, who, after enough loss, struggle to find themselves and make each other whole.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A rich, romantic story about two thoughtful teenagers on a quest for meaning.” —Publishers Weekly

“A beautiful exploration of loss….Quirky, endearing, and believable characters propel a narrative that pulls readers in with every mile of the road trip. An emotional journey that’s well worth the ride.” —School Library Journal

“Characters readers can believe in and care about.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A journey worth taking...Fans of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell and Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid will enjoy The Lost & Found.” —Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“THE LOST AND FOUND has so many of the things I love—friendship, romance, roadtrips, lots of breakfast sandwiches, and even a little bit of magic. Leno balances humor and sadness beautifully and the relationships all feel warm and true.” —Michelle Falkoff, author of Playlist for the Dead

“The characters and the road trip alone are a winning combination. The premise is where the magic happens.” —Adi Alsaid, author of Let's Get Lost and Never Always Sometimes

“Introduces a fierce new presence.” —Publishers Weekly on The Half Life of Molly Pierce (starred review)

“A fascinating debut . . . something original indeed. Readers will absolutely need to know the end of this unique inward-facing mystery.” —ALA Booklist on The Half Life on Molly Pierce

“A fast-moving thriller . . . relentless.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The race to uncover Molly’s truth will keep readers turning pages.” —School Library Journal on The Half Life of Molly Pierce

“5 out of 5 bright, beautiful stars.” — on The Half Life of Molly Pierce

“A moving, expertly wrought story that will keep surprising you past the last page.” —Bennett Madison, author of September Girls, on The Half Life of Molly Pierce

“A smart, seductive page-turner, deeply felt and full of surprises.” —Madeleine George, author of The Difference Between You and Me, on The Half Life of Molly Pierce

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062231208
  • ISBN 10: 0062231200
  • Imprint: HarperTeen
  • On Sale: 07/05/2016
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC2: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC3: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Siblings

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