The Lost & Found (Hardcover)
HarperTeen, 9780062231208, 352pp.
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
An imaginative and unconventional YA novel that “crackles with wit, humor, and enormous love” (Booklist, starred review).
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, not lose them really. Things just seem to mysteriously disappear.
When they each receive surprising news in the mail, they set 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—or who—you might find if you just take a chance.
“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
“A rich, romantic story about two thoughtful teenagers on a quest for meaning.” —Publishers Weekly
“A beautiful exploration of loss. An emotional journey that’s well worth the ride.” —School Library Journal
About the Author
Katrina Leno is the author of Everything All at Once, The Lost & Found, The Half Life of Molly Pierce, and Summer of Salt. In real life, she lives in Los Angeles. But in her head, she lives on an imaginary island off the coast of New England where it sometimes rains a lot. Visit her online at www.katrinaleno.com.
Praise For The Lost & Found…
— 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.”
— Teenreads.com 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