The Lost Girl

About the Author: Anne Ursu

Anne Ursu is the author of several fantasies for young readers, including THE REAL BOY, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, and BREADCRUMBS, which was named as one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly, , and School Library Journal She is also the recipient of a McKnight Fellowship She teaches at the Hamline University s Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Childr

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • The Lost Girl
  • Anne Ursu
  • English
  • 25 June 2017
  • 9780062275097

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 Sisters Already Knew They Had Better Outcomes When They Were Together.When Fifth Grade Arrives, However, It Is Decided That Iris And Lark Should Be Split Into Different Classrooms, And Something Breaks In Them Both Iris Is No Longer So Confident Lark Retreats Into Herself As She Deals With Challenges At School And At The Same Time, Something Strange Is Happening In The City Around Them, Things Both Great And Small Going Missing Without A Trace As Iris Begins To Understand That Anything Can Be Lost In The Blink Of An Eye, She Decides It S Up To Her To Find A Way To Keep Her Sister Safe.

10 thoughts on “The Lost Girl

  1. Rachel Reads Ravenously says:

    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 enough action, 200 pages in and there still didn...

  2. Heidi Heilig says:


  3. Jessica says:

    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.

  4. TheBookSmugglers says:

    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 3and then there are the groups that surround the girls and Camp Awesome is SO AWESOME

  5. Brandy Painter says:

    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 and all who expressed slightest interest in a book recommendation By the time I was finished with it, I knew it would be a book that would stay with me always Then comes this part The part where I want to tell the world why I kept thinking that I needed to give my emotions time to settle That I needed to be able to approach it with calm rationale But you know what That is nonsense This book made me feel That is part of its power So this isn t going to be objective I doubt I will ever be able to think about this book objectively.Iris and Lark are identical twins Though they might look the same they are completely different people However, they are also two halves of a whole A pair A team When fifth grade begins, they discover the powers in their lives have decided it is time for them to learn to navigate life without the other one to rely on They are in separate classes for the first time ever They are being forced into separate after school activities Practical, rational, fierce Iris finds she lacks the confidence she once had She is quieter Less in comman...

  6. Kidlitter says:

    A DRC was provided by Edelweiss for a fair and honest review.Lark and Iris, how I wanted to like you 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 by the patriarchy, an insensitive school culture, poor though well meaning parenting, and their own self doubt She also wants to throw in a good dose of not so nice magic borrowed from everyone from Grimm to Stephen King to Angela Carter She wants Girl Power to rescue you It s just that your battles are undermined by your problems with each other and everyone else, and the subsequent confusion sorting it all out This reader found herself sympathizing with your clueless parents coping with your crippling codependency, rather than condemning them for siding with the school that wants you to develop independently And believable magic needs to be established as a motif than just dark hints from a creepy antique store owner especially when everything about him should scream RUN But your twin bubble becomes suffocating for the reader too, and your inability to get along with others is disturbing The book s premise is intriguing twins struggling through their first real separation when they are placed in sepa...

  7. Colby Sharp says:

    Amazing Captivating Distinguished.

  8. DaNae says:

    I was so bored throughout 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 for it When the final twisty climax arrived, which could be seen from a mile away, the solution was easily arrived at, giving no sense of accomplishment There were some good girl power conversations, but echo so ma...

  9. Katie says:

    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 magic along the way It just felt like a LOT all at once Also I sort o...

  10. Cheryl says:

    Of course you know already that I love Ursu s stories So well crafted that even when the first 2 3 or so is 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 the allegories exposed, oh so that s what that is all about I particularly love the crows, in both their literal and symbolic roles And the cat And the mystery of just who the narrator is And the other characters who were all so real, even the bully and the scary teacher and the bad parents actually weren t those things, really.Bookdart to remind me to try Bunnicula again.Bookdart about a traditional zoo A nimals trapped in small iron and concrete cages serving life sentences for the crime of being interesting, waiting fo...