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My Lost and Found Life

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  • Posted November 5, 2008

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    Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for TeensReadToo.com

    It's five days before graduation and Ashley's perfect life is crumbling. Her mother is being accused of embezzling a million dollars, and has disappeared. Ashley can't believe her mother would do something like that, much less disappear and leave her with the fall-out. Although it's starting to look like it all might be true. One by one the things Ashley counted on and took for granted are falling away. There's no way she can afford the senior trip to Hawaii. Her perfect boyfriend won't even acknowledge her. Gone are her plans to go to college in Boston with her best friend. Not to mention the bills, but those can wait for her mom to come back. Except it's getting pretty obvious that she's not coming back. <BR/><BR/>Suddenly Ashley, who's always just gotten what she asked for, has to fend for herself. It's a hard crash course in reality. There's no way she can afford to keep the house, even after she has a yard sale to sell off its contents. She needs a job, but it's hard to find a job with no work experience. It's impossible to find a place to live without income. The only people who can help are her mother's ex-boyfriend, who doesn't like her, her mother's best friend, who thinks she's a spoiled brat, and the cop who's investigating her mom. Everyone seems to be waiting for her to fail. <BR/><BR/>Ashley finds herself living in a camper behind a gas station., without heat or running water. She falls into a job at Mad Malcom's, an off-beat coffee shop where the clientele is as nutty as the owner. In her wildest dreams she could never imagine her life getting this off track. The question is, can she pull herself out of where she`s ended up? And, what really happened to her mother? <BR/><BR/>On the way through she learns a few things about real friends, dangerous people, and personal strength. <BR/><BR/>MY LOST AND FOUND LIFE is so well-written that Ashley seems like a real person. It's written like an autobiography, and I almost forgot that it wasn't a true story. Especially since it could be--things like this actually happen to people. It is a good reminder that you don't always know what people have been through. As well as a reminder that you might be surprised at what you can do when you run out of options.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2007

    Heartfelt

    I thought this book was really thoughtful. It is mainly about a rich teenage girl who goes from getting everything she wants then works for survival. Ashley has to learn how to take care of herself and think about what is really important in life. When her mother is accuse of embezzling, Ashley's life completely changes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2007

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    This book was about a girl that was used to getting everything she wants until her mother just disappears, being accused of embezzling money. Ashley has to take care of herself from now on instead of her beautiful future she was looking forward to. Good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2007

    really really good

    My lost and found life, is a book about 17 year old Ashley.Homecoming queen, very smart in her acadmeics and is on her way to college, when her mom is accused of embezzling funds and runs away. Ashley is left to survive on her own. The bank takes away her house because she can't pay her bills, so she has to find a job and a place to live.The book is funny and shows how a person can go from riches to rags in one day. Very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2007

    i usually dislike reading , but this booked changed my mind ..

    Try going from the most popular girl in the school , the one that dates the football captain and girls idolize , to your entire life end up crumpling. Five days before her graduation and trip to Hawaii ... her mom embezzes a million dollars and disappears. She can't afford her Hawaii trip and her boyfriend won't even acknowledge her. She couldn't believe her mom would do that to her.She goes homeless and has no choice but to get a job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2007

    this was one of the best books i have ever read!!!

    this is a truly amazing book. it has multiple heart-wrenching curves. not once was i ever turned away to stop reading. i just couldnt put it down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2006

    A Powerful Novel

    A harrowing tale of privilege ¿ faced with the realities of life. The protagonist Ashley, appeared to have it all until her mother disappears in a cloud of suspicion. Along with the absence of her mother goes all the materialistic luxuries of life. Out on her own, Ashley discovers the difficult hurdles of everyday life ¿ yet uncovers the true meaning of friendship in a diverse and unsuspecting world. Melody Bowsher paints a wonderful picture of life in the 21st century - with delicate prose and surprising plot twists. A+

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2006

    Ashley is a character to remember.

    Ashley is a graduating high schooler who feels entitled to all the best life has to offer. Unfortunately for her, life teaches her a lesson when her mother disappears during graduation week and she has to fend for herself. We watch her grow from a shrill prima donna to a responsible adult. I enjoyed this book and feel you would too.

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