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Once Was Lost

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

LOVELY BOOK!!!!!!!

I WAS REALLY INSPIRED!!! IT HELPED ME TO FIND MY FAITH!!!

posted by 5990501 on April 2, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Original but forgettable

When her mother is checked into rehab, Samara wants her father to say the right words like he does to everyone else in their small town. His charm is undeniable and the Pineview Community Church is lucky to have him as a pastor. But Sam isn't so sure that her dad has it...
When her mother is checked into rehab, Samara wants her father to say the right words like he does to everyone else in their small town. His charm is undeniable and the Pineview Community Church is lucky to have him as a pastor. But Sam isn't so sure that her dad has it altogether. Then again, what does she really know about him if he's never home? Heat waves suck. And they make everything feel ten times worse. So Sam's thoughts are all the more depressing. A 13-year-old girl from their congregation goes missing and Sam finds herself falling in love with the girl's grieving older brother. But paranoia doesn't leave without a question: Is there really a God?

Once Was Lost was predictable. The writing was pretty and flowed well but I was never fully into the story. It was too easy to set the book down. There seemed to be two sides of the main character: one was self-conscience and vulnerable and the other just wanted to scream of frustration. So I could never sympathize with Sam. The book also needed a bigger variety in character personalities. Everyone's dialogue was basically the same things being said over and over. I really liked the ending even though I knew what was coming. Both the cover and the story are minty fresh but they're forgettable.

posted by GirlwiththeBraids on October 19, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    I felt that this book was very slow and boring, but i loved the

    I felt that this book was very slow and boring, but i loved the lessons that the author brings in the story.

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    Posted April 24, 2011

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