Lost and Found

Lost and Found

by Amy Shojai
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Lost and Found 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Debra_Lobel More than 1 year ago
Service Dog to the Rescue Amy Shojai is a certified animal behavior consultant and has written 26 Award-Winning Pet Care Books. She has also developed a dog training vocabulary game. She uses this knowledge to create her first book of fiction. Lost and Found is definitely a “Thriller with a BITE”. There are many interesting characters in the story – both human and animal. The main character, September, is an animal behavior specialist – just like the author. September’s relationship with her family is very complicated, her nephew Steven is autistic, and there are bad guys chasing her all over town. She also trains a young German Sheppard named Shadow to be a service dog to keep her nephew safe. The author did a great job in researching autism. She was able to describe how autistic children behave and how their parents can be desperate enough to pay an exorbitant amount of money for medication that will “cure” their children. My daughter is autistic and I know I would love to find a miracle drug for her. As I was reading the story, I could feel my stomach in knots as I feared for Steven’s safety when he was lost in a blizzard, even though he had Shadow with him. I enjoyed how the author anthropomorphizes the animals. There is Macy, September’s Maine coon cat, who loves to play laser tag, fetches toys on command and knows how to beg. We are also privy to Shadow’s thoughts as he tries to protect Steven, responds to his trainer and interacts with other humans. He teaches us that dogs "see" with scents, and can taste and smell fear. He is puzzled why people don’t shake off water instead of rubbing themselves dry. Shadow is a pivotal character in this story. He learns a lot about the human world and starts to make decisions that he knows might not be what is expected of him. Luckily for the humans, he is right. If you’re an animal lover and are looking for a good mystery book with some interesting characters, Lost and Found is the one for you. (I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)
Bookworm_Babblings More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This was a fast paced, suspenseful novel. It completely threw me for a loop and surpassed my expectations. Amy Shojai is a talented writer, I’d never have thought a book where two of the main characters were animals would make such an extraordinary novel but it does! September Day’s character development was steady throughout the novel, you could really grasp where she’s coming from. All in all a fantastic book, I’m so thrilled to have had the opportunity to read it. This will be another one of my favorite novels for 2012!
keeper36 More than 1 year ago
This book is a real "page turner"! Well written and exciting, it deals knowledgeably w/struggles of autism and creates a character in Shadow, a young German Shepherd in training to be an autism assistance dog. This is the perfect book for a dog lover who enjoys a great mystery!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are an animal lover and enjoy a good suspence, you will truly love this book. Seeing every thing from a dogs point of view was very entertaining. Plan to read the other two books about these very defined characters. CB
My_Mommys_World More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most unique story lines I have read in a while. Besides being a riveting story, the inclusion of the German Shepard, Shadow, as a character in the novel is truly fascinating. To follow along in the dog's head and see his need to please, obey, take care and understand is a wonderful twist that brought me into the story quickly. As the story quickly progresses, the growing suspense with the continuing rise of danger and deaths makes it impossible to stop turning the pages. The story is electrifying and tantalizing and will thrill every dog loving, mystery addicted reader. The ending was worth turning every page (even a virtual page). I look forward to reading more great stories by Amy Shojai if this is any indication of what is to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unbelievable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but a little slow at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Very emotionaal pageturner. Parents will do anything to save their children.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This book caught my interest from the first page. Great plot and characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unique story that kept my interest. I liked the dog's point of view portions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story, with smiles for pet owners. Sudden shifts and insights kept me on edge. Thoroughly enjoyed this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Plot has lots of twists and turns. Characters are well developed. The author brings an interesting view to the plot with her knowledge of animal behavior. Will read more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kayek1 More than 1 year ago
This thriller kept me interested until the very last page. September Day has relocated after losing her husband and dog, and is trying to make a new life as an animal behaviorist, she is trying very hard to "stay under the radar" and heal her confidence. When her autistic nephew disappears during a freak blizzard, she races to save him, not knowing what the consequences will be. This book is partially narrated by a German Shepherd (a very young dog) being trained as a service dog for her nephew and it provides a very interesting outlook. When you see it from his point of view, it makes sense on a different level. Shadow knew some critical information, but had difficulty getting the humans to understand.
DaUgh More than 1 year ago
I really like this book. 5 stars, right? I thought the characters had good interactions and backround. I like the dog 'Shadow' and his thoughts. Worth reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, although I found it a bit hard to follow in dome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too much drama and murder. The villains were too over the top vile and the ending was too rushed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is probably the 2nd worst book I have ever tried to read. It is so stupid, cruel, sadistic that it amazing me a normal human can come up with horror? I will make sure I never buy a book by this writer ever again. I have NEVER NOT finished reading a book. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago