Parents' Guide to

A Psalm for Lost Girls

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Teens seek truth, chase kidnapper in compelling saint tale.

A Psalm for Lost Girls Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

First-time author Katie Bayerl weaves a compelling tale of miracles, mysteries, family secrets, and the quest for truth as a teen's death and a lost child's reappearance launch religious hysteria. Told from the alternating perspectives of central characters, A Psalm for Lost Girls shows relatable teens coming to terms with overwhelming forces, from Tess, who has to deal with being thought a saint while she's just trying to go to high school like a regular person, to her sister Callie, who's determined to save her real, funny, flawed sister from being turned into something she never was now that she's dead. A lot of past tragedy and abuse comes home to roost in the story, but there's a lot of love, humor and wisdom.

Book Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate