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The Lost Girl

By Julie A. Carlson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Engrossing story of an "echo" designed to replace dead girl.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+


This was fantastic. It's a spectacular elegy to loss, and love - all kinds of love. The writing is beautiful, the characters are beyond amazing, and the concept is fascinating. It's impossible to truly judge anyone's actions in this book because it's all so believable, so realistic, so emotional. There's no true evil, no fiendish cartoon villain. And the good guys are flawed, real. I loved this. There is a little swearing that parents of younger children might want to be aware of (including one instance of the f--- word) and some moderate violence. There are some incredible role models and positive messages of equality, loyalty, love and courage.

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Sangu Mandanna's debut novel is inspired by Frankenstein and does a fantastic job re-creating a classic novel with a unique, modern spin and entertaining characters. Mandanna, who grew up in Bangalore, brings the city vividly to life and creates an exciting, imaginative, fast-paced read that's very emotional and leaves room for a sequel. Despite seeming a bit rushed toward the end, THE LOST GIRL would make Mary Shelley proud.

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