The Lost Girl

The Lost Girl

Anne Ursu / Jul 19, 2019

The Lost Girl When you re an identical twin your story always starts with someone else For Iris that means her story starts with Lark Iris has always been the grounded capable and rational one Lark has been inv

  • Title: The Lost Girl
  • Author: Anne Ursu
  • ISBN: 0062275097
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When you re an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else For Iris, that means her story starts with Lark Iris has always been the grounded, capable, and rational one Lark has been inventive, dreamy, and brilliant and from their first moments in the world together, they ve never left each other s side Everyone around them realized early on what the two When you re an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else For Iris, that means her story starts with Lark Iris has always been the grounded, capable, and rational one Lark has been inventive, dreamy, and brilliant and from their first moments in the world together, they ve never left each other s side Everyone around them realized early on what the two sisters already knew they had better outcomes when they were together.When fifth grade arrives, however, it is decided that Iris and Lark should be split into different classrooms, and something breaks in them both Iris is no longer so confident Lark retreats into herself as she deals with challenges at school And at the same time, something strange is happening in the city around them, things both great and small going missing without a trace As Iris begins to understand that anything can be lost in the blink of an eye, she decides it s up to her to find a way to keep her sister safe Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 368 pages Expected publication February 12th 2019 by Walden Pond Press More Details ISBN 0062275097 ISBN13 9780062275097 Edition Language English Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu Author Release date Feb 12, 2019 Enter for a chance to win a finished copy of THE LOST GIRL by Anne Ursu From the author of Breadcrumbs and The Real Boy comes a story about the power Enter for a chance to win a finished copy of THE LOST GIRL by Anne Ursu From the author of Breadcrumbs and The Real Boy comes a story about the power of fantasy, the limits of love, and the struggles inherent in growing up Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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And with me in it, Camp Awesome is not ironic at all It really lives up to its name now I was like, YASSSS Queen The novel, The Lost Girl, by Anne Ursu, was an outstanding book about two twins sisters, named Iris and Lark, who do absolutely everyth Review by 11yo Novalee Did you know that a character in The Lost Girl is named after me She only shows up for a chapter, but she is kick butt I refuse to swear here Novalee, a member of the Camp Awesome, that Iris s mom makes Iris join And with me in it, Camp Awesome is not ironic at all It really lives up to its name now I was like, YASSSS Queen The novel, The Lost Girl, by Anne Ursu, was an outstanding book about two twins sisters, named Iris and Lark, who do absolutely everything together But, as the next grade starts, for the first time ever,the dynamic duo are separated in classes Iris, who is forever looking out for Lark is angry, and as she realizes to herself that Lark won t be okay on her own, she swears to herself that she will protect her sister, whatever it takes.The first thing about the book that I loved was the character development Iris, smart, firm, intent, and it feels like part of her is gone when Lark isn t around Lark, the dreamer, artist, shy, and she sees things that others do not These characters and their personalities were what the whole story revolves around Iris, with her determination to help her sister do well, even if her sister doesn t need it, or when Lark, the carefree soul, sees things in a different way than people like These are the kinds of things that hold the story up.I also liked the suspense Seriously, the suspense in this book kept me up at night Not kidding In the story, objects are going missing, and nothing can be explained Lark s bracelet, for instance, her most valued possession, went missing, as well as a number of other things As the story goes on, theories begin to arise from different perspectives of the reader And, at the same time, Iris and Lark are in a fight, and Iris feels as though Lark would be better off without her, so the reader is also anticipating on how this will play out The relationships between the characters is something I loved, specifically Iris and Lark Iris is looking out for her sister, while Lark is the dreamer The two always are inseparable until, of course, they separate in classesey always care so much about each other They hold the story together.You know, I think that in this scenario, my sister and I would both try to be Iris Weird, but true As someone who reads and re reads again and again and again, I can say that this book has things that make me want to re read Because, no, I don t re read to find out what happens, because I already know I re read because I love spending time with the characters,seeing where their personalities lead them I can t wait to hang with Lark again, and explore deeper into her imagination and how she analyzes what is put in front of her I can t wait to see Iris again, and watch her yet again figure out what obstacles she must surpass Put this on your TBR list Pre order flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 06, 2018 Benjamin Kissell rated it it was amazing While an arc isn t always the same as the final product the lack of interior art, for ex , nothing could change how simply perfect The Lost Girl was from page one forward.Few authors have ever truly mastered the lyrical voice of the narrator the way Anne Ursu has at once the classical wink and a nod narrator you d find in a Grimm s tale and simultaneously refreshingly original, new and modern Anne Ursu is that supreme figure singing Homer s epics with Annie Lennox s voice.Whether she s casual While an arc isn t always the same as the final product the lack of interior art, for ex , nothing could change how simply perfect The Lost Girl was from page one forward.Few authors have ever truly mastered the lyrical voice of the narrator the way Anne Ursu has at once the classical wink and a nod narrator you d find in a Grimm s tale and simultaneously refreshingly original, new and modern Anne Ursu is that supreme figure singing Homer s epics with Annie Lennox s voice.Whether she s casually referencing pop culture, familiar characters found in other strong, amazing novels or filling your world with her own, perfectly wonderful tale The Lost Girl is anything but flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 03, 2018 Tj Shay rated it it was amazing In every Anne Ursu book there is a paragraph, sometimes many, that you have to stop and reread because you have to experience the way words are used perfectly to encapsulate the world of emotion The Lost Girl has several The story of twins who are identical but not the same, struggling through the world and becoming the people they were meant to be flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 20, 2018 Cassie Thomas rated it it was amazing So many layers So much meaning Now that I have read it and it s entirety, I want to go back through and reread to pick up on all the little cues I missed Hansel and Gretel meets Nightbooks flag 1 likeLike see review View all 3 comments Aug 20, 2018 Jessica Lawson rated it it was amazing review of another edition Oh, Anne Ursu, you ve done it again On an emotional level, The Lost Girl expertly captures the pain of separation and the fear joy bravery hope involved in forging new bonds Making friends, facing bullies, feeling different than peers, wondering where if you ll ever fit in, being taken seriously as a young person all are addressed in a way that really made me feel as though I were in Iris s shoes and Lark s as well As for the technical side of the writing, there is so much to admire here Oh, Anne Ursu, you ve done it again On an emotional level, The Lost Girl expertly captures the pain of separation and the fear joy bravery hope involved in forging new bonds Making friends, facing bullies, feeling different than peers, wondering where if you ll ever fit in, being taken seriously as a young person all are addressed in a way that really made me feel as though I were in Iris s shoes and Lark s as well As for the technical side of the writing, there is so much to admire here the structure is worthy of study the weaving of plot threads and emotional threads and character threadsjust incredible And the magic oh yes, the magic Hugs book flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 02, 2018 Stephanie Lucianovic rated it it was amazing review of another edition I rec d an Advanced Reader s Copy of this bookIS BOOK This is a book for the MeToo It s a book for the Resistance It s a book for sisterhood, both of blood and water It s a book for NOW There are so many things I ve underlined that I want to quote but won t You will discover them yourself Hurry, February.The thing that gets me most about Anne Ursu s writing is how much like puff pastry dough it is delicious, addicting, skillfully crafted, but most of all, it s about the insanely del I rec d an Advanced Reader s Copy of this bookIS BOOK This is a book for the MeToo It s a book for the Resistance It s a book for sisterhood, both of blood and water It s a book for NOW There are so many things I ve underlined that I want to quote but won t You will discover them yourself Hurry, February.The thing that gets me most about Anne Ursu s writing is how much like puff pastry dough it is delicious, addicting, skillfully crafted, but most of all, it s about the insanely delicate, carefully constructed layers Blown away flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 07, 2018 Melanie rated it it was amazing I was fortunate to receive an ARC of Anne Ursu s upcoming novel, THE LOST GIRL, the story of two sisters trying to survive growing up in a world that is far too quick to judge and underestimate them Lark and Iris are unlike any characters I ve read before The twin girls leap to life on the page, each different in their own way Ursu s lyrical prose weaves a dreamlike narrative rich in emotion as the sisters endure an unexpected separation, during which time each of them must discover what trul I was fortunate to receive an ARC of Anne Ursu s upcoming novel, THE LOST GIRL, the story of two sisters trying to survive growing up in a world that is far too quick to judge and underestimate them Lark and Iris are unlike any characters I ve read before The twin girls leap to life on the page, each different in their own way Ursu s lyrical prose weaves a dreamlike narrative rich in emotion as the sisters endure an unexpected separation, during which time each of them must discover what truly defines her Lyrical, bold, and surprising, THE LOST GIRL is a story of sisterhood, friendship, and overturning the patriarchy flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Kidlitter rated it liked it A DRC was provided by Edelweiss for a fair and honest review.Lark and Iris, how I wanted to like you Despite this reader being wary of books about twins, your author is a good writer with the best of intentions for you She wants to write a book about girls being diminished by the patriarchy, an insensitive school culture, poor though well meaning parenting, and their own self doubt She also wants to throw in a good dose of not so nice magic borrowed from everyone from Grimm to Stephen Ki A DRC was provided by Edelweiss for a fair and honest review.Lark and Iris, how I wanted to like you Despite this reader being wary of books about twins, your author is a good writer with the best of intentions for you She wants to write a book about girls being diminished by the patriarchy, an insensitive school culture, poor though well meaning parenting, and their own self doubt She also wants to throw in a good dose of not so nice magic borrowed from everyone from Grimm to Stephen King to Angela Carter She wants Girl Power to rescue you It s just that your battles are undermined by your problems with each other and everyone else, and the subsequent confusion sorting it all out This reader found herself sympathizing with your clueless parents coping with your crippling codependency, rather than condemning them for siding with the school that wants you to develop independently And believable magic needs to be established as a motif than just dark hints from a creepy antique store owner especially when everything about him should scream RUN But your twin bubble becomes suffocating for the reader too, and your inability to get along with others is disturbing The book s premise is intriguing twins struggling through their first real separation when they are placed in separate fifth grade classrooms must balance the challenges of making other friends, contending with bullies and uncomprehending adults, with a growing awareness that all is not right in their world The supernatural beckons what with vanishing objects, a vanished girl from long ago, cranky crows and a mysterious cat, and enough illnesses for a 19th century neurasthenic heroine The intrusion of an omniscient narrator warning the reader that something wicked this way comes becomes tiresome since there are enough signals of its coming littered through the plot Ursu does a nice job of conveying the funkiness of the twins Minneapolis neighborhood, and the addition of believable everyday details of elementary school life, such as forced conversations between students in small groups known as pods, Iris participation in a Girl Power program, and the pressures of homework and gossip make the twins struggles realistic Ursu is a lovely phrase maker and all of her skill is on display It was only the first day, and no one knew yet how the girls would arrange themselves over the course of the camp a series of open circles, or in tight sharp immovable shapes Lark, with her social maladjustments, twee wardrobe, and quirky personality, is just a little too wet, and Iris, with her obsessive compulsive ways and desire to control everything, is complicated without sometimes being likable enough Mr Green, the antiquary, comes off as downright sinister, even when he isn t making inappropriate speeches to little girls in his shop What is positive is the portrayal of the majority of their peers as bright, empathetic kids who put up with the twins neuroses and willingly extend social support and Lark and Iris, with friends like these, you must have something going for you By the way, another read alike about twins caught up in the supernatural is Janet Lunn s Twin Spell, a forgotten classic which gets the push me pull you nature of twinship, with a haunting sense of the power and potential tragedy this unique relationship can have flag Like see review Dec 30, 2018 Ms Yingling rated it liked it E ARC from Edelweiss PlusLark and Iris are twins who have always been assigned to the same class Going into fifth grade, their parents think that the girls are too dependent on each other, and have them put into different classes To make matters worse, Iris gets the sweet Ms Shonubi, and Lark gets the new Mr Hunt Not only that, but the mean Tommy is also in Lark s class Lark has trouble fitting in and getting work done, and at the same time, small and large things are going missing from th E ARC from Edelweiss PlusLark and Iris are twins who have always been assigned to the same class Going into fifth grade, their parents think that the girls are too dependent on each other, and have them put into different classes To make matters worse, Iris gets the sweet Ms Shonubi, and Lark gets the new Mr Hunt Not only that, but the mean Tommy is also in Lark s class Lark has trouble fitting in and getting work done, and at the same time, small and large things are going missing from the girls Minneapolis neighborhood A bracelet, a small doll, but also the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture from the Walker Museum This might have something to do with the new antique store, We Are Here, run by the odd and creepy Mr Green The girls also have to participate in different after school programs, including a girl power group at the local library Lark starts to go downhill, but no one will listen to Iris Can she manage to save her sister Strengths I always enjoy books that introduce a place as practically another character it s fun to look up actual locations on Google maps Lark and Iris relationship is an interesting one, and it s a good thing that their parents are trying to get them to be less dependent before middle school The girl power program is a nice touch, as is the 1947 science fact book that Iris realizes is not still correct Weaknesses Mr Green is super creepy, and the book is filled with a lot of twin and school related angst.What I really think My readers who enjoy magical realism usually like things where the magic is happier This had the vibe of Snyder s Bigger than a Breadbox, which I can t get to circulate The girls method of dressing is firmly elementary school, and I fear my students will think this book too young for them Will probably not purchase, even though this style of cover circulates well flag Like see review Dec 30, 2018 E Tanner rated it it was amazing I highly recommend everyone to read The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu I received an Advance Reader Edition, thank you for the pleasure of sending me such a courageous book We are introduced to identical twins, who we find out early in the book they will be separated for the first time in school Emotions are high for both girls as they digest the news and begin school During this time there is something strange happening in their town items small and large are going missing The begin I highly recommend everyone to read The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu I received an Advance Reader Edition, thank you for the pleasure of sending me such a courageous book We are introduced to identical twins, who we find out early in the book they will be separated for the first time in school Emotions are high for both girls as they digest the news and begin school During this time there is something strange happening in their town items small and large are going missing The beginning of the book made me a bit dizzy with the characters of Iris and Lark, though Ursu continued to delight me with laugh out loud humor of the character interaction with each girl In the end I came away feeling the following 3 things 1 The power of friendship and sisterhood can topple the worst monster s and create the best memories 2 Everyday challenges, teach us who we are and become as we grow up no matter how old we are 3 The monsters we see today have been around for a long time in many different forms throughout history and folklore It is what we learn from those stories, which help us evolve into courageous people today The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu Advance Reader s Edition by Walden Pond Press An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers I was not paid to review The Lost Girl flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Casey Jo rated it it was amazing So good Anne Ursu s writing is so smooth, with delightful insights from an 11 year old voice, like p 46, comparing when a kid loses a thing and is told it ll turn up vs when a parent loses it and they got frantic as if yellow and blue now made pink And hurray for a book with complexity and nuance Light spoilers view spoiler I loved this story of Iris figuring out that she s not the only competent twin, and it s not her job to fix her sisters life for her And over, sister So good Anne Ursu s writing is so smooth, with delightful insights from an 11 year old voice, like p 46, comparing when a kid loses a thing and is told it ll turn up vs when a parent loses it and they got frantic as if yellow and blue now made pink And hurray for a book with complexity and nuance Light spoilers view spoiler I loved this story of Iris figuring out that she s not the only competent twin, and it s not her job to fix her sisters life for her And over, sister s caretaker is not her primary identity And I love how Abigail, who s just that much older, is out of touch with kids who weren t raised with quite the same limited expectations of what girls can do And the light magical touch is just enough to be wonderful.Another great thing about this book b0undary crossing gets acknowledged and addressed Iris gets called out on trying to fix her sisters project Go Lark for naming it And her parents have an honest conversation with her about why they didn t share about the plan to split the kids up for 5th grade, with appropriate remorse And I wonder whether Lark might have asked them to do it Note I was lucky enough to read an ARC, but I m very excited to see the final product with its interior art hide spoiler flag Like see review Jan 22, 2019 Sherry Ellis rated it it was amazing Iris and Lark are twins Iris is the practical one Lark is the dreamer The two have always been together Iris taking care of Lark Lark relying on Iris But in fifth grade, things change They are placed in separate classes The Lost Girl is the story of how the two cope with this situation.Interwoven throughout the main story is a subplot of the arrival of a mysterious antique shop, its quirky owner, and a case of disappearing items Why have things gone missing Why are there crows in the t Iris and Lark are twins Iris is the practical one Lark is the dreamer The two have always been together Iris taking care of Lark Lark relying on Iris But in fifth grade, things change They are placed in separate classes The Lost Girl is the story of how the two cope with this situation.Interwoven throughout the main story is a subplot of the arrival of a mysterious antique shop, its quirky owner, and a case of disappearing items Why have things gone missing Why are there crows in the town Is magic real It gets downright sinister when the story reaches its climax So much so that sensitive readers may find themselves hiding under their covers It s the subplot that keeps readers turning the pages.The Lost Girl is an imaginative coming of age tale Children who have experienced being separated from a sibling, twin or otherwise, can relate The author does a nice job of getting into each of the protagonists heads By the end of the story, each girl experiences personal growth and learns something new The only thing that could have been developed a little is the backstory of the villian Readers may be left wondering why the villain was so evil.The Lost Girl is a very good middle grade read Recommended for children in grades 4 6 flag Like see review Nov 29, 2018 Paula rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, 40 book challenge 2018 19, middle grade, realistic fantasy, stories of school Anne Ursu is a brilliant storyteller She knows how to dangle just enough foreshadowing and mystery in front of her readers to pull us in and keep us captivated She knows how to create characters we cheer for and cringe at She knows how to weave the threads of plotlines together to create a gorgeous tapestry of story The Lost Girl releasing Feb 12,2019 is her latest gem Identical twins Iris and Lark have been inseparable until 5th grade when their parents think it best for them to be in Anne Ursu is a brilliant storyteller She knows how to dangle just enough foreshadowing and mystery in front of her readers to pull us in and keep us captivated She knows how to create characters we cheer for and cringe at She knows how to weave the threads of plotlines together to create a gorgeous tapestry of story The Lost Girl releasing Feb 12,2019 is her latest gem Identical twins Iris and Lark have been inseparable until 5th grade when their parents think it best for them to be in separate classrooms They have no idea the impact this will have on their girls, especially at a time when strange things are happening in their community A mysterious shop sets up in town that Iris can t seem to resist Lark keeps having possessions go missing and becomes reclusive Neither has any idea of the danger that awaits them, but our surreptitious narrator tries to warn the readers are they paying attention Not all is as it seems flag Like see review Dec 20, 2018 Cathy rated it really liked it Wonderfully written, I highlighted tons of passages and went back to re read digital ARC from NetGalley, thank you amazed at the simple elegance and how some passages made me laugh out loud if someone annoys you in class and your sister isn t there to tell about itd the ending mention of the phone bill It s short, only 200 some pages but Ursu s writing is such that you can t help but sense the dread knowing something bad is going to happen to one twin, while still furiously turning th Wonderfully written, I highlighted tons of passages and went back to re read digital ARC from NetGalley, thank you amazed at the simple elegance and how some passages made me laugh out loud if someone annoys you in class and your sister isn t there to tell about itd the ending mention of the phone bill It s short, only 200 some pages but Ursu s writing is such that you can t help but sense the dread knowing something bad is going to happen to one twin, while still furiously turning the page to see how everything works out for another reason to dislike dolls, see Holly Black s Doll Bones.Chapter 18 the edge of the world had me going Wow There is a featured cat that I think is so well written she can have her own spin off book Are you paying attention A magical book coming from a twin who is identical, but not the same thank you for that flag Like see review Jan 07, 2019 Kirsti Call rated it it was amazing Thoughts fluttered frantically around Lark s head, looking for somewhere to roost Iris was keeping things from her Iris was sad Iris was crying in camp Iris was skipping camp Iris had been wound up so tightly, and now she was unwinding everywhere Something s wrong, Lark said quietly really wrong Stunning story about identical twin girls This magical books captivates with beautiful writing, complex characters, and realistic relationships Anne Ursu does an incredible job of putting y Thoughts fluttered frantically around Lark s head, looking for somewhere to roost Iris was keeping things from her Iris was sad Iris was crying in camp Iris was skipping camp Iris had been wound up so tightly, and now she was unwinding everywhere Something s wrong, Lark said quietly really wrong Stunning story about identical twin girls This magical books captivates with beautiful writing, complex characters, and realistic relationships Anne Ursu does an incredible job of putting you inside the head of 5th grade girls She interweaves a plot filled with mystery, emotion and humor The book encompasses themes of doubt, fear, loyalty, love, family, friendship, monsters literal and figurative , feeling different, and being ok with being different flag Like see review Nov 20, 2018 Mike Jung rated it it was amazing THE LOST GIRL is, in a wordwait, it s too good to describe the entirety of its goodness with one word There are so many layers of meaning to this book that delineating them in a GR review feels like an impossible task You ll become so thoroughly attached to Iris and Lark Maguire that you won t know what to do with yourself when you reach the book s end You ll ache and cheer for them in equal measure You ll be electrified by the depth of humanity the author communicates on every page THE THE LOST GIRL is, in a wordwait, it s too good to describe the entirety of its goodness with one word There are so many layers of meaning to this book that delineating them in a GR review feels like an impossible task You ll become so thoroughly attached to Iris and Lark Maguire that you won t know what to do with yourself when you reach the book s end You ll ache and cheer for them in equal measure You ll be electrified by the depth of humanity the author communicates on every page THE LOST GIRL is a fantasy novel, and a superb one, but it s also a novel that explores the reality of girls in contemporary society with unparalleled insight Add it to your personal library, and congratulate yourself on having the good sense to do so flag Like see review Dec 29, 2018 Susie rated it it was ok review of another edition Thanks to Edelweiss for an advanced copy So much whining This book would have benefited from a different timeline Finally, something of consequence was revealed when the eBook showed I was 50% through, and then something else finally at 80% Then in the second half, a couple of chapters were thrown in with a different narrator The reveal for that was good, but by then I just wanted to be done My mother was an identical twin, and I usually love twin stories There was so much self dou Thanks to Edelweiss for an advanced copy So much whining This book would have benefited from a different timeline Finally, something of consequence was revealed when the eBook showed I was 50% through, and then something else finally at 80% Then in the second half, a couple of chapters were thrown in with a different narrator The reveal for that was good, but by then I just wanted to be done My mother was an identical twin, and I usually love twin stories There was so much self doubt yes, I realize they are elementary aged girls , and at times the characterizations seemed a bit muddled Who was the strong one Who was willing to speak out That seemed to keep changing flag Like see review Jan 27, 2019 Darla rated it liked it One thing this story does very well is give us a compelling depiction of girl power Twins Iris and Lark are struggling with their first separation as they begin 5th grade in different homerooms We see the story for the most part from the perspective of Iris, the down to earth twin There is also a mystery narrator contributing to the magical aspects of the story What did not work for me was the way most of the adults were depicted as bumbling around and then there is the evil owner of the ant One thing this story does very well is give us a compelling depiction of girl power Twins Iris and Lark are struggling with their first separation as they begin 5th grade in different homerooms We see the story for the most part from the perspective of Iris, the down to earth twin There is also a mystery narrator contributing to the magical aspects of the story What did not work for me was the way most of the adults were depicted as bumbling around and then there is the evil owner of the antique store All in all, a twin tale with elements of a Hansel and Gretel retelling Thank you to Walden Pond Press and Edelweiss for a digital ARC of this new middle grade novel flag Like see review Jan 04, 2019 Kimberly rated it really liked it This novel is a great example of why I have come to love middle grade fiction so much You can pack so much tenderness in a middle grade novel and add in a bit of imagination magic and the balance feels just right.My one criticism of this novel is that the protagonists speak and behave as if they re much older than they are At the start of the story it s the summer between Iris and Lark s 4th and 5th grade school years It quickly became easy to forget how young they are due to their characteri This novel is a great example of why I have come to love middle grade fiction so much You can pack so much tenderness in a middle grade novel and add in a bit of imagination magic and the balance feels just right.My one criticism of this novel is that the protagonists speak and behave as if they re much older than they are At the start of the story it s the summer between Iris and Lark s 4th and 5th grade school years It quickly became easy to forget how young they are due to their characterization I wish the author had just made them slightly older, thus slightly believable, to begin with flag Like see review Sep 11, 2018 Beth Bryden miller rated it really liked it Shelves middle grade, edelweiss, fall 2018 Beautiful writing as expected from Ursu Identical twin sisters are put into two different fifth grade classes in order for them to grow as individuals Lark is dreamy while Iris is precise soon a series of events lead to the girls to question their strengths and how they help each other Throughout the novel, the narrator shares a unique first person perspective that even advanced readers will find a little mysterious, a little questioning.Middle grades, may be tougher to sell in middle school Beautiful writing as expected from Ursu Identical twin sisters are put into two different fifth grade classes in order for them to grow as individuals Lark is dreamy while Iris is precise soon a series of events lead to the girls to question their strengths and how they help each other Throughout the novel, the narrator shares a unique first person perspective that even advanced readers will find a little mysterious, a little questioning.Middle grades, may be tougher to sell in middle school flag Like see review Nov 05, 2018 Vicki rated it it was amazing I was given an ARC of The Lost Girl and read it immediately I ve loved Anne Ursu s work in the past including Spilling Clarence, a work for adults that I thought was terrific The Lost Girl met my expectations The story takes a fantastical twist while still holding up in the real world Iris and Lark, the identical twin main characters, are believable and likable, and adeptly embody the girl empowerment theme that underlines the book It was nice to get lost in a novel for young people where I was given an ARC of The Lost Girl and read it immediately I ve loved Anne Ursu s work in the past including Spilling Clarence, a work for adults that I thought was terrific The Lost Girl met my expectations The story takes a fantastical twist while still holding up in the real world Iris and Lark, the identical twin main characters, are believable and likable, and adeptly embody the girl empowerment theme that underlines the book It was nice to get lost in a novel for young people where, for the most part, kids especially girls were supportive and friendly flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Lisa Nagel rated it it was amazing It s tough sometimes being an identical twin Iris is the practical one, and Lark sensitive and fragile, but they have always been inseparable Trouble starts when their parents decide they should be in separate classrooms for 5th gradeIris worries Lark will fall apart But perhaps it is Iris who needs saving when strange things start to happen at the new antique shop in town Things starts disappearing and crows are acting weird Girl power and trusting the power in sticking together are pow It s tough sometimes being an identical twin Iris is the practical one, and Lark sensitive and fragile, but they have always been inseparable Trouble starts when their parents decide they should be in separate classrooms for 5th gradeIris worries Lark will fall apart But perhaps it is Iris who needs saving when strange things start to happen at the new antique shop in town Things starts disappearing and crows are acting weird Girl power and trusting the power in sticking together are powerful messages in this beautiful story flag Like see review Sep 04, 2018 Julie rated it it was amazing A tale spun like only Anne Ursu can spin a tale I m not going to say much about the plot, because when I booktalked it to my 10 year old, I kept holding back details because they are wonderful and surprising and I wanted her to discover them for herself I ll say this I loved it.And this I highly recommend it to you, and especially to women and girls who have felt small and want to think about what it would be like to stomp, make noise, fight the monsters, and win flag Like see review Oct 22, 2018 Rebecca Sheldon rated it it was amazing Growing up can be so hard and so difficult to capture realistically in a novel Ursu paints a glorious tableau of how complicated this time can be, using building blocks of all the small, seemingly innocent mistakes and moments that build to a much greater whole The relationship between these sisters is messy and loving and heartbreaking and wonderful all at once Don t miss this one flag Like see review Jan 08, 2019 Lois Metzger rated it it was amazing This lovely and lyrical book casts a spell from the first line and doesn t let go Beautifully written, deeply felt and full of imagination There s actual magic here too, but the real magic is the depiction of the loving, complicated relationship of the identical but not the same twin sisters, Iris and Lark flag Like see review Aug 10, 2018 Sarah rated it really liked it E ARC from Edelweiss PlusIris and Lark are twins who are inseparable, until they are placed in different classes for fifth grade Their growth with this newfound independence is spot on middle grade and the magic mysterious elements are intriguing Keen readers will enjoy the names of the school staff members flag Like see review Nov 02, 2018 Erin Downing rated it it was amazing Oh, Anne Ursu She is a master of words, of worlds Her characters pull you in and then stick Love this new one flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Anne Ursu is the author of several fantasies for young readers, including THE REAL BOY, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, and BREADCRUMBS, which was named as one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal She is also the recipient of a McKnight Fellowship She teaches at the Hamline University s Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and lives in Minneapolis Her next book, THE LOST GIRL, will be out in February 2018 Books by Anne Ursu More Trivia About The Lost Girl No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 60, 18, 5, 1, 1 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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        Anne Ursu is the author of several fantasies for young readers, including THE REAL BOY, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, and BREADCRUMBS, which was named as one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal She is also the recipient of a McKnight Fellowship She teaches at the Hamline University s Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Childr Anne Ursu is the author of several fantasies for young readers, including THE REAL BOY, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, and BREADCRUMBS, which was named as one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal She is also the recipient of a McKnight Fellowship She teaches at the Hamline University s Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and lives in Minneapolis Her next book, THE LOST GIRL, will be out in February 2018


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    1. I received an ARC of this book I read it in one day And now I want to give this book to every girl child and every woman I know I want you to read it It s magical, but not just magical.


    2. Review by 11yo Novalee Did you know that a character in The Lost Girl is named after me She only shows up for a chapter, but she is kick butt I refuse to swear here Novalee, a member of the Camp Awesome, that Iris s mom makes Iris join And with me in it, Camp Awesome is not ironic at all It really lives up to its name now I was like, YASSSS Queen The novel, The Lost Girl, by Anne Ursu, was an outstanding book about two twins sisters, named Iris and Lark, who do absolutely everyth Review by 11yo [...]


    3. While an arc isn t always the same as the final product the lack of interior art, for ex , nothing could change how simply perfect The Lost Girl was from page one forward.Few authors have ever truly mastered the lyrical voice of the narrator the way Anne Ursu has at once the classical wink and a nod narrator you d find in a Grimm s tale and simultaneously refreshingly original, new and modern Anne Ursu is that supreme figure singing Homer s epics with Annie Lennox s voice.Whether she s casual Wh [...]


    4. In every Anne Ursu book there is a paragraph, sometimes many, that you have to stop and reread because you have to experience the way words are used perfectly to encapsulate the world of emotion The Lost Girl has several The story of twins who are identical but not the same, struggling through the world and becoming the people they were meant to be.


    5. So many layers So much meaning Now that I have read it and it s entirety, I want to go back through and reread to pick up on all the little cues I missed Hansel and Gretel meets Nightbooks


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