June 22, 2017
The animals in the shelter are surprised to learn that Meagan can hear and talk to them. They just know she’s the pack leader they need to save the shelter from its money problems. Only problem is that Meagan doesn’t tell people she can hear and talk to all animals whether wild or domestic. She gets some pretty odd looks and people call her a freak if she tries to explain her unique ability. The animals in shelter are happy to be able to communicate with someone who can pull the animal shelter up and put it back on its feet but Meagan isn’t so sure. Telling people about her ability doesn’t necessary mean they will believer her and why would anyone listen to a teenager anyway?
Lost and Found is a well-developed novel that takes place primarily between the walls of a no-kill animal shelter. It seems like someone has forgotten the “no-kill” part, however, when animals keep coming up sick or missing. Reluctant to divulge her abilities, Meagan has no choice but reveal herself if they are going to figure out who is responsible for dastardly deeds going on inside the shelter.
I absolutely love the concept behind this new series by Sharon Ledwith – teen psychic, no-kill animal shelter, animals that can talk. Sharon wrote this book with an unmistakable amount of passion. The reader knows that she is an animal lover and supporter. I read the book with an equal amount of passion as an animal lover and supporter. My husband, stepdaughter, and I donate money and supplies to the animal shelter in the next county over (which is where we got our rescue dog in 2006) and a not-for-profit in the county where we live.
The character development and world building created a book that played like a movie in my head. The dialogue between the human characters and the animal characters was conversational and never awkward or choppy. The pacing was the perfect speed – not too fast, not too slow – and I read the book in one sitting. There are parts of the book where my emotions matched the characters. I felt what the characters felt – anger, frustration, sadness – and that is what makes a book a favorite of mine. I really enjoyed Lost and Found and look forward to reading more from Sharon Ledwith.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided to me by the publishing company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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