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Lost (original 2003; edition 2004)

by Joy Fielding

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Title:Lost
Authors:Joy Fielding
Info:Pocket (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
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One of Joy Fielding's better stories and the first one set in her home town of Toronto. She is a very formulaic "damsel in distress" writer and you either enjoy her it or read something else. I found the ending a pleasant surprise with the characters responsible for their own choices instead of being rescued. That said, the characters are rather poorly written although everyone is beautiful with plenty of time and money. ( )
  MM_Jones | Jul 25, 2018 |
girl lost Mother examines her place in family — girl always lost
girl appears at end — to get Attention for movie —
^ to Amie/ — Julia — Mother's feelings

Ever since she was a child, Julia Carver has tested her mother Cindy's nerves and tried her patience. Forever willful and self-absorbed, Julia, now twenty-one and an aspiring actress, moves back home when her father remarries -- and turns Cindy's household into chaos. But when Julia doesn't return after a promising audition with a Hollywood film director, Cindy knows it's more than just typical Julia dramatics -- and a frantic search begins. Now, secrets are revealed, lives are forever altered, and Cindy is forced to acknowledge the disturbing truth about the daughter she realizes she never really knew.
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  christinejoseph | Jul 27, 2016 |
It is hard to like a book when none of the characters are likeable. That is the case in this book. Julia Carver is a beautiful, young, aspiring actress who disappears after trying out for a role in Toronto. She is self-centered, narcissistic, and has no redeemable characteristics. Her mother, Cindy, jumps off the handle, doesn’t think anything through, and is overall really annoying. None of the side characters are likeable either.

As if that wasn’t enough, this is a long, dull, uninteresting book. There are an overabundant amount of flashbacks that add nothing to the story. There is very little actually going on in the story, and most of what is written is superfluous and unnecessary. This is novel could easily be cut in half and not miss anything. I didn’t like much about this novel, and was just hoping that it would end soon. It was painful and not worth reading. This is a novel you will want to skip.

Carl Alves – author of Reconquest: Mother Earth ( )
  Carl_Alves | Feb 3, 2014 |
Daughter goes missing. Mother's relationships with ex husband and neighbours and new boyfriend are explored. Unsatisfactory ending. ( )
  latorreliliana | Nov 28, 2013 |
Lost is a book of patience. You have to endure the protagonist being treated poorly by her own family, constant mention of the family dog, (not sure what the point is there, but it's overkill), and the ending: a group of people's total lack of regard for another's well being. Despite the above, a good read. ( )
  brillow51 | Sep 6, 2012 |
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Ever since she was a child, Julia Carver has tested her mother Cindy's nerves and tried her patience. Forever willful and self-absorbed, Julia, now twenty-one and an aspiring actress, moves back home when her father remarries -- and turns Cindy's household into chaos. But when Julia doesn't return after a promising audition with a Hollywood film director, Cindy knows it's more than just typical Julia dramatics -- and a frantic search begins. Now, secrets are revealed, lives are forever altered, and Cindy is forced to acknowledge the disturbing truth about the daughter she realizes she never really knew.

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"Ever since she was a child, Julia Carver has tested her mother Cindy's nerves and tried her patience. Forever willful and self-absorbed, Julia, now twenty-one and an aspiring actress, moves back home when her father remarries--and turns Cindy's household back into chaos. But when Julia doesn't return after a promising audition with a Hollywood film director, Cindy knows it's more than just typical Julia dramatics--and a frantic search begins. Now, secrets are revealed, lives are forever altered, and Cindy is forced to acknowledge the disturbing truth about the daughter she realizes she never really knew."--from cover, p. [4]… (more)

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