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The Beautiful Lost

Narrated by: Hallie Clarke
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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From New York Times best-selling author Luanne Rice, a sweeping story of a girl and boy, both troubled in different ways, who take off on a whirlwind road trip up the East Coast.

Here are three things to know about Maia:

1. Ever since her mother left, Maia's struggled with depression - which once got so bad, she had to go to an institution for a while. She doesn't want to go back.

2. Maia's sure that if she finds her mother, if the two of them can talk about whale songs and constellations, then everything will be okay again.

3. She's in love with Billy, the handsome, brooding boy who lives in the group home in town. He doesn't seem to know that Maia exists...until now.

When Maia sets off on a road trip in search of her mom, Billy unexpectedly comes along. They drive up the East Coast, stopping along the way for lobster rolls and lighthouses. Maia learns that Billy has dark secrets of his own - and wants to outrun his past, too. But what will the future hold if they reach their destination?

From internationally best-selling author Luanne Rice, this is a sweeping, stunning story about the surprising directions our hearts can take.

©2017 Luanne Rice (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.

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  • Emma smith
  • 25-09-17

I mean it wasn't bad

I read this for summer reading and it wasn't half bad however it got slow and I didn't really want to read more

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  • Barbara
  • 04-10-17

Amazing story!!!

Characters developed with such true energy, so the reader feels their emotions.....truly an amazing story told with such love and understanding!!!!

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  • Shawn
  • 10-07-17

this book was amazing!

this book is great for readers both young too old. Luanne rice has really outdone herself in this one. I have been reading Luanne Rice books forever and this is different than anything she has ever written but I have to say it's the best I have ever read. I could see this as a major motion picture. I don't usually take the time to stop and review books with words but I had to do it on this one. great job Luanne!!