Friday, February 1, 2013
*REVIEW *My Lost and Found Life By Melodie Bowsher
Ashley’s world is perfect-until her mother disappears, accused of embezzling a million dollars. Left completely on her own, Ashley ends up living in a camper behind a gas station. Her friends have abandoned her, bills are piling up, and she can’t understand why her mother doesn’t come home.Ashley survives by taking a job in a quirky San Francisco coffee shop, where she finds the friends, the confidence, and the courage to start putting her life back together. But there is still one piece of her former life that just doesn’t fit into her new one. What really happened to Ashley’s mother?This heartfelt coming-of-age story will resonate with any young woman who is looking ahead to the moment when she must step out on her own and not just survive, but thrive.
My Lost and Found Life is a story about Ashley,Whose mother runs off and is accused of embezzling funds.Ashley has no idea where her mother has gone.She has to grow up fast..but is that possible with how sheltered she is?This story is about Homelessness,abandonment,growing up and proving you can win!
When I first started reading this Im going to be honest Ashley's character was one I could NOT stand.The Entitled,spoiled type.I couldn't connect with her..in fact I got up and walked away from the book for a small bit.BUT then I came back to the story and really delved into it and Ashley finally started growing up and maturing.This isn't a romance story.There is a small bit of romance but it is more of a coming of age/finding yourself story in my opinion.I loved it.I fell in Love with the story as I read it.Ashley was so much stronger then she first thought.If I could have changed anything I would have loved for her to have a bit more romance.This really is a book that once you get into(in my case getting past Ashley's selfishness)You will not want to put down.I highly suggest it.