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Lost in London (Lost in Europe)

4.28  ·  Rating Details  ·  295 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
A tween's foreign exchange experience lands her in London luxury—and some hot water as well!

Twelve-year-old Jordan isn't unhappy, but she's definitely bored. So when she gets the chance to take part in a London exchange program, she's thrilled to ditch her small town in Delaware and see the world across the pond.

Unfortunately, Jordan's host sister in London, Caroline, isn'
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by Aladdin
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For something called Lost in London, I expected more Lost, and less of a girl who knew everything about London and knew exactly where she wanted to go.

Our main character was pretty great. I loved that instead of shopping, she preferred to go out and see the sights of London. I also love how she tried all kinds of stuff out. Not only foods, but also words and also tried new clothing.

Caroline was a bitch. I am sorry, I didn't like her one bit throughout the book. Even when she was nice, I was jus
Crys (The Hodgenator)
What an adorable tween read.

Jordan wants a bit of excitement in her life, and nothing says excitement like a trip abroad to London. But can she convince her parents? Of course. I mean, it wouldn’t be a story if the answer was no, right?

But what happens when Jordan arrives is nothing she is prepared for. After all, she is there for an adventure, and she finds one. One that is more than she bargained for.

Tween readers will find themselves thrown into the plot quickly. Callaghan does not wait to bu
Nov 07, 2013 Angelc rated it it was amazing
Shelves: already-own-read
4.5 Stars

This was such a fun middle grade/tween book! I was so caught up in Jordan's (aka JJ) adventures, that I couldn't put the book down. While it's still a very age appropriate book for middle grade readers, I think it would satisfy an older MG reader, who is not quite ready for YA but wants something a little more sophisticated.

I love that JJ and her friends romp around London completely unsupervised by adults. It's a great way to see tweens earning their independence and stretching their b
Oct 16, 2013 Liviania rated it really liked it
LOST IN LONDON is the story of Jordan Jacoby, a perfectly normal twelve-year-old girl. When she gets a chance to study abroad for a week in London, she knows it is her chance to do something out of the ordinary. Soon she and Caroline, the daughter of her hostess, are out and about. But this might not be the trip she expected!

I thought LOST IN LONDON was super cute and pretty fun. There's an excellent sense of place - not just the places visited, but the slang and food all reminded me of my trips
Jordan Lopez
Feb 10, 2015 Jordan Lopez rated it really liked it
I love books especially this 1 I've read about 3 times! Authors are awesome!
Courtney M.
Mar 10, 2015 Courtney M. rated it it was amazing
Jordan just got to London for a school trip and the girl she's supposed to be good friends with already hates her. Although when she gets locked in a department store overnight and a bunch of thefts keep taking place right after they go to the different sites, Jordan wonders if she should have gone on this trip after all.

I gave this book five stars because I really couldn't put it down! I thought it was really good and can't wait until the other two "Lost in..." come out! I would recommend thi
Lisa B.
Mar 27, 2016 Lisa B. rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Fast read and very cute!
May 03, 2015 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
Jordan was ready to start the “de-bored-afication” her life and a school trip to London would be the perfect beginning! Upon convincing her parents of the educational benefits of the journey, and swearing to get an A – or A minus – on the photo montage of her trip, Jordan lands in London, finds herself at home in the mansion of her host family, and discovers that Caroline, the host family’s daughter that is her age, is less than thrilled with her arrival. Yet Caroline begins to show Jordan a sid ...more
Shara Karlin
Jan 19, 2016 Shara Karlin rated it really liked it
Lost in London by Cindy Callaghan is about a 13 years Jordan. Jordan has never been anywhere. Through her school Jordan gets a chance to go to London. She gets to stay with one of her mom's best friends who has a step daughter the same age named Caroline.

This book reminds me of the Mixed up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankeiler. The adventures Jordan and her new friends have are similar. The only thing that does not make sense is that if this is a school trip where are all the other students and teac
Mar 24, 2014 S.K rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: 9-13 year olds
A tween's foreign exchange experience lands her in London luxury-and some hot water as well! Twelve-year-old Jordan isn't unhappy, but she's definitely bored. So when she gets the chance to take part in a London exchange program, she's thrilled to ditch her small town in Delaware and see the world across the pond. Unfortunately, Jordan's host sister in London, Caroline, isn't exactly enthusiastic about entertaining an American girl. Despite the chilly welcome, Jordan finds herself loving the cit ...more
Jen Malone
May 26, 2013 Jen Malone rated it it was amazing
Totally adorable and every kid's dream to be locked in a department store. It's like Corduroy for the tween set. Plus: LONDON.
Stephanie Faris
Aug 10, 2014 Stephanie Faris rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wanted to take a trip to London? You'll feel like you have by the time you reach the end of this book. Cindy Callaghan has expertly created a believable story about a young girl who gets to spend a week "across the pond" with some new friends. She unwittingly finds herself involved in an exciting mystery. I've spent a week in London and I didn't see near the sights that JJ did. Lost in London makes me want to head back over for the real experience. In addition to giving tweens the ...more
Mar 25, 2015 Liralen rated it liked it
Dumb-cute, which seems about right. Jordan's off to London on a 'school-sponsored trip', which seems to mean nothing except that she has to do some kind of project about her trip—she doesn't go with any other students or teachers, and she stays with a family friend.

While in London, Jordan (who is thirteen, not twelve as the synopsis suggests) meets the family friend's stepdaughter, who a) is a 'cool girl' and b) seems to have a stick up her bum with regard to Jordan. Shenanigans happen.

It was in
Charlotte Lynn
Oct 17, 2013 Charlotte Lynn rated it it was amazing
Jordan has wanted to go to London for a long time using an exchange program she finally gets to do so.
In this story it’s about all Jordan and her friends from London and her moms friend, that lives in London, daughter. When Jordan goes to London she meets Caroline and her soon to be friends, Sam, Gordo, and Ellie. While in London she gets locked in Daphne’s store that has everything in it from food to clothes she didn’t know what to do until she found out Caroline is stuck with her and since th
Dec 29, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I received my copy courtesy of First Reads giveaways.

Twelve year old Jordan is a little bored with her life and surroundings, having not ever had the opportunity to travel or take part in anything she considers exciting. So when her school announces an exchange program, she convinces her parents to allow her to participate. This takes her to London, where she has the adventure of her young life, including getting locked in a department store overnight, seeing the sights of London, and ultimately
Oct 31, 2015 Brooklyn rated it it was amazing
Lost in London is an amazing book because of all the details that drag you in to the story like you're a part of it. The story starts with a girl that has this very boring life. She travels to London for a school sponsored trip but ends up stuck in the biggest, fanciest, most extravagant shopping store. It was so fun being stuck in there...... Except for the part that an enemy has some major evidence. Will he post it online? Or what will he do in exchange
Mar 29, 2016 Gail rated it it was amazing
I won this book in a free giveaway on good reads for my 10 year old granddaughter. She loves the series. She reads them over and over again. This book is her favorite and she takes it to school with her to read when they have extra time. She even did her book report on this book.
Dec 28, 2015 Hannah rated it really liked it
I like this book, it is about a girl who is a person who doesn't do anything. She gets an oppurtunity to go to London and her parents let her. She goes and stays in London with her mom's sorority sister, the same day she arrives she gets locked in the biggest store in the world. 18 floors of shopping, when a heist happens that same night the police believe it is the two girls JJ and Caroline.
Nov 17, 2013 Corey rated it really liked it
I just finished this book and really enjoyed it. It was a very fun read - it was like being in London with JJ. I liked the different characters in the story, they all had different personalities that were easy to relate to. My favorite character was Ellie, she was quirky & funny and had me laughing out loud sometimes. The story itself is exciting and suspenseful, there were nights I did not want to put it down. I hope to someday visit London, and when I do, I have a list a places to see, tha ...more
Aug 18, 2014 Maureen rated it really liked it
Shelves: grade-5
Jordan Jacoby is one of those girly girls who happens upon a flier for a class trip to London as a way to get out of her boring surroundings in Wilmington, Delaware. Appeals to everyone's urge to take off to more exciting places.
May 28, 2016 Akoss rated it liked it
Shelves: all-mg, mg-summer
Jordan Jacoby is a thirteen year old girl thirsty for adventure.
Her pleas all fell into deaf ears until the Summer her parents gave in for a miraculous and mysterious reason.
She landed in London with plans of "de-bored-ifying" her life.

I loved the sightseeing and the shenanigans with Caroline and her group of friends.
I also enjoyed learning some staple English words along the way.

The characters though. I felt like the author tried too hard to make them extremely cliché but it didn't hurt my exp
Norma Huss
Jul 02, 2016 Norma Huss rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-youth
I bought this for my granddaughter, but read it first. It's a delightful story, just right for the middle-grader. (This is also one of my granddaughter's favorite writers.)
Abby Pean
Sep 18, 2014 Abby Pean rated it it was amazing
I think this book is amazing. It's just like other books like you have mixed emotions about one character but he/she plus through at the end.
Sep 14, 2015 Tiffany rated it really liked it
Loved the book! Jordan is indeed a great character! Loved that she showed much enthusiasm into the sights of London! Good read!
Nov 16, 2015 Tali rated it liked it
I liked this book, it got exciting later in the book. The book was good.
Marie Classen
Oct 27, 2013 Marie Classen rated it it was amazing
Lost in London was a really fun book! I am in middle school and loved it so much and could hardly put it down to go to sleep at night! It is very cool being exposed to another country and it seemed like the author researched London for the book. It mentioned a lot of the sights and I liked learning about London. Overall it was a very good read! It was quite a mystery and I couldn't wait to see how it would turn out. It felt like it opened new doors to a completely different place and the book br ...more
Jun 26, 2014 Gabrielle rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Funny. Kept me reading. Favorite Book
Jen Petro-Roy
May 11, 2014 Jen Petro-Roy rated it it was ok
Shelves: middle-grade, 2014
2.5 stars. A cute, quick read.
Feb 09, 2016 Adeline added it
Shelves: my-books
Great book!
Apr 08, 2014 Clena rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book was abosolutely well thought out and perfect. It made me want to go to London and just explore. Cutos to Cindy!
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