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Lost in London (Lost in Europe #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  465 Ratings  ·  64 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
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was a very entertaining book. It had lots of laugh out loud moments. I also appreciate that it was a fast read. However, I feel that it was a little young for me. I mean, for goodness sake, they're tweens! Not even in high school yet! Also, even when I was in middle school, I hated those girls that wore makeup and fashionable clothes to be popular. They were so fake, and this book was filled with girls like that. I honestly only read this book because it was set in London. I am very excited ...more
Lily Dervin
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. It was very mysterious and lots of plans were trying to be made. I would recommend other people reading this book.
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought that the book Lost in London was amazing! I am not the biggest fan of books, but I even enjoyed this one! It was the perfect mix of funny, entertaining, thrilling, and exciting! It all started off with a girl that thought she was the most boring, typical teenager. She thought that going to london for a school project would be a great opportunity to become not-so boring. On her journey she had to stay with her mom's old friend and her daughter. On their adventure, they went through many ...more
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary-ya
This book was cute enough. It's a light fluffy read, not meant to be life changing. But it should have been quick, and instead, it took me almost a month. I just wasn't drawn in to the point where I *had* to pick it back up. At times it felt rushed, or so sparse I couldn't tell what was happening, like when she was riding the horse. Sometimes little things happened and then nothing came of it. IDK, it was a cute read but not my favorite. I won't be reading the rest of the series, but I'm sure it ...more
Charlotte Lynn
Aug 05, 2013 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
Oct 16, 2013 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
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 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
Courtney M.
Nov 25, 2014 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
Jen Malone
May 23, 2013 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.
Jordan Lopez
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love books especially this 1 I've read about 3 times! Authors are awesome!
Lisa B.
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Fast read and very cute!
Kuhu Bisht
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a story of a person whose name is Jordan Jacoby. Her life is boring until she goes to London. There she makes friends with many people, visits many places. And the best part is that she got DE-BOREDIFIED
Rudrani Ghoshal
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read this book a few years ago. It was pretty good. I don’t really recommend it though.
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this was the best book ever . I just loved this book
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow!!! Epic & awsome
Feb 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile, fiction
12-year-old Jordan Jacoby wants to ditch her boring life in Delaware. She manages to do that on a week long school exchange program to London. She manages to have multiple adventures, however improbable they may seem, and makes new friends. She also manages to earn the gratitude of the Queen AND introduce a new store department - all in a week! Tweens would probably love this... it was entertaining and a quick read. Similar in many ways to "Anna and the French Kiss" for a younger age group.
Apr 20, 2015 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
Nov 26, 2013 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
Jan 16, 2015 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
Feb 16, 2014 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
Saadia Peerzada
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lost in London is a fun and entertaining pre-teen read . It was basic and straight up fun. It follows Jordan , a girl who is bored with her life and wants to go on a massive adventure. Her wishes are granted when her school decides to conduct a student exchange programme. She flies to London , where she stays with her mother's best friend and realizes that preteens do not act their age and have an air of drama and sass around them.Her host's daughter is not so excited to have her around leaving ...more
Nov 17, 2013 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
Sofia Alessandrini
Sep 07, 2016 rated it liked it
It was funny. it was good. it was cute. it was not my typical read, but I enjoyed it. however it was a little unrealistic. I still thought it was good. you should read it. it makes me want to go to London!
Shara Karlin
Jan 18, 2016 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
Jul 03, 2015 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
Stephanie Faris
Aug 05, 2014 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
Marie Classen
Oct 27, 2013 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
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