We Are Lost and Found
Michael is content to live in the shadow of his best friends, James, an enigmatic teen performance artist who everyone wants and no one can have a ...more
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Michael, James, and Becky are best friends. While Michael and Becky are still in high school, James is two years older, and is a perfor ...more
Thank you to Netgalley, Sourcebooks and the author for a copy of this book. In exchange I am providing my review. This book is to be released September 2019.
I pushed this up my reading list to make it my Pride read of 2019.
There is a lot to like in Ms. Dunbar's novel of three teen best friends living their lives in 1983 New York. The time and place felt very genuine with many cultural and musical icons, the club scene, fighting over the h ...more
after reading we are lost and found, i’m going to say that this book was just ok for me in overall. it was neither good nor bad. but there were some things about this book that bothered me so much and i wanna tell you about them.
first is the lack of quotation marks. i found it quite hard to read sometimes because i did not know whether someone was saying or not.
second is the plot. i feel like it was not interesting enough to keep my attention.
and third is the w ...more
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I don’t know how to balance my feelings for We Are Lost and Found over its objective importance and relevance because of the subject it encompasses, so I’m just gonna go somewhere in the middle with my rating here. my opinion is obviously relative and completely subjective so I wouldn’t take it to heart if I were you.
I’ll just rip the ban ...more
We are lost and found was quietly stunning. To be honest it really got me. the discussion of AIDS and the fear in everyone especially the gay community was respectfully and informatively handled. Dunbar is a pro.
The prose in this book was spectacular while i was reading this book i was highlighting and making notes like a crazy person. You bet i’m picking up a finished copy w ...more
I don't hate this but I definitely don't love it either. There was potential here to be one of the best LGBTQ Contemporary Novels of 2019. But that was all thrown out the window by poor characterization, pretty much no plot, and truly a whack ending.
Even though I did enjoy many aspects of this book, I think the good and the bad are on equal levels and I just couldn't love it as I had hoped.
Now that WE ARE LOST AND FOUND has a cover and ARCs are going out, I wanted to share some things about the book.
- It takes place in 1983 (which was my senior year of high school, making me a year older than Michael and Becky and about the same age as James)
- It’s set in NYC - the city that feeds my soul - and this book is my homage to the grungy but invigorating face it wore in the early 80’s.
- It’s FILLED with 80’s music. I ran my high school and college radio stations and my friends a ...more
3 stars ⭐
This book is about:
A sixteen-year old boy named Michael who is trying to deal with the fact that his older brother was kicked out of their house for coming out as he himself is also gay.
To pass the time, Michael hangs out at The Echo where he can forget about his problems and where he meets Gabriel who he can't seem to get off his mind.
Then, Michael is forced to decide what he's willing to risk to be himself.
Trigger warnings: qu ...more
I'll have a full review going up closer to the release date. As for now, I'll be posting some thoughts over on my Instagram!
Silence is not the answer.
My heart is still breaking a little bit just thinking of this story.
The novel follows young Michael, a “lost” boy in 1983’s New York City who is happy to let his eccentric best friend James take center stage in life, dance away his troubles at his favourite club The Echo, and above all, scared to come out to his parents after they kicked out his older brother Connor for doing so a while back. Together with h ...more
I put this book down a month ago and don't feel the urge to pick it up.
I'm not overly fond of the flowery stream of consciousness style of writing. It often forced me to reread passages to understand what was happening and I dont think I ever gained an attachment to the characters.
I found the pr ...more
So, it’s rare for me to give a book 5 stars without question, but this book is so important and I love it so much that I have to. I plan on preordering it ASAP.
What is it about?: Michael Bartolomeo (I think I spelled it right?), a gay teen, lives in New York in 1983. AIDS is a big, rising crisis at the time and casualties are rising, and no one really knows what causes it and how to prevent it. Michael isn’t too affected by it, but it worries him, and when he meets Gabriel, another gay boy ...more
This book is a beautifully written & emotional coming-of-age at an incredibly poignant & critical time in American history.
“I’m on the edge of something. On the edge and I want to fall. I want to fall so badly.”
Exquisitely detailed, the rhythm & repetition with which this book is written makes you feel like you’re actually dancing to all the quintessential 80’s songs referenced.
“...this rhythm has infected us.”
It’s raw & quick. Captivating, concise, and concentrated ...more
wow this book was really .. emotional 🥴 I related to this book more than once and I just really loved how you are able to like or dislike every character with ease.
this story follows a guy named Michael and he is gay. It’s 1980 and all he wants to do is live his best life with his best friends Becky & James but he can’t do that because his parents are homophobics 🙂 mainly his dad because his mom just goes along with the dad and is scary 🙄 also Michael can’t live the way he wants to bec ...more
First of all, thanks to Netgalley and SOURCEBOOKS Fire for sending me an E-ARC of this beautiful and touching novel in exchange of my honest review.
I honestly didn't think I was going to like it this much, I wasn't even sure on which kind of story I was going to get into, but it turned out to be a very ...more
I dreaded picking up this book when reading before bed. I was anxious most of the time reading it. But, BUT I think this is the exact feeling the author is going for, and which is why I give it such a high rating despite seemingly harsh words. Let me explain. This book follows a sixteen year old gay boy in 1983 when the AIDs crisis is thoroughly underway but the cause and cure are both still unknown. We follow Michael through a couple months ...more
Michael , James and Becky are teen best friends living in New York City. They are trying to figure out who they are and what they want out of life. Michael is gay bu ...more
Probably, this book wasn't simply my cup of tea. I find that writing a young adult about diversities giving positive messages is by itself really laudable, so I think that some very young reader may appreciate this book. But having read many Y-A I am always looking for something original, well-written, whose plot and charachters can be enjoyable also for a more mature reader.
Unfortunately thi ...more
~ I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ~
I was drawn to this book first of all because of two things: the cover and the reference to The Perks of Being a Wallflower in the blurb. Of course, the summary of the story then led me to further know that this was definitely a book I wanted to read. Even with all of that very promising material, I had no clue quite how much this book would resonate with both my emotions and my love for creative writing.
There are lots of important themes and topics covered in this book. I realize the importance of these and think it's wonderful they are being exp ...more