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When Alfie Turner loses his mum, it feels like his world is falling apart. She was the glue that held their family together and, now that she's gone, Alfie and his dad don't really know how to be a family without her. And then Alfie meets Alice. Alice is a force of nature and has her own set of problems, but at least when Alfie's with her he can forget about his. Or can he ...more
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Published June 6th 2019 by Scholastic UK
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Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nie pamiętam,kiedy ostatnio jakaś książka złapała mnie tak za serce.... Czytałam i płakałam jednocześnie.
Ta książka naprawdę może zmienić naszą perspektywe na życie, uświadomić nam coś, że zaczniemy doceniać to co mamy.
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Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
Książka na pewno warta uwagi. To było moje pierwsze spotkanie z tą autorką i bardzo się obawiałam, ponieważ nic o niej nie słyszałam, ale jak się okazało nie było czego. Ważna historia o tym jak Alfie, młody człowiek przeżywa żałobę po stracie najbliższej osoby, o tym jak zmaga się z tym każdego dnia i nie dopuszcza do siebie nikogo, kto chciałby mu pomóc. Jest to także historia Alice, która na co dzień musi się zmierzać z trudami ciężkich sytuacji, jakimi obdarzył ją los. Przede wszystkim jedna ...more
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Jun 02, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Przede wsyztskim widze ogromny postęp jeśli chodzi o styl pisania. Pierwsze książki tej autorki były bardzo proste, wręcz ubogie. Autorka tylko liznęła temat, natomiast tutaj jest zupełnie naczej. Mam wrażenie, że ksiązka ta jest bardziej dojrzalsza. Porusza poważne tematy, ale jest to napisane w taki sposób, że bardzo szybko się to czyta. Co więcej jest to idealna historia dla trochę młodszych nastolatków.

Naprawde polubiłam tę historię. Momentami rzeczywiście autorka mogła trochę bardziej zgłęb
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves
Lost is such a good book!!! I was totally hooked after the second page and didn’t want to put it down(I accidentally left it at school which was sad) because the plot was amazing! It’s about a boy called Alfie who is struggling to come to terms with his mothers death. Then he meets Alice who is also having a hard time at home, but with their sweet and heartwarming friendship they both create a really lovely bond. This book was so good!
Eve beinguniquebooks
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alfie is struggling with the loss of his mum after she passed away from cancer. Meanwhile his dad is shut off from him unlike he was before and the pair seen to just exist not live anymore especially as their shared love of football is now nonexistent after Alfie refuses to play now his mum's not cheering him on.

Then at school he meets Alice, the pair judged each other at first sight and since then the pair's new friendship gets off to a Rocky start after Alfie realises his new friend doesn't ha
„Strata” to moje piąte spotkanie z twórczością Eve Ainsworth i z pewnością nie ostatnie. Jej książki są skierowane głównie do młodzieży, ale myślę, że dorośli też mogliby coś z nich wyciągnąć. Tematy, jakie porusza autorka są niezwykle ważne, a sposób i forma, jakich używa są niezwykle przystępne. Teraz przejdę do recenzji. To, co bardzo mi się podobało, to brak wątku miłosnego i pokazanie, że przyjaźń jest równie ważna i pomocna dla nastolatków. Taka relacja nawiązuje się między Alfiem a Alice. ...more
Maria Martins
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a really lovely book to read, exploring the tragic loss of a parent. Lost mainly follows the story of a young boy called Alfie Turner who struggles to cope with the loss of his mother. Through the use of flashbacks of his mothers long battle with cancer, Ainsworth really shows the reader how death and struggle can swallow a person up into an abyss of darkness. This novel shows us the harsh reality of death- that grief is messy. Picking up the pieces when someone has died can be filled w ...more
Jan 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
That was a very poignant read. It invoked feelings of sadness, grief, loss, but also radiated hope and the slow beginnings of rebuilding after tragedy.

I like that the characters seemed very realistic. I like that everything was tied up nicely at the end. The journey that Alfie went through was arduous, but not hard to follow. His anger at the world was justified and I adored his friendship with Alice.

The only things I wasn't a fan of are the flashbacks - they're written in third-person while t
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-fiction
Such a fantastic read. Beautifully written; so poignant and raw and emotional. The author has done a fantastic job in filling these characters out. You really get into the head of Alfie in particular which helps you understand why and how he is feeling. It definitely read as authentic.

Side note, I cried. A lot. Make sure to have tissues at the ready.
Apr 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Sensitively and movingly told - Alfie struggles to make sense of his life with his mum tragically gone. Heartwarming and perceptive, the characters are well developed and grow in their understanding of pain and life. It sounds heavy but this book stays light enough for genuine enjoyment.
Alison Caller
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just been sobbing my eyes out reading List. This is an excellent book about loss, grief and hope. Sometimes it feels as if a lot of MG fiction has girls as main character and it's important to have books that show that boys and men can be sad and what grief can look like to others from the outside. ...more
Alishba Junejo
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think this book was really good and that it had a deep plot. The characters all had very real lives and went through things that made the story better. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a (sadly) realistic story that you can't put down. ...more
Gabrielle Wales
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I cried a lot
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Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It speaks for itself
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Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: general-fiction
Very emotional and touching.
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