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The Department of Lost & Found by Allison Winn Scotch
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Jun 19, 2011

really liked it
Read in June, 2011

Natalie Miller is faced with fighting breast cancer. She’s in her 30s, a successful aide to a NY senator and recently single after her boyfriend admits he’s involved with someone else days after her diagnosis. Initially, I found Natalie very selfish and angry about her illness disrupting her career. As the book progresses she makes not only physical healing progress, but also she is able to be more giving and psychologically well balanced. Her threat with death made her a better person.

While many themes from similar chick lit are found in the book, I liked that Natalie developed into a better person growing slowly from her experiences. Her illness caused her to re-evaluate her life on many levels. She spends time watching her idol Bob Barker and the Price is Right while contacting exs to see why their relationship failed. Also, liked the inserts of her emails and diary journaling to relate the storyline.

Lost = her breasts and boyfriends

Found = a healthy NATALIE!


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