Book Review | Lost
by Jacqueline Davies

Score: 4.5

This is an interesting twist on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire story. It takes two true stories – The Triangle Fire and a newspaper report of a missing New York heiress – and folds them into one exciting, interesting, captivating account of life on the Lower East Side of New York. The language of the book provides excellent descriptions of the poverty, hardship and difficulties of life in that time and place. With many twists and turns, the story deals with friendship and family, tragedy and mystery, unbearable sorrow and forgiveness.  The editors use a different color paper to create a different timeline, further complicating the story. In the end, however, we discover that while everyone has limited choices in their lives, even the rich, dreams can be created even out of despair and destruction.

I highly recommend this book for all Jewish libraries.

Grade Range: 7-12 grades

This book is for OLDER  Readers.

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