(The Finding of Martha Lost) [PDF/EBOOK] ¿ Caroline Wallace

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The Finding of Martha Lost review  100 That someone keeps misplacingBut there is one mystery Martha cannot solve And now the authorities have found out about the girl in lost property Time is running out if Martha can’t discover who she really is she will lose everything. Martha Lost is lost Supposedly abandoned on a train from Paris as a baby she was taken in by a lady she calls mother A very strict almost cruel lady she controls Martha and makes her life miserable When tragedy strikes and facing eviction Martha sets off to find out who she is Helped by the enigmatic Elizabeth her new friends and an anonymous person who communicates via a poster Martha must discover her real identity before she loses everything she s ever knownThe Finding of Martha Lost is a beautiful magical book that somehow manages to be both heart warming and heart breaking The setting of Lime Street station was brilliant and I loved learning about all the secret hidden places that the public don t normally get to see It was lovely to see the sense of community that existed at the station and how everyone ralliued around and stood up for Martha The fact that her friends were all outsiders misfits from the station too was very heart warming to read about and I really enjoyed reading about Martha s interactions with them Martha is a great highly likeable character who goes on a huge journey throughout the book as she tries to figure out who she is It s not an easy journey for her and parts of it might make you cry but I so wanted her to succeed and have the love she wanted Her love of books was a particularly nice touch and it was nice to read about her thoughts on the books she s read I used to put books I really enjoyed under my pillow too so that part made me smile There were times that she did frustrate me though particularly when she still believed mother s lies but overall I found her a very likeable character that I was sorry to leave at the end of the book I also really liked Elizabeth who was such a strong kind sunny character who was always willing to stick up for other people Her kindness towards Martha and her friends and her efforts to help them find themselves was beautiful to read about The author cleverly includes some of Liverpool s history into the story which I found fascinating to read about particularly the Williamson tunnels which I had never heard about I m a huge Beatle fan so I loved reading about them and their mysterious roadie Mal Evans I will definitely be finding out about him The ending was lovely and I must confess too having a tear in my eye at the end A great way to end a truly fabulous book This is the author s second book but the first I have read and I look forward to reading by her Thank you very much to Hannah Bright Transworld Publishers and netgalley for my proof copy If you like magical coming of age stories you ll love this book

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The Finding of Martha Lost review  100 Martha is lostShe’s been lost since she was a baby abandoned in a suitcase on the train from Paris Ever since she’s waited in station lost property for someone to claim her It’s been sixteen years but she’s still hopefulIn the. What a sweet novel I m fascinated by our ability to suspend our disbelief for some stories but not for others Even though I could see the puppet strings I still enjoyed this novel very much Even though there were things that I thought were a bit too cutesy too convenient and at times unlikely I still got immersed into the story The majority of the plot takes place in 1976 Lime Street Train Station in Liverpool United Kingdom I must confess that I am extremely fond of railway stations and trains especially of those big old fashioned European Railway Stations I must also confess that even though this is set in England all along I imagined the place looking like the movie set of HUGO and other similar movies I just image googled the place and it looks pretty close to what I was imagining go figure Our unreliable narrator is sixteen year old Martha Lost She works at the Lost and Found Office in Lime Street Station Well her mother is the employee but Martha does most of the work According to Mother she was found on a train from Paris and since nobody claimed her for 90 days Mother claimed her as her own Also Mother raised her to believe that if she was to step outside the Lime Street Station will perish Poor Martha She believes what she s told Despite her mother s strictness Martha makes lemonade out the lemons she was dealt she loves to spin around she loves putting on a French accent Also despite her Mother s disapproval she loves to read and reads everything and anything that lands in the Lost and Found Office because if a book s been found the least I can do is read it Then it won t feel lost any longer Mother is a religious nutcase who believes everything is the work of Satan She s manipulative cold and abusiveLuckily for Martha her tormentor perishes So Martha s left to figure everything out Martha longs to find out her real identity and her birth parents She s got help from her dear friend Elisabeth who minds the next door caf and who s always been there for Martha Other people come into Martha s life The lanky eighteen year old George Harris is also an orphan There is also William a homeless man whom both Elisabeth and Martha take under their protection It turns out William is an orphan as well The four become real close friends and help Martha on her journey of self discoveryAdventures take place as Martha steps outside her comfort zone The story wouldn t be complete without a villain this time an Aussie wannabe writer who s trying to find the lost ashes of Mal Evans a friendroadie of the BeatlesI ll leave it to that as I m afraid I already gave away too muchCaroline Wallace is a very clever writer I loved the way the story was written the tone of the narration the book and musical references and even the Liverpudlian slangcollouialismsOne could argue that the characters were a bit too black and white but just think of it as a fairy tale where the good wins Let s face it we all need these stories now and againEndearing whimsy with a touch of magic The Finding of Martha Lost is a feel good coming of age novel well worth your time I ve received this novel via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Many thanks to the publisher Random House UK for the opportunity to read and review this novelCover 5 stars

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The Finding of Martha Lost review  100 Meantime there are mysteries to solve secret tunnels under the station a suitcase that may have belonged to the Beatles the roman soldier who appears at the same time every day with his packed lunch Not to mention the stuffed monkey. We need to talk about how I found myself feeling about The Finding of Martha LostCause I for sure am not lost about how I feel about this bookYou could say I am finding myself with uite a strong opinion Enough of the puns Let s talk straight hereThis book had me hyped up about it ever since I got approved for it on NetGalley It offered a wonderful premise Martha was found in an abandoned suitcase in a train station grew up there and needs to find out who she is as time is pressing Secrets trains and unicorns Okay maybe not the unicorns so much This book had so much potential Books secret underground libraries lost and found items trains And when I say secret underground libraries I mean rainbow sorted libraries of lost books with dedications spiral staircases and forgotten histories in a train station God And yet I just didn t like it And it makes me sad I didn t like it I super duper guilt tripped myself for not liking it SO MANY TIMES I mean Being a book worm HOW can you not like the thought of secret libraries TRAINS I do feel like a failed bookworm nowHowever I have to say Martha the main character was just too daft Too crazy Too silly There is a big difference between being cute and naive and just being unrealistic And it s not just the main character The choices everyone makes in this book I struggle to find words for it Let me present you with some examples Throughout the book the main problem Martha has is that if she doesn t procure certain documents concerning herself she will be evictedSo the normal course of action here would be probably to go to a certain government office and apply for themNow I do understand that Martha is 16 a little bit naive and constantly abused by her insane fanatically religious mother butWriting posters and leaving them on the walls of the train station for a mysterious stranger to find does not seem like a solution You do not hope strangers who send you books will come up with your National Insurance number You also do not just do nothing for 30 days or so and hope it will somehow resolve More than that If it was just Martha But it really wasn t Gonna just spoiler tag this view spoiler All the others just stare at her when she makes the worst decisions ever Sort of even when thugs show up in her office with weapons Or even when she nearly gets in trouble with a total douche who s 20 years older hide spoiler


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    Caroline Wallace É 0 read & download read à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Caroline Wallace (The Finding of Martha Lost) [PDF/EBOOK] ¿ Caroline Wallace I have to admit that the cover is one of the reasons that I was drawn to the book and of course the description of the book about a young girl that grows up in a train station after being abandoned in a suitcase 16 year old Martha has been raised by an over religious mother and she is told she can't leave the train statio

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    Caroline Wallace É 0 read & download (The Finding of Martha Lost) [PDF/EBOOK] ¿ Caroline Wallace The Finding of Martha Lost is a coming of age tale about a sweet innocent and caring teenage girl who was found in the station as a baby left in the lost property office but was never claimed Martha grew up in the train station living with the woman she was brought up to call Mother and helping to run the lost property office She never dared to leave the station as Mother told her it would crumble if she did so she would not step

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    read & download The Finding of Martha Lost (The Finding of Martha Lost) [PDF/EBOOK] ¿ Caroline Wallace Caroline Wallace É 0 read & download What a sweet novel I’m fascinated by our ability to suspend our disbelief for some stories but not for others

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    (The Finding of Martha Lost) [PDF/EBOOK] ¿ Caroline Wallace 5 Words Lost family love truth lossThis book was full of wonder and whimsy and I found it only too easy to suspend disbelief and plunge head first into Martha'a magical worldMartha is a bit of a weird one but from her story it's easy to see why She has a bit of an old soul a way of looking at the world that goe

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    (The Finding of Martha Lost) [PDF/EBOOK] ¿ Caroline Wallace We need to talk about how I found myself feeling about The Finding of Martha LostCause I for sure am not lost about how I feel about this bookYou could say I am finding myself with uite a strong opinion Enough of the puns Let's talk straight hereThis book had me hyped up about it ever since I got approved for it on NetGalley It o

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    (The Finding of Martha Lost) [PDF/EBOOK] ¿ Caroline Wallace read à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Caroline Wallace There can't be many writers who can turn an ordinary train station in the centre of a busy city into a magical world of wonder and discovery but Caroline Wallace has done just that The Finding of Martha Lost is a book that I

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    (The Finding of Martha Lost) [PDF/EBOOK] ¿ Caroline Wallace read à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Caroline Wallace Caroline Wallace É 0 read & download Martha Lost is lost Supposedly abandoned on a train from Paris as a baby she was taken in by a lady she calls 'mother' A very strict almost cruel lady she controls Martha and makes her life miserable When tragedy strikes and facing eviction Martha sets off to find out who she is Helped by the enigmatic Elizabeth her new friends and an anonymous person who communicates via a poster Martha must discover her real identity

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    read & download The Finding of Martha Lost Caroline Wallace É 0 read & download read à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Caroline Wallace A little over a week ago I shared a review for one of my Books of the Year so far In Her Wake I spent probably time than was needed deciding what to read next after finishing it because of the effect that book had on me I picked up

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    (The Finding of Martha Lost) [PDF/EBOOK] ¿ Caroline Wallace We meet Martha a sixteen year old and supposedly Audrey Hepburn lookalike who works at the lost property office at Lime Street station in Liverpool along with 'Mother' Not actually her birth mother though as that's a mystery to Martha who has been lost since she was a baby From the beginning she comes across as a happy hardworking and thoughtful young girl who at times is a little naive perhaps due to not hav

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    (The Finding of Martha Lost) [PDF/EBOOK] ¿ Caroline Wallace Caroline Wallace É 0 read & download I'm afraid I was a bit of a bibliomaniac book stalker about this title The world of book lovers are very excited about The Finding of Martha Lost but what really intrigued me was the way all the reviewers and bloggers confessed that they had found it impossible to review this Young Adult novel; they had all struggled to formulate their responses and define the impact it had made on them Of course they all actually wrote exceptionally elou

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  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Finding of Martha Lost
  • Caroline Wallace
  • English
  • 09 February 2018
  • 9780857523341