Once Was Lost by SARA ZARROnce Was Lost by SARA ZARR

Once Was Lost


Paperback | January 4, 2011

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Samara Taylor used to believe in miracles. She used to believe in a lot of things.

When your father's a pastor, it's hard not to buy in to the idea of the perfect family, a loving God, and amazing grace. But lately, Sam has a lot of reasons to doubt. Her mother lands in rehab after a DUI and her father seems more interested in his congregation than his family. When a young girl in her small town is kidnapped, the local tragedy overlaps with Sam's personal one, and the already worn thread of faith holding her together begins to unravel.

In her third novel, acclaimed author Sara Zarr examines the coexistence of affliction and hope, and what happens when everything you thought you believed--about God, your family, and yourself--is transformed.
Sara Zarr was raised in San Francisco and now lives with her husband in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the author ofSweetheartsand the National Book Award finalistStory of a Girl. Visit her website at www.sarazarr.com.
Title:Once Was LostFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:January 4, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031603603X

ISBN - 13:9780316036030

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating! This is the newest novel Sara Zarr has published, and it was extremely well written! The novel was definitely not afraid to tackle issues that the teen faced throughout the novel. This novel will bring you to tears, and give you the feeling of happiness in the end. The story portrays the events of love, faith, struggle and family issues all into one. Zarr’s novel also makes the characters seem so real – and I’m sure a lot could relate to the main character Sam. The novel has so much depth in it and is truly captivating. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone.
Date published: 2010-05-22

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"Riveting." (starred review)-Kirkus Reviews