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The Beautiful Lost
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June 27, 2017
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Here are three things to know about Maia:

1. Ever since her mother left, Maia’s struggled with depression—which once got so bad, she had to go to an institution for a while. She doesn’t want to go back.

2. Maia’s sure that if she finds her mother, if the two of them can talk about whale songs and constellations, then everything will be okay again.

3. She’s in love with Billy, the handsome, brooding boy who lives in the group home in town. He doesn’t seem to know that Maia exists…until now.

When Maia sets off on a road trip in search of her mom, Billy unexpectedly comes along. They drive up the East Coast, stopping along the way for lobster rolls and lighthouses. Maia learns that Billy has dark secrets of his own—and wants to outrun his past, too. But what will the future hold if they reach their destination?

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The Beautiful Lost was an amazing, emotional and wonderful novel.

The main character, Maia has struggled with depression ever since her mother left her. Maia was really close to her mother and remembered everything she thought her. They also share a love for whales.

She decides to set off on a road trip in search of her mother hoping that might make her feel like her old, happy self again. And her crush, Billy decides to tag along.

Maia and Billy set off on a journey of self discovery. As they go along, they start to discover they have a lot in common. They also start to understand each other a lot better.

The Beautiful Lost explores the issues of depression. Luanne Rice has written a beautiful novel of self discovery and learning to cope with depression.

I really enjoyed reading this novel and joining Maia and Billy on this journey. This was a very heartfelt novel that I recommend everyone should read.

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