November 2, 2009
Once was lost
Once was lost by Sara Zarr...
Samara Taylor used to believe in miracles. She used to believe in a lot of things. As a pastor's kid, 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 reason 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.
I was expecting so much from sara Zarr, Unfortunately i didnt get it. The book had a good concept that could have been played out beautifully, Execpt it didnt. Radom characters were placed throughout the whole book. and the girl that was lost you never really got the conncection to how it played a role in Samara's Life. Also it bugged me that their was a boy throughout the novel, except he really did not play an important role. I mean why would'nt you put a little romance in there! Girls, especially me, love that junk!I did on the other hand like the interactions with her parents. Her dad is the minister of her church and has this perfect role, when actually he is unstable and secluded. Her mom, who is trying to keep up the "perfect wife" is in a rehab center. I was skeptical at first about the religious aspect, but it worked actually. By having religion be part of a community helped the story line. I did not bug me that it wasnt my religion because it wasnt overly used. The setting also helped this book. With a dry climate and small town, it just worked. Not a bad read. Love the Cover