Saturday, September 26, 2009

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.

Sara Zarr is an amazing author. Her books are calming to read, though the subjects she is writing about can be heartbreaking. I have loved all of her books, and this was no exception.
Once was Lost was a deep book that many people enjoy. It explored the topics of hidden secrets, an alcoholic family member, and when someone you know goes missing.
If you read this book, it will most likely be sure to touch your heart.