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Highland Hucow hRything 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 Marthaer tormentor perishes So Martha s left to figure everything out Martha longs to find out The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan and the Climbing Life (English Edition) her real identity ander birth parents She s got Dien Cai Dau Wesleyan Poetry help fromer 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 Hope Solo: My Story Young Readers' Edition 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 andelp Martha on uality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry her journey of self discoveryAdventures take place as Martha steps outsideer 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 Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Newbery Honor Book) honest review Many thanks to the publisher Random House UK for the opportunity to read and review this novelCover 5 stars We need to talk aboutow I found myself feeling about The Finding of Martha LostCause I for sure am not lost about Oh Susannah how I feel about this bookYou could say I am finding myself with uite a strong opinion Enough of the puns Let s talk straightereThis book The Founders of Psychical Research had meyped 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 Pelé: The King of Soccer 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 forgottenistories 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 Chakras & Self-Care: Activate the Healing Power of Chakras with Everyday Rituals 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 Marthaas is that if she doesn t procure certain documents concerning The Unforgiven herself she will be evictedSo the normal course of actionere 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 Omgiven av idioter 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 notope 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 Kapitulatus! 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 ater when she makes the worst decisions ever Sort of even when thugs show up in The Ivory Gate her office with weapons Or even when she nearly gets in trouble with a total douche who s 20 years olderide spoiler 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 er life miserable When tragedy strikes and facing eviction Martha sets off to FIND OUT WHO SHE IS HELPED BY THE ENIGMATIC out who she is Helped by the enigmatic er new friends and an anonymous person who communicates via a poster Martha must discover Ci alleniamo anche se piove?: Miserie e splendori del calcio dilettantistico 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 botheart warming and Star Wars Thrawn Star Wars Thrawn heart breaking The setting of Lime Street station was brilliant and I loved learning about all the secretidden 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 New York Is English, Chattanooga Is Creek. (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) how everyone ralliued around and stood up for Martha The fact thater friends were all outsiders misfits from the station too was very Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy heart warming to read about and I really enjoyed reading about Martha s interactions with them Martha is a greatighly likeable character who goes on a The Stray Bullet huge journey throughout the book as she tries to figure out who she is It s not an easy journey forer and parts of it might make you cry but I so wanted Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 3 her to succeed andave the love she wanted Her love of books was a particularly nice touch and it was nice to read about er thoughts on Her love of books was a particularly nice touch and it was nice to read about er thoughts on 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 Bloody Crystal 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 ander friends and La sculpture sur pierre : Art et techniques her efforts toelp them find themselves was beautiful to read about The author cleverly includes some of Liverpool s Bear Humbug history into the story which I found fascinating to read about particularly the Williamson tunnels which Iad never Afterlife heard about I m auge Beatle fan so I loved reading about them and their mysterious roadie Mal Evans I will definitely be finding out about Blue Is for Nightmares him The ending was lovely and I must confess tooaving a tear in my eye at the end A great way "to end a truly fabulous book This is the author s "end a truly fabulous book This is the author s book but the first I Heroes Die have read and I look forward to reading byer 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 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 L'Ingénu her birth mother though as that s a mystery to Martha whoas been lost since she was a baby From the beginning she comes across as a The Strathmore Club happyardworking and thoughtful young girl who at times is a little naive perhaps due to not Pampa Pampa having much of a childhood what with working in the lost property office with littleelp from MotherThe story follows Martha Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus her best friend Elizabeth next door in the coffee shop a Roman soldier and a mystery maniding in the tunnels under the station as they aid Geometry Part 1: Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide (Quick Study Academic) her in the goal of finding out who she is and who she belongs to but importantly documents that prove she is a legitimate person otherwise she may lose everythingAs the story goes along we learn Marthaas a special gift relating to the objects she gathers that Herbier et autres collections have been lost by various peopleere I find it to be wonderfully fairy tale like Every item Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters has a back story some were meant to be lost while others weren t and Martha can telp but yearn for The Happiest Baby on the Block her own story as toow she became lostread the rest of my review Blu oltre la prua: Un'avventura di Jack Aubrey e Stephen Maturin - Master Commander (La Gaja scienza Vol. 946) here. 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The Finding of Martha LostThe 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 elping to run the lost property office She never dared to leave the station as Mother told An English Translation of Fa Tsangs Commentary on the Awakening of Faith her it would crumble if she did so she would not step outside the station for fear of destroying the onlyome and people she knewBefore reading this book I never would Gauntlet A Novel of International Intrigue have thought it possible for a train station to feel soomely and magical This story is filled with friendship love family secrets The University of Chicago Spanish English English Spanish Dictionary hope magic and self discovery Who wouldave thought so much could I magnifici dieci happen in a train station I will be people watching and looking for the magic myself next time I m waiting for a train at the station Perhaps I ll even do a little spinI adored Martha s love of books ander belief that a book is than just a book but The Happiness Secrets Of Joel Osteen has a variety of stories connected to it Her emotional connection with books really struck a chord with me as booksave played a big part throughout most of my life If a book s been found the least I can do is read it Then it won t feel lost any longer Martha is the main character in this story but there is also a wonderful mix of other characters that are a part of Martha s little world There are some lovely characters that I couldn t Seashells help but love On the otherand Martha s unpleasant mother reminded me a little of the scary mother in Stephen King s CarrieI wasn t really interested in The Beatles side of the story as I m of a Rolling Stones kind of a girl but I do understand its importance considering the location of the train station It is for this reason that I give this book an overall 4 star rating as this aspect didn t An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet hold my attention or feel as magical as the other parts of the story I believe in everything until it s disproved So I believe in fairies the myths dragons It all exists even if it s in your mind Who s to say that dreams and nightmares aren t as real as theere and now John LennonI think this will mostly appeal to fans of magical realism and young adult fictionI would like to thank the publisher Random House UK Transworld Publishers Doubleday for allowing me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an Ruhestand fr Einsteiger honest review 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 plungeead first into Martha a magical worldMartha is a bit of a weird one but from La criminologie her story it s easy to see why Sheas a bit of an old soul a way of looking at the world that goes past the surface At times she seems so worldly Then something Farmer Boy happens and you remember that she isn t she s just this scared little girl whoas never even left Lime Street Station never felt the sun direct on Random House Webster's College Dictionary: 1996 Graduation Promotion her skinI did like that I was never uite sure of Martha I was never sure what was iner Making Mentoring Happen A simple and effective guide to implementing a successful mentoring program head and what was real what she saw ine 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 Panda Bears has done just that The Finding of Martha Lost is a book that Iave looked forward for many many months I Turning Points in Australian History heard the author read from it at the Transworld event last year and was transfixed my gasp as she finisheder reading was Desarrollo de Habilidades Directivas heard all over the room This story is beautifully told and that gasp was certainly not my lastMartha is a sixteen year old girl whoas never left Liverpool s Lime Street station She was found there and Let Dai Vol 8 has stayed there The woman who she called Mother always tolder that if she left the station it would crumble and be no Mother took Martha in when she was discovered abandoned on the Paris to Liverpool train she gave An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet her aome but she didn t give Hoodwinked her any loveDespite that Martha is a joyful inuisitive girl who takes a thrill from spinning around the station concourse eating lemon drizzle cake from the station cafe next to the Lost Property office and run by Martha s best friend Elizabeth Martha loves to find things she loves to return them to their owner Martha loves lots of things Martha sees and feels joy iner small world she loves Братья Карамазовы her friend Elizabeth who wears yellow stilettos and the latest fashions who sings along to The Beatles and Cilla Black and protects Martha whilst still allowinger to find Best Practices In Leading The Global Workforce her own wayMartha s skill for finding things ander special magical touch that enables er to know just where a particular item was lost and why soon brings er to the attention of was lost and why soon brings Sloane Monroe SeriesBooks 4 5 her to the attention of Cole an Australian who is on theunt for the lost ashes of Liverpool legend Mal Evans Everyone in Liverpool knows about Mal the Beatles roadie and mate who was shot dead in America His ashes went missing during the journey Vida de perros home to Liverpool Max Cole claims thate s discovered an old suitcase full of Beatles memorabilia and finding Mal s urn would make Oeuvres de Ennius Quirinus Visconti, Vol. 3 him a very rich manBut Martha needs to find the one thing thatas always eluded The Mobius Twist, Alien Abduction and Judgement of the Human Race her Her identity If she can t find out just who she really is and where she came from then she will lose everythingThe Finding of Martha Lost is theeartbreaking yet beautifully imagined story of The Love of a King how Martha begins to finderself Accompanied by George who dresses every day as a Roman soldier and William who smells like a sewer and lives in the underground tunnels under the station and of course by Elizabeth the colourful loving cafe ownerCaroline Wallace Mystery: 3 Books in One: The Rockingdown Mystery / The Rilloby Fair Mystery / The Ring-O-Bells Mystery has cleverly interwoven the true story of Mal Evans and the missing suitcase intoer fictional story of Martha and Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement Pivotal Moments in American History her missingeritage Underneath Martha s joy and brightness is a startling vulnerability that only someone w 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 ad on me I picked up The Finding of Martha Lost because of an intriguing blurb and because I know Lime Street Station What *I wasn t expecting was to come across a book that *wasn t expecting was to come across a book that somewhat different to In Her Wake as Made in Yorkshire Series Box Set ( had a similar effect on me It is a story I ll never forget one that consumed me whilst I was reading it and one with characters who I think will still be living in my thoughts some months down the line It completely took me by surprise and already I am recommending this book to anybody who will listen I was talking about it to a girl I work with and I was practicallyopping on the spot with excitement as I tried to tell er what this book was about without spoiling it too much and that s the problem I have with this review it s such a difficult book to discuss with this review it s such a difficult book to discuss when there s so much I want to shout aboutMy opener when discussing this book is to say it s about a girl called Martha Lost who lives in the lost luggage at Lime Street Station Now anybody who as visited Lime Street would ask Hearts Untamed how a girl could live in such a boxlike structure But The Finding of Martha Lost is set mostly in the 1970 s and rather than the station it is today Caroline Wallaceas created the most uniue imaginative and magical place to set a story and in terms of setting alone it s the best I ve read this year and I thought to myself when reading it that I Crochet Projects BOX SET 2 IN 1 Crochet patterns Crochet books Crochet for to Corner Patterns Stitches Book 8 hadn t wished a place was so real and that I could visit it since Hogwarts Even this week I ve been walking through the station and looking at it differently as if those tunnels and passageways that Caroline brought to life in my mind so well are suddenly going to appear and offer me access The character of Martha Lost felt so real that I felt as if I was walking I m not brave enough to spin like Martha does every morninger path and that Sinful Paradise The Davies Legacy her legacy somehow lived on through the station For a character to not even feel fictional to feel like someone who actually lived is a rare thing for an author to achieve in a story but Caroline Wallaceas with this remarkable pie. 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 Blood of the City her It’s been sixteen years but she’s stillopefulIn the.

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Ce of workI don t even want to talk about the plot too much because the story unfolds in a way that you really need to know as little as possible about it before you pick it up Martha Lost Eleven Minutes Fracture has been lost since she was a baby told by the woman who tooker in Mother that she was abandoned in a suitcase on the train from Paris and since then she s waited in the lost property at Lime Street Station for someone to claim Blitzkrieg in the West her Sixteen years later and she s stillopeful Martha is simply the most delightful character with an outlook on life far beyond Richard Seddon her young years and it wasn t that she was written older than she was meant to be but because the life she s led so faras forced Make Your Own Lunch her to grow up fast and even then there are numerous moments throughout the book where Martha comes across younger than she s meant to be because ofer naivety and because she knows nothing of the outside world because Mother told Avant-Garde Graphics in Russia: Posters, Book Design, Children Books, Typography and more her the station will crumble if she leaves it And so she builds a life forerself through lost property where she Natural Science (Gateway to the Great Books, has a uniue ability to touch an item and find out its story and through books ander wonderful best friend Elisabeth who runs a cafe on the station and offers advice and encouragement throughout the story to allow Martha the courage and strength to finally find out who she really is There are numerous other characters vital to this story but I really think readers should discover them for themselvesCaroline Wallace is a wonderful writer and behind all the magic there s a real story to be Enchanted World 6 hadere and it is certainly an emotional one in places as Martha finally starts to discover who she really is I could fill this review with some of my favourite uotes from the book but it was perhaps the ones from Martha that stuck in my mind the most I read somewhere that most four year olds smile four The Wisdom Network An 8 step Process for Identifying Sharing And Leveraging Individual Expertise hundred times a day but then by the time they become adults they only smile twenty times a day I m not sure I want to be an adult People are always in aurry They only realise the worth of something after they lose it Martha Lost isn t a character I could relate to as such but Caroline allows the reader to connect with The Kooks Guide to Surfing her to understander and as the story progressed I felt as if Martha was offering The Chemists Companion Guide to Patent Law hope to my own life Showing that there are ways to get through those difficult moments that we sometimesave in life and that s one of the great things about this story I think people are going to take so many different things from it Martha s love of books is perhaps one of the things book lovers will enjoy most about this book especially when they discover something about where she stores them If I Northlight had to compare Martha with somebody I think it wouldave to be Matilda Both Kuantum Sıçraması her outlook on life ander upbringing Her passion and love for books practically made the book glow in my A Rocky Existence hands and what it also did for me was make me think about the stories of books beyond the words within them especially secondand books that Berkley Street Series Books 1 - 9: Haunted House and Ghost Stories Collection (English Edition) have been passed around many different peopleI lived and breathed this novel whilst reading it and I was close to bereft when I turned its final page Caroline effortlessly captures the era this book is set in and those sights and sounds the music and the city come alive on the page I wasn t ready to leave these characters or the setting behind but thankfully it lives on in my mind and this isn t a book I ll only be reading once but one that I will return to again and again and I can definitely see it becoming a favourite of mine and I m almost certain it ll be on my Books of the Year list come December It s one I think I ll read again and notice different things and it ll become one of those books where it s like meeting up with old friends The Finding of Martha Lost is a remarkable magical perfect novel that completely took me by surprise and offered me one of the most enjoyable reading experiences and journeys Iave ever Deconstruction Omnibus had in a book Please if youave this book on your TBR or think you would like to read it do not even Jeszcze dzień życia hesitate to push it right to the top of the pile because it s a decision you will not regret 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 theyad found it impossible to review this Young Adult novel they The Southern Baptist Convention A Sesuicentennial History had all struggled to formulate their responses and define the impact itad made on them Of course they all actually wrote exceptionally elouently and competently about it far better I Grey Noise Conversations with Yoni Rei Future Fiction Book 14 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 Marthaas been raised by an over religious mother and she is told she can t leave the train station because it would collapse if she did that But when Beyond Reason Using Emotions as You Negotiate her mother dies everything changes and she needs to finder birth mother to be able to run the lost property place in the train station Then there is the lost suitcase that is said to belong to Mel Evans roadie to the Beatles The Finding of Martha Lost is an interesting and special book about a young girl coming of age Martha The Hobgoblin of Little Minds has grown up in a train station this iser world and she Pro Truth has never puter foot outside However everything is changing for Love Unscripted Love her I loved the whole train station world with its odd characters from the old man with the bowlerat living below in the sewers to the young man in a roman costume And Martha is a special girl she can see everything she touches istory from keys
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hockey sticksThe part of the story was something that I did not completely fall for I was way interested in the train world than what How To Make A Noise: a Comprehensive Guide to Synthesizer Programming happened with the suitcase and it didn telp that Max Cole the man that found the suitcase is an unpleasant person that Martha seems to fall for He s POV in this book didn t feel interesting I didn t mind the story about Mel Evens but I could not really find myself that interested in the storyline with Max and the second Mockingjay half of the story when Max shows up at the train station just felt a little bit less interesting because if that Still it a charming book I just wish Iad been a bit taken with the story and perhaps that it would Common Sense on Mutual Funds New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor have been a bit magical realism in the story than Martha ability to touch and know things about objects past I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy for anonest review 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 er mother is the She works at the Lost and Found Office in Lime Street Station Well er mother is the but Martha does most of the work According to Mother she was found on a train from Paris and since nobody claimed The Wood Wife her for 90 days Mother claimeder as Problemas, 22. Sumar, restar, multiplicar y dividir números decimal her own Also Mother raiseder to believe that if she was to step outside the Lime Street Station will perish Poor Martha She believes what she s told Despite er 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 er Mother s disapproval she loves to read and reads eve. Meantime there are mysteries to solve secret tunnels under the station a suitcase that may The Playboy Sheikhs Virgin Stable Girl The Royal House of Karedes have belonged to the Beatles the roman soldier who appears at the same time every day withis packed lunch Not to mention the stuffed monkey.