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Lost in the Moment and Found Book Review
The Wayward Children series deals with many situations where children leave home due to abuse or neglect. Lost in the Moment and Found starts with Seanan McGuire reassuring readers Antsy escapes through her door before her situation escalates. As events began to unfold, the sheer terror and violation the audiobook narrator translated into Antsy’s voice broke my heart. I found myself crying as Antsy revealed to the reader the wrongness she felt, and being too young, the inability to understand what was happening to her.
When Antsy finds her door, it is to a place where people go to recover what has been lost. The Shop Where Lost Things Go. And while Antsy has a desire to go home, she knows it is no longer safe. Though she is subject to grand adventures, Antsy’s mind never strays far from what she herself lost. Antsy’s journey through grief and loss is heartbreaking. It shows how a child so young can have their innocence stolen from them, forcing them to grow up too fast.
Readers will catch glimpses of other worlds and learn more about the doors this series is based upon. Each door is another small adventure, giving Antsy moments of happiness, and allowing her to be a curious child over and over again. Allowing readers to recover alongside Antsy as she is given time to process and heal. Lost in the Moment and Found was another emotional and captivating story. Each novella is another snippet into a child’s life where the doors found them at their most vulnerable points, in order to show them their path forward.
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