Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Found


Found by Fleur Ferris (Random House Australia) PB RRP $19.99 ISBN 9780143784326

Reviewed by Kylie Buckley

Elizabeth Miller (Beth) is a seventeen-year-old school girl who lives in a small rural town in New South Wales. She has been brought up in a safe and loving environment by her parents, is well-liked and has lots of friends. She has recently got a boyfriend, Jonah, whom she goes to school and has fallen in love with. Beth has a great relationship with her parents; however, they are somewhat strict and a little overprotective, especially her father. So, for the past six weeks she’s put off telling them about her relationship with Jonah.

Beth is anxious about telling her father her secret, yet she is looking forward to the relief it will bring when it’s finally out in the open. Little does she know that her secret will pale in comparison to the one that is about to be revealed. On the afternoon that Beth finally works up the courage to tell her father about Jonah, her safe little world comes crashing down. Unfortunately for Beth, a seventeen-year-old family secret is exposed, and the fallout is enormous.

Found is a fiction novel suitable for young adults. It is a captivating story from start to finish and is highly recommended for those who enjoy drama, mystery and suspense. The book is written from two points of view – both Beth’s and Jonah’s in alternating chapters. Interestingly, Beth’s point of view is written in first person and Jonah’s point of view is told in the third person. This is the fourth young adult book by Fleur Ferris. If you like this novel, you may also enjoy her previous books - Risk, Black and Wreck.

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