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Alien n Outlaw Galactic Alliance dAlly enjoyed under my pillow too so that part made me smile There were times that sheid frustrate me though particularly when she still believed mother s lies but overall I found 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 and her friends and her efforts to help them find themselves was beautiful to read about The author cleverly includes some of Liverpool s history into the story which I found fascinating to read about particularly the Williamson tunnels which I had never heard about I m a huge Beatle fan so I loved reading about them and their mysterious roadie Mal Evans I will Gem is Mine but Heart is Your definitely be finding out about him The ending was lovely and I must confess too having a tear in my eye at the end A great way to end a truly fabulous book This is the author s second book but the first I have read and I look forward to reading by her 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 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 they had found it impossible to review this Young Adult novel they had all struggled to formulate their responses andefine the impact it had made on them Of course they all actually wrote exceptionally elouently and competently about it far better than I will manage today but I was suddenly Financial Alchemy (Volume 1) desperate to get hold of Wallace s novel and find out exactly what had left these critics literally lost for wordsNow I have read it I totally understand their reaction Howo you write about something so magical inspiring uplifting imaginative uniue and stunning Wallace s command of language is so masterful anything I attempt to put into words will be seriously inferiorThe Finding of Martha Lost is set in 1976 Lime Street Station Liverpool Martha was abandoned as a new born baby in a suitcase on the train from Paris in 1960 Sixteen years later she still remains hopeful that someone will come to claim her from the lost property Narcissistic Abuse desk where waits the station is her home and she has never ever taken a single step outside of it in all her life As she waits her life continues with mysteries to solve secret tunnels under the station toiscover and a suitcase that might have belonged to the Beatles to Tardis - Timeline deal with But Martha wants solve the mystery of who she is and who her birth mother is The authorities have found out about her hiding out in the station and her time is running out If she can tiscover who she really is she will lose everything After all to have your happy ending you have to have your beginningI Alien Husband Alien Bride don t think I ve read a book that is wholly set on a station before but it made me realise how well such a location lends itself to inspiring fiction Stations are full of people journeys secrets beginnings endings and things that get left behind and forgotten The building itself automatically creates aramatic stage and Wallace ably evokes the atmosphere so that it is easy to visualise every nook and cranny You feel as if you are standing there pirouetting behind Martha and her group of colourful friendsIt s not just the setting and situation that are bewitching It is the character of Martha She is curious vivacious loving warm The Violent Stepfather 2 dramatic energetic colourful and out of a fairy tale She spins and twirls across the platforms oblivious to anything but seeing the best in things Her infectious inuisitiveness seeps out of her highlighting her childishness and naivety Yet her observations about people and the objects in Lost Property indicate a perceptive mind than many adults Such observations often seem uirky and too fairy tale like but in reality they revealeep insight and awareness Martha also has a special gift When I rub my finger over something that is lost I can tell how the item came to be lost However her real gift her real magic is being able to understand people s truths and hidden emotionsYes this is a book of magic and wonder where fairy tales and real life intermingle producing an intoxicating brew which will leave you thirsting for Martha collects

Books Which She Arranges 
which she arranges colour to create a rainbow of secrets It is her library of found books as she wants to collect lost words and let them have a voice She is concerned with showing respect for the books and seeing their beauty Some of the books have inscriptions which tell me a ifferent story to the one in the bookthese words weren t meant for me it s like I ve overheard a secret The inscriptions are a secret message between the book giver and the book receiver the reason for giving a book is another story of its own that interests her than what is printed on the actual pages Now I not only want to give even books as gifts but inscribe every book I will bestow in the futureMartha reflects on stories books and language throughout the whole novel The words lost and found are sprinkled across the pages as a constant reminder of Martha s need to find her birth mother and her own name Her responses to books are so innocent yet so original and astute I am jealous of the way in which she is able to view the worldMartha breaks all conventions For example of reading she says Sometimes I think it s ok to meet characters and then create your own story for them If a character is killed or hurt and I m not happy with that I turn back to just before the events took a nasty twist She is surely The Most Captivating And Beautifully most captivating and beautifully character in children s fiction that I have come across in a very very long timeAs her search for her birth mother name and National Insurance number continue Martha begins to receive books in the post with inscriptions just for her The books chosen are all brilliant choices to further illustrate the overriding themes of searching of lost and found for example I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Great Expectations and Stranger in a Strange Land And the uotes about fairy tales scattered between the chapters are eually effective and from eually great literary voices But they are not overly worthy just gently reminding us of the continuation of Martha s fairy tale as she picks UP THE NARRATIVE AND BEGINS THE NEXT PARTTHERE IS the narrative and begins the next partThere is to the story than just a world of words and an enchanting sprite It is an exploration of trust friendship uestions and answers love safety protection being lost and being found To borrow Martha wise words I wonder if being lost is about waiting to be foundThe adjectives that follow The Finding of Martha Lost across Twitter are remarkable astounding compelling endearingly breathtaking hypnotic surreal and simultaneously innocent and wise It s been a while since I ve seen such unrestrained passion over a new novel There were numerous blogs about this book and I can t list them all but three which I felt really captured the essence of Wallace s charming and whimsical book were bookaddictshaun Lindasbookbag and fromfirstpagetolast Have a look at their elouent and thoughtful reviews This is a Young Adult novel but the excitement and enthusiasm from the adult reviewers prove that children s fiction is pertinent to all ages and a great place to iscover talented and innovative writersAs other bloggers also found this review took far too long to write and was a real challenge Now as I come to an end I feel bereft at leaving the world of Liverpool Lime Street and Martha s storyBorrowing words from the book I Readers Guide to African Literature d like to end by repeating what is said to Martha You bringelight to all who cross your pathI hope you also take the time to Distributed Operating Systems Algorithms delight in Martha and her storyEnormous thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review. That someone keeps misplacingBut there is one mystery Martha cannot solve And now the authorities have found out about the girl in lost property Time is running out if Martha can’tiscover who she really is she will lose everything. The Finding of Martha Lost

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What a sweet novel I m fascinated by our ability to suspend our isbelief 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 E 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 iscovery but Caroline Wallace has Do Better done just that The Finding of Martha Lost is a book that I have looked forward for many many months I heard the author read from it at the Transworld event last year and was transfixed my gasp as she finished her reading was heard all over the room This story is beautifully told and that gasp was certainly not my lastMartha is a sixteen year old girl who has never left Liverpool s Lime Street station She was found there and has stayed there The woman who she called Mother always told her that if she left the station it would crumble and be no Mother took Martha in when she wasiscovered abandoned on the Paris to Liverpool train she gave her a home but she Toward a critical realist reading of African and African diaspora literatures. didn t give her any loveDespite that Martha is a joyful inuisitive girl who takes a thrill from spinning around the station concourse eating lemonrizzle 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 in her small world she loves 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 allowing her to find her own wayMartha s skill for finding things and her special magical touch that enables her to know just where a particular item was lost and why soon brings her to the attention of Max Cole an Australian who is on the hunt for the lost ashes of Liverpool legend Mal Evans Everyone in Liverpool knows about Mal the Beatles roadie and mate who was shot A WEALTH OF ACADEMIC IELTS ESSAYS dead in America His ashes went missinguring the journey home to Liverpool Max Cole claims that he s Dangerously in Love discovered an old suitcase full of Beatles memorabilia and finding Mal s urn would make him a very rich manBut Martha needs to find the one thing that has always eluded 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 the heartbreaking yet beautifully imagined story of how Martha begins to find herself Accompanied by George whoresses every BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) 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 has cleverly interwoven the true story of Mal Evans and the missing suitcase into her fictional story of Martha and her missing heritage Underneath Martha s joy and brightness is a startling vulnerability that only someone who has experienced pain could have expressed so beautifully Her characters are all broken yet are full of hope and belief there is aarkness that overshadows each of them yet as a team they are able to overcome their Accuracy and Stability of Numerical Algorithms demons and begin to shine brightlyThis is a book that is written for book lovers and avid readers by a book lover When the readeriscovers Martha s hidden book treasures they will feel 10 Mindsets That Can Cause Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Mess up Sobriety delight and joy It s like a Scouse Shadow of the Wind the absolute love of the written word shines though and Martha s explanation of how every book has than one story will resonate with everyone that adores books and readingLove being loved and how to love is the theme of this wonderful story along with abandonment and rediscovery Threaded with true Northern grit and Scouse humour The Finding of Martha Lost is a story that should be savoured enjoyedigested and remembered for a long long timehttprandomthingsthroughmyletterbox We meet Martha a Sixteen Year Old And Supposedly year old and supposedly Hepburn lookalike who works at the lost property office at Lime Street station in Liverpool along with Mother Not actually her birth mother though as that s a mystery to Martha who has been lost since she was a baby From the beginning she comes across as a happy hardworking and thoughtful young girl who at times is a little naive perhaps Alchemy Ever After due to not having much of a childhood what with working in the lost property office with little help from MotherThe story follows Martha her best friend Elizabeth nextoor in the coffee shop a Roman soldier and a mystery man hiding in the tunnels under the station as they aid her in the goal of finding out who she is and who she belongs to but importantly My Academia documents that prove she is a legitimate person otherwise she may lose everythingAs the story goes along we learn Martha has a special gift relating to the objects she gathers that have been lost by various people here I find it to be wonderfully fairy tale like Every item has a back story some were meant to be lost while others weren t and Martha can t help but yearn for her own story as to how she became lostread the rest of my review here The 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 helping to run the lost property office She neverared to leave the station as Mother told her it would crumble if she id so she would not step outside the station for fear Mother told her it would crumble if she id so she would not step outside the station for fear Pathfinder Player Companion: Alchemy Manual destroying the only home and people she knewBefore reading this book I never would have thought it possible for a train station to feel so homely and magical This story is filled with friendship love family secrets hope magic and selfiscovery Who would have thought so much could 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 AFRICAN AMERICAN URBAN do a little spinI adored Martha s love of books and her belief that a book is than just a book but has a variety of stories connected to it Her emotional connection with books really struck a chord with me as books have played a big part throughout most of my life If a book s been found the least I cano 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 help but love On the other hand 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 o 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 idn t hold my attention or feel as magical as the other parts of the story I believe in everything until it s The Gnostic Religion disproved So I believe in fairies the mythsragons It all exists even if it s in your mind Who s to say that reams and nightmares aren t as real as the here 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 honest review We need to talk about how I found myself feeling about The Finding of Martha LostCause I for sure am not lost about how I feel about this 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 her It’s been sixteen years but she’s still hopefulIn the. ,
OokYou could say I am finding myself with uite a strong opinion Enough of the puns Let s talk straight hereThis book had me hyped 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 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 edications spiral staircases and forgotten histories in a train station God And yet I just Mocktails didn t like it And it makes me sad Iidn t like it I super Clojure In Action 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 Io feel like a failed bookworm nowHowever I have to say Martha the main character was just too Southern African Literature: An Introduction daft Too crazy Too silly There is a bigifference 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 Martha has is that if she BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) doesn t procure certainocuments concerning herself she will be evictedSo the normal course of action here would be probably to go to a certain government office and apply for themNow I BWWM (An African American Romance) (BWWM Paranormal Scifi Romance) do understand that Martha is 16 a little bit naive and constantly abused by her insane fanatically religious mother butWriting posters and leaving them on the walls of the train station for a mysterious stranger to findoes not seem like a solution You African Literature: Overview and Bibliography do not hope strangers who send you books will come up with your National Insurance number You alsoo not just Aliens Rogue Aliens do nothing for 30ays or so and 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 at her when she makes the worst Eşti cool şi dacă vorbeşti corect decisions ever Sort of even when thugs show up in her office with weapons Or even when she nearly gets in trouble with a totalouche who s 20 years older hide spoiler 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 Fall for You deciding what to read next after finishing it because of the effect that book had 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 whilst somewhatifferent to In Her Wake has 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 Money Blues to Blue Money 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 practically hopping on the spot with excitement I have to admit that the cover is one of the reasons that I wasrawn to the book and of course the Facial Action Coding SystemInvestigator's Guide Part 16701 description of the book about a young girl that grows up in a train station after being abandoned in a suitcase 16 year old Martha has been raised by an over religious mother and she is told she can t leave the train station because it would collapse if sheid that But when her mother Alchemy for Women dies everything changes and she needs to find her 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 has grown up in a train station this is her world and she has never put her foot outside However everything is changing for her I loved the whole train station world with its odd characters from the old man with the bowler hat 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 history from keys to hockey sticksThe Beatles part of the story was something that Iid not completely fall for I was way interested in the TRAIN WORLD THAN WHAT HAPPENED WITH world than what happened with suitcase and it Alchemy Martial Supreme didn t help that Max Cole the man that found the suitcase is an unpleasant person that Martha seems to fall for He s POV in this bookidn t feel interesting I Nicholas Flamels First Codex 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 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 I had been a bit taken with the story and perhaps that it would 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 an honest review 5 Words Lost family love truth lossThis book was full of wonder and whimsy and I found it only too easy to suspendisbelief and plunge head first into Martha a magical worldMartha is a bit of a weird one but from her story it s easy to see why She has 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 happens and you remember that she isn t she s just this scared little girl who has never even left Lime Street Station never felt the sun Alien direct on her skinIid like that I was never uite sure of Martha I was never sure what was in her head and what was real what she saw in her visions or with her eyes When she first escribed George Harris I wasn t sure what she truly meant and it was only when properly introduced that I started to trust Martha As insular as Martha s world is the author has put so much into the setting Sights trust Martha As insular as Martha s world is the author has put so much into the setting Sights smells and colours and people The escriptions were sometimes so vivid that I even felt a bit sick at times sorry William I loved the music and ance and the passion of the characters Except Mal No one likes MalThere are lots of small mysteries but there is also huge a thread of mystery throughout the story and I have to admit that I hadn t worked it out until just a the story and I have to admit that I hadn t worked it out until just a paragraphs before the reveal It was a great feeling coming to the same conclusion at the same time as the characterBut what about that suitcase in the basementThis was a wonderful wistful whimsical read an enchanting story 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 her life miserable When tragedy strikes and facing eviction Martha sets off to find out who she is Helped by the enigmatic Elizabeth her new friends and an anonymous person who communicates via a poster Martha must iscover 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 both heart warming and heart breaking The setting of Lime Street station was brilliant and I loved learning about all the secret hidden places that the public À quoi rêvent les algorithmes don t normally get to see It was lovely to see the sense of community that existed at the station and how everyone ralliued around and stood up for Martha The fact that her friends were all outsiders misfits from the station too was very heart warming to read about and I really enjoyed reading about Martha s interactions with them Martha is a great highly likeable character who goes on a huge journey throughout the book as she tries to figure out who she is It s not an easy journey for her and parts of it might make you cry but I so wanted her to succeed and have the love she wanted Her love of books was a particularly nice touch and it was nice to read about her thoughts on the books she s read I used to put books I re. Meantime there are mysteries to solve secret tunnels under the station a suitcase that may have belonged to the Beatles the roman soldier who appears at the same time everyay with his packed lunch Not to mention the stuffed monkey.

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