The Lost Causes

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They’re a group of teenagers that everyone has given up on, the lost causes. After they’re called into a meeting for a support group, they quickly realize that it was a facade by the FBI. Suddenly their problems of depression, anger, hypochondria, OCD, and addiction don’t seem to be much of a problem anymore; instead, they have a range of new abilities. They must find a way to work together to uncover shocking secrets of the past and find a killer hiding among them.

Suspenseful and action-packed, The Lost Causes gets better with every page in a coming-of-age story that’s brilliant, funny, and dangerous. These five teenagers are dubbed lost causes by everyone around them, but as they form a friendship, they prove what they’re capable of and become unsuspecting heroes. Their relationship with each other is compelling and pulls you further into the story, making you want to root for them. The characters are incredibly well-developed, layered, and flawed but also honest and sincere, real people who can be related to. It’s a murder-mystery inside of a hero’s journey, a story of friendship that’s full of emotion and heart. Full of twists and turns, The Lost Causes is an addictive read!

Chris Hayden

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Author Jessica Etting • Alyssa Schwartz
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 344 pages
Publisher Kids Can Press
Publish Date 2017-Sep-05
ISBN 9781771388443
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Issue December 2017
Category Young Adult


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