Chrissy’s Review: Lost in London by Cindy Callaghan

Lost in LondonLost in London
written by Cindy Callaghan
published by Aladdin, 2013

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Did I enjoy this book: 
I really did. I read it in a few hours (I’m sure it will take your young reader a bit longer), and I was completely hooked from start to finish.

Jordan is 12 years old and about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. I wish I had these opportunities when I was younger. She got to spend a bit of time in London as an exchange student. Of course you have the host family daughter who is Jordan’s age not really want to have to hang out with her. Caroline (the daughter) was a bit of a priss, and there were times when I really didn’t like her. But we have all had friends like that at some point in our lives. The friend who puts on airs and thinks she’s better than everyone else. But who can actually let loose and be “normal” when she doesn’t have an audience. Caroline’s friends were great. I loved that they wanted to hang out with Jordan and see the sights. My favorite scene is the one in the dungeons. It made me chuckle.

There is a bit of a mystery going on as well that Jordan and Caroline get unintentionally linked with. Is it farfetched? A bit, but it works for this book and audience. All in all, this a great adventure for your young daughters. And you will enjoy it, too.


Would I recommend it: I sure would! These are fun books, and I can’t wait for my daughter to read them.


About the book – from Goodreads: 
A tween’s foreign exchange experience lands her in London luxury—and some hot water as well!

Twelve-year-old Jordan isn’t unhappy, but she’s definitely bored. So when she gets the chance to take part in a London exchange program, she’s thrilled to ditch her small town in Delaware and see the world across the pond.

Unfortunately, Jordan’s host sister in London, Caroline, isn’t exactly enthusiastic about entertaining an American girl. Despite the chilly welcome, Jordan finds herself loving the city and Caroline’s group of friends, who are much nicer than Caroline herself.

And then a major misstep leaves Jordan and Caroline trapped together overnight—inside Daphne’s, the world’s largest department store. Given they have complete access to all the fancy shoes, designer dresses, and coolest makeup around, there are worse places to be stuck. But when the girls’ fun has not-so-fun consequences, Jordan’s wish for excitement abroad turns into a lot more than she ever bargained for…