Lost in Paris
written by Cindy Callaghan
published by Mix – Simon & Schuster – Aladdin, 2015
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Did I enjoy this book: This was another fun read from Ms. Callaghan. I enjoyed it, and I hope my daughter will enjoy it when she gets older as well.
Lost in Paris is a fun read about Gwen who is in Paris for her brothers’ lacrosse tournament. She gets to go on an adventure of a lifetime while there. It is quite amazing, and I couldn’t imagine being in her position. Are some parts of her adventure unbelievable? Yes. Are some parts unrealistic? Yes. But this is a book for tweens; you need the unbelievable and the unrealistic that seem believable. And the circumstances are believable-ish. I love the “sister” and pet sitter, Brigitte. I’d love to see her van in person! And Henri is a sweet “interest” for Gwen. All in all, a great tween read.
Would I recommend it: Of course! I can’t wait for my daughter to read it.
About the book – from Goodreads: Ooh la la! Gwen ends up on a Parisian scavenger hunt—with a cute French ami—in this M!X novel from the author of Lost in London.
Gwen Russell is thrilled to hear she will be heading to Paris with her family. Even though the main reason for the trip is to see her three older brothers play lacrosse, Gwen and her Mom have plans to tour the city when they can.
As soon as they land, Gwen is swept up in the city she has always wanted to see, and even meets a très cute boy named Henri. If that wasn’t enough excitement, Gwen finds out that her all-time favorite band is playing a one-night only concert in Paris—and there are tickets available to the sold-old show for three lucky people. The catch? Fans who want a golden ticket have to work for it via a scavenger hunt around the City of Light.
Through cryptic clues blasted out every day through a special website, Gwen and her new friends find themselves in a race against time—and against other die-hard fans—as they scramble to landmarks throughout Paris. And it turns out the concert tickets might not even be the biggest prize…