The Lost Songs
Caroline B. Cooney
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385739664 (ISBN13: 9780385739665)
This is a book I would definitely pick up again. The Lost Songs follows 4 totally different teens with only 1 thing in common. Music. Cooney does switch narrators between them so the reader can get their different perspectives. I found this worked well for this story. Being inside of each teen's head brings the stories together fluidly and allows the story to complete well by the ending. I did like the characters. Cooney gave just enough background of each to give the characters a little fuller depth to what each was struggling with as a teen. The one thing that I thought wasn't quite right was the character, Lutie, having 2 different residents and choosing daily between which aunt to stay with. Over all, though, I did enjoy the book and would recommend it.