Lost for Words by Alice Kuipers

Lost for Words by Alice Kuipers is one of the 20 Michigan Thumbs Up! award book selections of 2010.  The complete list and voting information is available from the MLA website or at your local library.

After the tragic event of last summer, Sophie feels cut off from her mother and her friends.  But this year is going to be different and she is going to try to be more like her old self.  So taking the advice of her therapist, she begins a journal to express her confusion and fear.  Slowly, Sophie starts to reveal the trauma that shattered her life and comes to grips with the facts that she is no longer the same girl.

This was Kuipers’ first teen book.  She is working on her third book.

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Beth is a Librarian at the Gaines Township branch of KDL. She really loves reading, especially all the wonderful teen books, but also enjoys genealogy and crafts!

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