Book Review Of “All The Lost Things” By Michelle Sacks @littlebrown

A simmering family drama about a father and daughter who embark on a road trip through the American South — but what they’re leaving behind is as important as what lies ahead.
When we first meet seven-year-old Dolly, she immediately grabs us with a voice that is both precocious and effervescent. It has been a while since her dad has spent time with her, just the two of them, and so when he scoops her up and promises to take her on the adventure of a lifetime, Dolly is thrilled. 
The first days on the road are incredibly exciting. Every pit stop promises a new delight for Dolly and her favourite plastic horse, Clemesta, who she’s brought along for the adventure. There are milkshakes, shopping sprees, a theme park, and all the junk food she isn’t allowed to eat under her mother’s watchful eye. And, for the first time, she has her father’s attention all to herself. But as they travel further south, into a country Dolly no longer recognizes, her dad’s behavior grows increasingly erratic. He becomes paranoid and irresponsible, even a little scary. The adventure isn’t fun anymore, but home is ever farther away. And Dolly isn’t sure if she’ll ever get back.
A compulsively readable work of psychological suspense from the first mile to the last, All the Lost Things introduces a remarkable young heroine who leaps off the page, charts a life-changing journey, and ultimately reveals the sometimes heartbreaking intersections of love, truth, and memory.

Thank you Little Brown for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars.

I loved Sacks last book “YOU WERE MADE FOR THIS” and devoured that book within hours! So, when I was presented with the opportunity to choose this book as part of my monthly Ambassador package, I was so excited!!

I loved that this book was fully narrated by a 7 year old, and her toy horse. I was a bit apprehensive at first, that I would enjoy it, but I actually really did. The only real complaint I had was It would have been nice to have a few chapters of the dads P.O.V. I wanted to know what his mindset was.

I enjoyed the pacing of this book, and Dolly was just such a great little character. When I got to then end, and everything came to light, I really had to fight back the tears. I am now adding Michelle Sacks to my list of Auto Buy Authors!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42283319-all-the-lost-things

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