In The Lost Songs by Caroline Cooney, readers are introduced to many different characters, all with completely different personalities. First, we meet Lutia, who seems like the girl who does what she wants when she wants to. Doria is the quiet, good girl. Train and Kelvin are the bad boys. All of their lives intersect when they meet up in the church choir. The Lost Songs tells their stories and shows how certain decisions that they made have changed their lives.
This book was not one of my favorites by this author. It was a mixture of too many different elements: mystery, drama, and religion. It seems as though the author tried to add a little bit of everything for different types of readers while still trying to keep the main theme (believing in God and singing) going strong. I would give this book three stars out of five. It was a good book, but it just wasn’t a book that I would read on my own.
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