Date Released: February 17, 2015
Pages: 320 pages
Source: From Library
Rating: 3.5 Stars!
The Distance Between Lost and Found centers around quiet, shy girl Hallelujah Calhoun (or Hal/Hallie), who has her life changed over rumors of the night she spend with the preacher's son, Luke Willis. As she decides to go on a youth retreat into the woods and gets lost, she comes face to face with her emotions, but also friendship and romance. At first, the beginning chapters of the book were okay, nothing special, it was just a bunch of layout chapters. Later on when Hallie goes into the woods with Rachel and Jonah, two other teens from the youth group,is when things kick up and begin. I found Hallie to be a good characters, she had many layers to herself the more you read the book. She starts out as this quiet girl, but as the novel progresses she finds herself and even befriends Rachel and Jonah, two friends she never thought she would have until the night with Luke. And with all that going on, Holmes weaves in survival aspects into the story.
One thing I enjoyed when reading the book was the blending of a survival story with a protagonist finding herself. Holmes did a great job developing Hallie, but also Rachel, as a fun and spunky girl and Noah, a boy who opens up for the first time. Any reader could easily delve into this story because it is such an easy book to get wrapped up in. Alongside, readers also experience an emotional connection with all of the characters as they try to survive in the forest.
Ultimately, The Distance Between Lost and Found was a heartfelt book, that everyone needs to add to their TBR pile! It is definitely a great summer read and Holmes's simplistic writing will have you wanting to pick up the book over again!