Once Was Lost By Sara Zarr
Once was Lost was about as cliche’ as it gets. Fifteen year-old Samara Taylor is the preacher’s daughter in her small town in California. After her mother gets a DUI and is sent to rehab she turns into a stone cold person because she is forced to live with her father alone. She faces teen angst because everyone treats her different because she is the pastor’s daughter.
In the middle of the book, Jody, a local church and town 13-year-old goes missing. Nick, Jody’s brother finds solace in Sam and Sam finds his company useful until she falls for him. In the search for Jody, and the battles with her mother and her issues Sam finds her self and faith that she had once lost.
Personally if you’re thirteen years old this is a good read, but anything beyond that the book is boring and cliche.