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Lost and Found Hardcover – July 1, 2008
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The story as described on the back cover is the classic tale of switching places with someone and fooling people, but with a twist. Identical twins Jay and Ray, in their first day of sixth grade, find out upon starting at a new school that due to a mix-up the school only knows about one of them. Due to issues with being a twin and watning to see what life is like as a non-twin, they devise a plan to fool everyone. One twin gets to stay home and goof off while the other goes to school. They switch back and forth. Of course the issue is how and when will they be discovered or reveal the truth? And what kind of tangled web does lying weave? I thought the plot was a great idea and figured my boys would love the idea of the switching and the suspense.
The thing that surprised me the most about this story was that the focus of the action in the story was something never revealed on the book's description: it is about the boys getting crushes on girls and vice-versa. Right off the bat one boy is attracted to a girl and tells his brother to tell him to be sure to tell him if he kisses her. The other brother has a love interest in a different girl, so things start to get confusing. The publisher states this on my copy of the book is for children ages 8-12 and frankly I'm a bit surprised that the focus is on physical attraction, crushes and hopes of kissing.Read more ›
Until Jay Grayson goes alone on their first day to sixth grade at the new school in their new town. His identical twin Ray stays home sick. Since Jay has never done anything alone, he enjoys the solitude, the separateness. Ahhhh. The strange thing is that all day not one teacher calls his brother's name. In the afternoon he has a chance to take a quick peek at the student folders. There's not one for his brother! Then he discovers the mistake. The two folders are stuck one inside the other. No one knows there's a twin. There's only Jay Grayson.
Therein is hatched the plot to pass the twins as one. They take turns going to school. After all, their own mother has to look for the one identifying birthmark to know absolutely which twin is which. No one ever chooses to be friends with just one twin. How does a kid decide, when they look alike? It has always been a threesome. Then there's the name thing. Their parents named them Jay Ray and Ray Jay. Yes, they did. That really enhances their identical identities. Yet, they are very different. Where one excels, the other declines. Even their tastes in girls differ as they find out during their week as one boy.
Andrew Clements has written another winner to join Frindle, The School Story, and A Week in the Woods.Read more ›
All their lives, 12-year-old Jay and Ray Grayson had been in the spotlight, what with being identical twins. So, plenty of being pointed out and being made much of, everywhere they went. It's fun being part of a set, yes, but, sometimes, it does get annoying. Having just moved to Ohio, the Grayson family embarks on a fresh start. And when a clerical snafu fails to register one of the twins to their new elementary school's roster, well, it was really too good of an opportunity to pass up...
LOST AND FOUND is Andrew Clements' latest, and it isn't his best. But let me backtrack a little. I've read quite a bit of Andrew Clements' stuff. Mr. Clements is an ex-teacher who became a wonderful writer of children's books. In 2002, he ventured into Young Adult territory with THINGS NOT SEEN, a truly marvelous novel and a recent favorite of mine. Clements has a way with words. His style isn't at all fancy. Instead he writes with a directness and an unassuming simplicity, and you, whether young OR old, find yourself instantly connected and immersed. Guy's a born storyteller. His tales manage to be both hugely entertaining and thought-provoking. His run of excellent books is tremendous: Frindle, The Landry News, The Report Card, No Talking, ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lost and found is a really good book! Jay and Ray are two boys who are twins and hate being twins because no one can tell them apart. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Connell Timothy
Andrew Clements books are a great read, always. This is another in a long line of stories that are wonderful for later elementary students.Published 4 months ago by C Gohman
This was a great book!! I'm a 10 year old girl and I kept wanting to read more chapters at our nightly reading! It will entertain us kids, VERY MUCH!!! Good book! Buy it! Read morePublished 7 months ago by E. Armstrong
I chose this rating because I have read better but it was pretty decent. I would recommend this to any kids.Published 10 months ago
Clements has a good writing style to help get young non-readers started.Published 15 months ago by q
I love Andrew Clements he is such a great writer. I love the way he can think like a kid.Published 17 months ago by abby yarbrough
I love the book it is so interesting to read this book is so good that I will read this book again and again and againPublished 18 months ago by Katie Shackelford