Lost

Lost Essie can tell from the moment she lays eyes on Harriet Abbott this is a woman who has taken a wrong turn in life Why else would an educated well dressed clearly upper crust girl end up in the Trian

  • Title: Lost
  • Author: Jacqueline Davies
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Essie can tell from the moment she lays eyes on Harriet Abbott this is a woman who has taken a wrong turn in life Why else would an educated, well dressed, clearly upper crust girl end up in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory setting sleeves for six dollars a day As the unlikely friendship between Essie and Harriet grows, so does the weight of the question hanging betweenEssie can tell from the moment she lays eyes on Harriet Abbott this is a woman who has taken a wrong turn in life Why else would an educated, well dressed, clearly upper crust girl end up in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory setting sleeves for six dollars a day As the unlikely friendship between Essie and Harriet grows, so does the weight of the question hanging between them Who is lost And who will be found

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    1. This is a hard book for me to rate. The prose was engaging. I liked the set up with 16 year-old Essie working in the sweatshop in NY lower East side, turn off the century. I liked the relationship between Essie and Harriet. I just thought that this book never really went deep enough. I wanted much more out of it. The story itself was a complete downer, and yes I get that this was a quasi-historical novel and all, but this was pretty grim. I've left funerals feeling more upbeat than I did when I [...]

    2. I've always been drawn to stories about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in NYC, March 26, 1911, that killed 141 people, mostly seamstress girls. I don't know why. Maybe a previous life?Jacqueline Davies has written a historical fiction that interweaves this tragedy with another tragedy at the time for which I was unaware. On January 26, 1911 The New York Times reported on the disappearance of a Dorothy Harriet Camille Arnold, the daughter of a wealthy family and niece of a former Supreme Co [...]

    3. I think it must be terrible to be lost, but so much worse to be forgotten. p. 230, Lost.There’s no chance in forgetting the characters in Jacqueline Davies’s Lost, so vivid and true are their voices. Like the more recent tragedy of 9/11, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911* is now burned into my consciousness as if with a hot brand. Seventeen-year-old Essie Rosenfeld lives on the lower east side of Manhattan in 1911. She has been taking care of her irrepressible, fierce bad rabbit o [...]

    4. This is THE best book of all time. Before, i didn't really have a favorite book, i just had lots that i thought were my favorites. That was before this book. The detail is incredible, the charachters are amazing, and the setting is great. overall this book is a must-read and should be on everybodys to-read list. This book beats any book of the twilight series -and i loved them all so its not like im saying anything is better-, its even better than the host -and i think that if i had to choose a [...]

    5. One of my Comp 102 classes is working with oral histories taken from survivors of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire for their current research/writing project. My favorite university librarian, a history buff, has been great about sending me articles and other information to share with the students. This week she loaned me Davies's excellent YA novel. I read it in two evenings. Davies intertwines two stories from the turn of the last century: the disappearance of the daughter of a wealth [...]

    6. Excellent story about friendship and loss. The author hooks you right away, and then keeps your interest with a cleverly woven tale based on two independent true stories from the early 1900s. Flash-back chapters in present tense alternate with the meat of the story, written in past tense, to give a sense that the main character is reliving those flashbacks.

    7. This book captivated me I could hardly put it down. When I first picked it up i was like, maybe I won't read this. I finished it a day, read the first half in the morning and second half at night. This book is horrifyingly good, I loved every second of it.

    8. A truly ambitious, impressive novel. I admire Jackie's ability to create an "unreliable" narrator who captures our sympathies. Well done, neighbor!

    9. Title / Author / Publication Date:Lost. / Jacqueline Davies. / 2009. Genre: Young Adult - Historical Fiction.Format: Book - print. 256 pages.Plot summary:“In 1911 New York, sixteen-year-old Essie Rosenfeld must stop taking care of her irrepressible six-year-old sister when she goes to work at the Triangle Waist Company, where she befriends a missing heiress who is in hiding from her family and who seems to understand the feelings of heartache and grief that Essie is trying desperately to escap [...]

    10. Historical fiction, family, friendship, death/grief, New York in the early 1900s, poverty, factory work.This is a beautifully written book that has sections that flash back in time between each chapter. Essie is denying/grieving the loss of her sister as she works as a seamstrees in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. A new colleague/friend Harriet Abbott is going through a similar situation. I think what I most liked about this book is that the author Jacqueline Davies wove actual historical event [...]

    11. Essie is a young lady working at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. A mysterious, secretive woman named Harriet is the new girl there and Essie is fascinated with her, to the point that she follows her around, eager to get to know who Harriet really is. Why is Harriet, who seems high class, working in such horrible conditions for low wages? At home, Essie takes care of her little sister, Zelda, as if the girl were her own daughter. Her mother, who is poor and harried, complains that Essie is spoil [...]

    12. This beautifully-written book offers both compelling characters in Essie, Zelda and Harriet, and a fascinating time and setting (Lower East Side Manhattan, early 1900s). On a deeper level, LOST is Essie's journey from grief and denial to wholeness and the future's possibilities.LOST's personalized view of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy toward the book's end is gripping and an important part of the plot, but even without this historic event or the sub-plot of a missing heiress, LOST woul [...]

    13. This is an absolutely lovely novel about a young girl named Essie who is a worker at the infamous Triangle factory. The novel toggles back and forth in time between when she was a young girl and her life as a teenage worker in the factory. There are many secrets in this novel which will tantalize readers. Why does Essie not accept that her baby sister has died in a terrible accident? Who is Essie's new friend at the factory who has a mysterious past? Essie is an endearing character, with her dev [...]

    14. Saw this book on Bookbub and thought the story sounded rather interesting. From the description,I had no idea that it would be as powerfully-written or quite so touching. The book weaves together two unrelated, highly-publicized news stories from 1911 New York City. More so than the stories themselves, the reader is transported back to the immigrant tenements of Greenwich Village and the life of a young Jewish girl who worked in the Triangle Shirt Waist factory. There was so much sadness in the [...]

    15. When I first read the jacket blip for this book, I was immediately interested. Here was a book that not only addressed one of America’s greatest work tragedies, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, but also depicted the lives of people during this time. I also loved that the language and actions matched the people of the era. Along with the historical view point, I enjoyed reading a fictional account that did not go bland with history. Davies did a magnificent job on research and was able to [...]

    16. I personally think that this book is really good for readers who like intense, historical fiction books like me. This book will get you on the edge of your seat because of everything happening in the story. I really recommend this book for those readers out there who like these kind of novels. I learned from the time period that people in 1900s had more trouble making money, finding and keeping their jobs than us now because people had been paid less back then and now we get more money than $13 [...]

    17. I debated giving this book five stars, only because I wanted more story! I wanted to read this book forever, which told me five stars was the right choice. I love the intertwining of all the stories and found myself burning through the pages. so quick and easy to read but continually interesting and thought provoking. Lost was a relatively short story that never made you feel dumb, just interested. actually, it actually made me feel smarter some how. just all around wonderful. I had never heard [...]

    18. I enjoy historical fiction like this where the author takes a few points from history (from newspaper headlines, in this case) and builds a story around it. As a writer, I also enjoyed the author's use of past and present tense. The flashbacks were written in present tense because, I believe, of how much a part of us certain memories become. I enjoyed this book so much, I think I will read again some day.

    19. Very interesting! The story of the hardships of the Rosenberg family arriving in New York in 1911. True to the time period! I felt like I was in the period! Also tying in the girls who worked in the triangle and after the horrendous fire. Beautiful story of survival

    20. I discovered too late that I had a young adult novel on my hands. Still, the author of The Lemonade War has written a smart little book here. Perfectly nice.

    21. This was had been on my TBR list forever, and then I got it out and it was in my TBR stack forever and then I finally decided that this was ridiculous and I should just read it. So I did.In this book, Davies intertwines the stories of two girls, Essie and Harriet, and also two historical events--the Triangle fire and the disappearance of Dorothy Arnold a few months before. It's straight historical fiction, with Essie as our narrator. I love historical fantasy as much as the next person, but it w [...]

    22. 8 days. I don't read books in 8 days. More like 30 days if I'm lucky. I rushed to the library to pick this up because something about the summary suggests that these characters might be relatable, and that somehow by reading this I could be comforted by their understanding. I've never done this before. I choose to read a book based on its premise, not the characters. I didn't even find the premise to be initially all that intriguing. Even though it didn't do that for me, it was a wonderful, hear [...]

    23. I read the book Lost by Jacqueline Davies. The book starts off by telling you about Essie, the main character's, baby sister being born. Later you find out her name is Zelda. Essie is basically Zelda's mom, because their own mother is depressed due to their father passing away. Zelda is adored by Essie. Essie is willing to do anything for her. You can definitely tell Essie loves her.Next, the book takes you to present day. Essie, works in a factory that makes clothing. She comes across,the new g [...]

    24. I have a mild obsession with immigrant stories from the turn of the century, especially those where the immigrants lived on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, so when the cover of this book caught my eye and I read the flap, I knew I wanted to try it.Essie and her family have already had their share of heartbreak. When we meet her, her father has recently passed away and her mother is giving birth to a second sibling for Essie. This baby, born when Essie is 10, becomes the child of her heart and [...]

    25. I would have loved this book if I'd read it as a young adult because of the emotion of the telling.The author did a wonderful job bringing to life a past time where hats were works of art, street grinders still had monkeys, and girls worked in sweat shops sewing shirts. The story is told by a nicely fleshed out main character who was both likable and sympathetic. The plot moves along at a good clip, helped along by a real life mystery. There were a couple of things that did bother me a little th [...]

    26. This was a very, very good book, and deep beside.For one: three huzzah to YA without romance as the main plot! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!Second: the protagonist is a strong, brave, intelligent and resourceful young woman, another thing that is in short supply in any literary genre, though recently it got better.Third: female friendship for the win! Though I have to admit I was far less interested in Harriet than in the other charactersAside from these bullet point, what I really loved was the portr [...]

    27. Grant LawsonHonors English 9Lost Book Review I have recently read the book Lost and I would have to give it a one. Essie can tell from the moment she lays eyes on Harriet Abbott: this is a woman who has taken a wrong turn in life. Why else would an educated, well-dressed, clearly upper-crust girl end up in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory setting sleeves for six dollars a day? But Harriet isn’t the only one who is lost. Essie wanders between the opposing emotions of her love for the young would [...]

    28. Essie is a young girl living in New York City during the early 1900s. We first meet her as a ten-year-old girl who stays home on the day her mom delivers a baby sister. When her mom doesn't show any interest in the baby, Essie takes over and the child becomes "hers." Essie's mother is too distraught from losing her husband and is overcome with worry that there will not be enough money to raise another mouth to feed. Later, Essie goes to works in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and it is there th [...]

    29. At age 16, Essie Rosenfeld is working at the Triangle Shirt Factory on the Lower East Side in New York City. Her family lives on the edge of poverty and the small wages she earns for working long hours, 6 days a week, help pay the rent, put food on the table, and spoil her little sister, Zelda. Early on, we get the sense that something terrible has happened in Essie’s life (Zelda has died), but it takes her the entire book for her to come to terms with her loss. This is why she befriends the n [...]

    30. Essie Rosenfeld lives on the Lower East Side of New York City during the early 1900s with her mother, her brother, Saulie and her little sister, Zelda. She works at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company and befriends a mysterious young woman there named Harriet Abbott. Essie can immediately tell that Harriet does not fit in with the other girls working in the ill-fated factory, and despite their differences the two girls become very close. There are plenty of subplots weaving throughout the story, as [...]

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