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The Lost Girl of Astor Street - Review

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"Lydia has vanished.

Lydia, who’s never broken any rules, except falling in love with the wrong boy. Lydia, who’s been Piper’s best friend since they were children. Lydia, who never even said good-bye.

Convinced the police are looking in all the wrong places, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail begins her own investigation in an attempt to solve the mystery of Lydia’s disappearance. With the reluctant help of a handsome young detective, Piper goes searching for answers in the dark underbelly of 1924 Chicago, determined to find Lydia at any cost.

When Piper discovers those answers might stem from the corruption strangling the city—and quite possibly lead back to the doors of her affluent neighborhood—she must decide how deep she’s willing to dig, how much she should reveal, and if she’s willing to risk her life of privilege for the sake of the truth.

From the glitzy homes of the elite to the mob-run streets of 1920s Chicago, Stephanie Morrill’s jazz-age mystery shows just how far a girl will go to save her friend."


I had the privilege to read this book in advance and I am stunned by the story and the fantastic characters. To be honest, I didn't really expect much out of it before I began reading it as I've never read a lot of this genre. I changed my mind very fast! As soon as I began reading I got pulled into a very convincing and lifelike 1920s. It truly felt as if I was there in the middle of the action. 

The characters are very interesting and well written. All characters had a purpose in some way and it felt as if I got to know them all very well. I loved Pipers personality, she's strong and independent but still vulnerable, she seems real. 

The story is amazing and very original. I loved the way every loose thread was tied together in the end. Everything happened for a reason. As a conclusion, The Lost Girl of Astor Street is a fantastic YA book with a fantastic story!
The book is released on February 7th.

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