Friday, March 13, 2009

Mackenzie, Lost and Found by Deborah Kerbal

Characters: 17/20
Setting: 9/10
Plot: 18/20
Originality: 20/20
Writing: 18/20
Recommendation: 8/10
Overall: 90/100 or A
Fifteen year old, Mackenzie Hill is still mourning the lost of her mother. Mackenzie is lost in her grief. To make matters worse, her father has decided to leave the only place she ever knew and the memories of her mother, to go to Israel. Her father gave her the deal of having three months in Israel and then she could always go home if she wanted to.
Mackenzie falls in love with the culture. She becomes friends with Marla, an American girl. Mackenzie also finds Nasir, a Muslim... that she finds herself falling for The three months past, Mackenzie decides to stay without a though. She also finds out that someone is selling artifacts at the Souk. Will Mackenzie be able to find the seller, while being able to keep Nasir?
Mackenzie was an amazing character and I liked learning about her. The setting of Jerusalem, was well done. I have had family there and they commented on the craziness, invisible divide between religions, and the culture. I love the whole star-crossed lovers feeling between Nasir and Mackenzie. I wished for a better ending, but the ending was still really good. I also liked how religion wasn't so overpowering, like I though it might be.
Overall, Mackenzie, Lost and Found is a fantastic book and I recommend it. Kerbel creates such a real setting and plot. Her writing style was flowing and makes you want more. I can't wait for more books from her in the future.
Take Care, Sarah.


  1. Excellent review! Another one to add to my Wishlist :)

  2. this sounds really unique, hm.
    Not sure if it is my type of book, and the cover looks a little strange, but nice review! :)

  3. p.s. I'm hosting a giveaway over at my blog, if you'd like to look :)

  4. This book looks really interesting. I didn't think I would want to read it at first because I thought it was going to be really religious but I'm glad that you mentioned that it's not like that. I'm definitely going to be adding it to my to-be-read pile.

  5. This book sounds really good! I like your review, I really want to read it. I'm glad that the region isn't overpowering, otherwise it might be distracting.

  6. The premise sounds so great! I can't wait to read this.

  7. Great review! I can't wait to read this.

  8. Oh, this does sound good. I didn't know what it was about before...but it's cool that the book takes place in another country.


  9. this book sounds really great and original great review

  10. Something about the cover keeps catching my eye on this one, but i'm not sure what. It sounds good, too, though, so it's all cool. :)

  11. I have been wanting this book for the longest time, can't wait for it!

  12. Will be looking out for it on the bookshelves!


  13. Wow, this sounds really good.
    Awesome review!

  14. Sounds like a good book to me! Can't wait to read it!

  15. This sounds like such a great book! Thanks for reviewing it!

  16. The plot seems pretty interesting, and you gave it a high rating, so I'd love to check teh book out. (:

  17. Not sure why I can't post, if the previos post comes up twice, sorry!


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