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 Unclaimed Baggage
 Author: Doll, Jen

 Publisher:  Farrar Straus Giroux (2022)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 379 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 284926 ISBN: 9780374306069
 Ages: 12-18 Grades: 7-12

 Friendship -- Fiction
 Stores -- Fiction
 Luggage -- Fiction
 Lost and found possessions -- Fiction

Price: $9.01

Told from three viewpoints, teens Doris, Nell, and Grant find friendship and the possibility of love while working in Unclaimed Baggage, a store that sells items that went missing during airline travel.

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2018 Gr 9 Up—Nell moves from Chicago to Alabama in the middle of her high school career; she's not happy about leaving her boyfriend or her friends behind. She winds up working at a store that sells lost or left behind items from airports. Nell connects with her new coworker Doris. Together they start bonding with Grant. He used to be the town football hero before he drove while drunk, smashed his car, and broke his girlfriend's arm. Now he's trying desperately to regain control over alcohol and his life. The change of pace at the store from his football friends is helping him. They form a tight-knit trio who work to overcome their personal baggage and find their true selves. Doll's YA debut packs a punch. Nestled into this breezy book about friendship and love sits conversations on racism, religion, sexual assault, alcoholism, and life choices. The friendship among Nell, Doris, and Grant creates a safe place where the three of them can come to terms with issues and not be judged. The quirky store where they work sets the tone for the novel. VERDICT A great choice for fans of Morgan Matson's Since You've Been Gone.—Jennifer Rummel, Cragin Library, Colchester, CT - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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