A Psalm for Lost Girls

A Psalm for Lost Girls

Tess da Costa is a saint — a hand-to-god, miracle-producing saint. At least that's what the people in her hometown of New Avon, Massachusetts, seem to believe. And when Tess suddenly and tragically passes away, her small city begins feverishly petitioning the Pope to make Tess's sainthood official. Tess's mother is ecstatic over the fervor, while her sister Callie, the one...

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Title:A Psalm for Lost Girls
Author:Katie Bayerl
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ISBN:0399545255
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:363 pages

A Psalm for Lost Girls Reviews

  • Allison
    Nov 27, 2016
    Review to come!...
  • Bonnie Pipkin
    Dec 06, 2016
    This book is thick with gorgeous writing, nuanced characters, and heart-stopping tension. Katie Bayerl writes with precision. The story unfolds gracefully. I wanted to read this slowly to soak up the beautiful language in some moments. Delicious!...
  • Sonia
    Dec 14, 2016
    I have to admit that this book is aspirational for me. As someone who is currently writing a YA mystery/thriller, I know how difficult it is balance the building of suspense and construction of plot with character development and emotional depth, and this book has it all. The prose is taut and tight...
  • Meg Eden
    Nov 30, 2016
    WOW this book blew me away on so many levels! The narrative is tight, the characters are real--I'm not someone who binges on books, but I couldn't put this down! "A Psalm for Lost Girls" combines so many things you wouldn't expect to see lined up together: modern day sainthood, mental illness, girl ...
  • Carlie Sorosiak
    Nov 09, 2016
    I'm really cautious when anyone says "the writing's like Jandy Nelson's," because what could ever live up to that? Um, this book. Absolutely this book. A Psalm for Lost Girls is at once literary and supremely accessible. This novel is so many things: the story of a desperate small town, of sisters, ...
  • Stacee
    Mar 12, 2017
    I loved the premise of this book, so I was pretty eager for it. I liked Callie well enough. She's abrasive and maybe a bit mean and it all makes sense as to why. Danny was sweet and maybe a bit naive. I really enjoyed seeing their interactions together. The best part of the story was getting the jou...
  • Joanne O'Sullivan
    Jan 07, 2017
    This layered mystery expertly weaves together so many elements: family history and resentments, sisterly love and jealousy, community values and social mores, faith and an unsolved crime. At the heart of the story are sisters Tess and Callie da Costa, teen daughters of a single mom with deep roots i...
  • Rosalyn Eves
    Jan 21, 2017
    Katie Bayerl's debut, A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS, is incredibly lovely--a psalm to friendship and sisterhood and loss and the inexplicable things that make up our faith. I've always loved George Eliot's Middlemarch, and I'm fascinated by her premise: how a woman with the ardency and spiritual fire of St...
  • Julie
    Mar 14, 2017
    I got to blurb this book, and here's what I wrote:A mystery, a thriller, and a prayer, gripping and anguished, told in the poignant weaving of voices from beyond and voices left behind. – Julie Berry, Printz Honor author of The Passion of DolssaThis debut novel is fantastic, doing all things we...
  • Forever Young Adult
    Apr 17, 2017
    Graded By: RosemaryCover Story: EnshrinedBFF Charm: YaySwoonworthy Scale: Um? 6? And? Also 6? Equals 12? Or equals 0?Talky Talk: Sing Me a PsalmBonus Factors: Diversity, ReligionRelationship Status: LYLASRead the full book report here....