A Place Called Here by Cecilia Ahern

Where do lost socks go?

The book in one sentence: An allegory of finding one's self.

Synopsis of A Place Called Here by Cecilia Ahern: A redemptive and captivating novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of PS, I Love You. Ever wondered where lost things go? Ever since the day her classmate vanished, Sandy Shortt has been haunted by what happens when something -- or someone -- disappears. Finding has become her goal. Jack Ruttle is desperate to find his younger brother who vanished into thin air a year ago. He spots an ad for Sandy's missing persons agency and is certain that she will answer his prayers and find his brother. But then Sandy disappears too, stumbling upon a place that is a world away from the only one she has ever known. Now all she wants, more than anything, is to find her way home.

My thoughts: 

I didn't like Cecilia Ahern's PS, I Love You very much, so I started reading this one tongue-in-cheek. And wow, I was blown away.

This is a dream-like story of Sandy Shortt, who in her youth, witnesses the disappearance of a classmate. She becomes obsessed with finding lost people and lost things. In her obsession, she loses herself, isolating herself from family, friends, and life.

On another of her wild goose chases for another missing person (which she has made a career), she discovers where all lost things and people go - "here." In a strange twist, the "missing person person" is missing! Sandy desperately tries to escape this strange world, and in the journey back home, re-finds herself.

Verdict:  A quick, engrossing read with dream-like sequences with a good moral to it. 


  1. This sounds like an incredibly unique book! I'm so glad you liked it - I'll have to read it sometime.

  2. Hi Emidy, it was bit of a surprise for me, and I really enjoyed it. Hope you do too!

  3. Thanks for linking me your review, I'm even more excited about it now!


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