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After catching her boyfriend (and boss!) in bed with his ex-wife, and then getting fired from her job, Amanda Ross is heading home to East Eden, New Hampshire to nurse her wounds and figure out where her life is headed. Sounds simple right? As Amanda discovers, nothing is simple about being back home, least of all her relations with her family, her ex-boyfriend, and her taciturn boss.
Old friends, new loves, and plenty of gossip are all unknown additions to Amanda’s life. Will she get it all figured out, or will she learn that life, and all that comes with it, is a growing process?
Lost in Suburbia takes a simple and clichéd plot and puts a new twist on it through the voice of Amanda. This is one character who readily admits her life is a mess and who is very vocal about the fact that she has no idea how to go about fixing it. Amanda’s honesty, sardonic though it definitely is, makes this plot really flow. Complications are the order of the day, but she faces them with an intrepid boldness that is sure to win over the reader. As Amanda, and the reader, comes to find out, sometimes life’s disasters are actually saving graces in disguise. Elisa Adams writes a classy and humble story of the follies, fortunes, and experiences of Amanda Ross.