Everyone calls Tillie “Lost and Found” because she’s so good at finding things. It’s not that hard really; her obsession with taking pictures of everyone and everything make it easy for her to go back and track what happened.
Hiding behind a camera makes her life easier as well.
Ever since a car accident, Tillie has walked with a limp, and the associated chronic pain influences every aspect of her life.
When Jake approaches Tillie with an unusual request, she doesn’t want to help at first. She knows how to find missing glasses and misplaced notes, not people. But ultimately, she agrees to help Jake find his missing dad. The search forces Tillie to take a more active role in her own life, and helps her to re-examine who she is and her relationships with those around her.
This mystery novel gently deals with important questions and childhood dilemmas. Worth a Thousand Words by Brigit Young is shelved upstairs in the juvenile fiction section of the Children’s Department. Fans of this book may also enjoy The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson, The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson, and The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers. These books are also shelved in the juvenile fiction section.