Death is at the heart of Lost and Found. The reality that it comes to us all, sometimes very suddenly and tragically with no rhyme of reason. The fact that many people don't have any real understanding of it until they are confronted with it. And also that grief is very much an individual journey with no set time frame or "right" way to experience it.
I understand why Brooke Davis wrote Lost and Found. It is clear that the tragic loss of her mother has impacted her life hugely and it is through Lost and Found that she has created a loving tribute. The writing itself is great and there is some really beautiful and clever prose throughout. I just didn't really "get" it in a truly deep way.
I won't say that I don't understand what the fuss is all about both here and overseas, I'll just say Lost and Found wasn't really my cup of tea but going by other reviews I am in the minority and that is fair enough.