Unclaimed Baggage

Unclaimed Baggage

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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Told from three viewpoints, teens Doris, Nell, and Grant find friendship and the possibility of love while working in Unclaimed Baggage, a store that sells items that went missing during airline travel.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374306069
Characteristics: 379 pages ; 22 cm


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Jun 09, 2019

In Doll’s debut YA novel, there’s a lot of baggage packed into the story, and I don’t mean just that of unclaimed luggage It’s the story of three teenagers in Alabama who work together unpacking unclaimed suitcases and selling the merchandise in a store. The teens seem so mature. I am sure I wasn’t that mature when I was that age. Evangelical bigots, interracial hatred, alcoholism and divorce are all problems packed into this well-written and believable story.

Mar 18, 2019

Jen Doll weaves alternating viewpoints from 3 teens together. You learn what a MacGuffin is (a really neat literary trick) along with the 3 teens. If you're a lit geek like me, you'll be fascinated by the concept and recognize its use in many classic stories you've read. It's not until part-way through that you realize this entire book is itself based upon a MacGuffin. Curious? Enjoy a great YA story? This is your book!

JessicaGma Dec 05, 2018

I really enjoyed this book set in a store that resellls (sells?) unclaimed baggage. Doris and Grant are the locals with Nell being the new girl from Chicago, and everyone has some more and less obvious struggles,m or dare I say BAGGAGE? to work through. I liked the different points of view, and setting it in Alabama added some extra struggle. Definitely worth reading.

Nov 18, 2018

Set in a store, Unclaimed Baggage, that sells items from airline baggage that was never picked up, the story is told by three teens that work in the store, . Each has recently lost something very important to them. Doris has lost her Aunt in a weird water accident, Nell has lost her friends and boyfriend when she had to move with her family to Alabama, and Grant has lost his star football player status to alcohol. Can each find what they need at Unclaimed Baggage?

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