The Lost Characters

Milestoneville Collector's Edition Book Series

Fiction - Action
298 Pages
Reviewed on 06/16/2023
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite

In the interactive book The Lost Characters: Milestoneville Collector's Edition Book Series by Golden November, the crew is in a series of messes once more. Smith confronts GN about a mission mishap, leading to a meeting with Tessa. G arranges a fake book auction with Click Clack, Bookmark, Flower Rose, and June. Trapped at the auction, they face an unusual predicament. Sapphire discovers a valuable book with Cody and Buck. G and JBT plan a chaotic jump. Bookmark seeks Tessa out for a revenge operation. Tessa surprises G with tense results. Flower Rose seeks JBT's help, confronting Tessa, while June and G reminisce. The group searches for G and Dr. Yes, while G and June hitch a ride. Heather and JBT discuss a shooting and plan a trip while Rodney, Amy, and JBT must navigate the jungle to safety.

The Lost Characters engages readers in active participation rather than passive reading. Designed for group settings, readers physically enact the lines of the story, bringing the narrative to life. Instead of relying on textual descriptions, photos capture the essence of scenes as inspiration for readers' performances. Author Golden November always provides our family with a dynamic experience led by their creativity. Over multiple books, I have come to know the characters and they continually surprise me. We were laughing so hard through an auction scene where a book is going for thousands. Between a helicopter saving everyone and a continuing auction where the next book looks like it might go for a whopping seven dollars; they keep talking about it while basically rappelling upward. It's hilarious! Another hit out of the jungle by November.

Jamie Michele

The Lost Characters: Milestoneville Collector's Edition Book Series by Golden November revolves around a complex and interconnected web of conversations and storylines involving a diverse cast of characters who will be familiar to followers of the Milestoneville series—but easy to get to know quickly for those who are new two it. Two individuals named G and JBT embark on a mission to locate missing friends in a forest using a hang glider and face hilarious challenges along the way. Meanwhile, Tessa and Cody navigate through the woods and communicate with Smith, encountering their own set of obstacles. The storyline catapults from one crazy event to the next including a Renaissance Faire encounter, a rescue mission, a stolen briefcase, a fake book auction, and various personal interactions among the characters.

Setting aside the unique novel format for a moment, The Lost Characters by Golden November explores themes of adventure, mystery, deception, and the complexities of human relationships. November, via direct conversations between characters and nothing else, is able to fully reveal their motivations, past experiences, and the struggles they face as they navigate through their highs and lows. The highs and lows are occasionally literal like planning a flight to a guy who lives up on a mountain that may or may not be in Milestoneville proper, with G believing it to be part of Milestoneville, while JBT claims it's not; and William's amusing encounter with his granddaughter's cat at the tennis court. Readers are kept engaged by acting the scenes out, uncovering the wild resolutions to the group's shenanigans.

K.C. Finn

The Lost Characters is a work of fiction in the action, interpersonal drama, humor, and adventure subgenres, and forms part of the Milestoneville Collector's Edition Book Series. The work is suitable for the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Golden November. We’re back again with the iconic characters from Milestoneville in this new series which seeks to wrap up the saga and give the people we know and love a (mostly) happy ending. G and JBT are thrown into the next disaster that they’ll have to solve when two familiar figures get themselves lost. The domino effect of the disastrous search and rescue sends the rest of the town reeling as the drama runs high.

Author Golden November always delivers exactly what the audience wants from the Milestoneville series, and it’s strange to think that this new collection might actually be the end of the adventures of JBT and the gang. The humble bookstore hunters, store owners, adventure seekers, and bumbling townies are all back for this adventure with their signature brand of dialogue. I enjoyed the updated imagery in this edition that actually showed some of the characters in action, and as always, the images that have been chosen really illuminate the dialogue-driven scenes and keep you reading on swiftly. Whilst this was a concise adventure compared to some of the series’ more in-depth works, I thoroughly enjoyed the chaos and commotion as much as ever. Overall, I’d certainly recommend The Lost Characters to fans of the existing series, as you can’t afford to miss out on the ending to this fascinating and wild ride.