Reviewed by JodiG. for TeensReadToo.com
Meet Raymond J. Dunne. Raymond is one of the more popular students at Hargrave High. Unfortunately, he is known for being a sneezer, a fainter, and he is prone to fainting spells. While he may be well-known, Raymond is definitely not one of the cool kids.
In addition to his afflictions, Raymond is also dealing with the fact that his mother has moved away and started a new life that he doesn't fit into. His father, who is financially strained, has a new, underground restaurant venture.
On the bright side, Raymond has earned the trust of the school's vice principal and is solely responsible for the Lost and Found, which is really just a small space with rag-tag items that nobody ever bothers to reclaim.
Now, the Lost and Found is in danger of being closed down. With the help of the older, and much cooler, Jack Alexander, a new plan forms that will not only save the Lost and Found, but will also make Raymond the gatekeeper to one of the coolest clubs in school.
John Lekich has created a hilariously funny and endearing character in Raymond J. Dunne. KING OF THE LOST AND FOUND is a wonderful book for anyone who has ever struggled with insecurity or the feelings of being an outcast.