Raymond J. Dunne, the sixteen-year-old hero of John Lekich’s teen novel, King of the Lost & Found (Raincoast), is an outsider. He is a fainter, a bleeder and a sneezer, and that makes him a freak at squeaky-clean Hargrave High. Raymond compensates by participating in the school’s accelerated leadership program, and he lives to do errands and help out a bit too much around the campus. He is so motivated to do good that he starts stealing to ensure the survival of his beloved (and necessary) lost and found. But when a cool, aloof senior named Jack Alexander takes a shine to Raymond, his life changes forever. Lekich creates a funny and believable character whose voice is authentic, charming and compelling. The story, which is always unpredictable and includes a hamster named Houdini, an eccentric millionaire and hidden treasure, is great.