By Kate Ward
Updated February 08, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST

In Have You Found Her, Janice Erlbaum volunteers at the NYC shelter she once inhabited as a homeless adolescent and bonds with Samantha, a brilliant but disturbed teenager.

Most Dysfunctional Moment
After a hospital visit, Erlbaum learns Sam may not be who she claims to be.

With pages and pages of filler (e.g., detailed accounts of petty arguments between Erlbaum and her hubby), this memoir fails to excite until its final shock-inducing 70 pages. C+