“It was time to let go of the mad desire to remember. It was time to start living whatever life would come. In the present, not the past.”
― Adi Alsaid, Let’s Get Lost
Book Title: Let’s Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publication Date: 2014
Genres: YA Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Realistic Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 3.78 Stars
My Rating: 3.75 Stars
Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.
Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.
There’s HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.
Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila’s own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you’re looking for is to get lost along the way.
1. Such a unique point of view! After reading the synopsis on the back of the book, I really thought we would see Leila’s travels and all the people she meets along the way. Or that they were all on a road trip together. NOT SO. Each section is from the point of view of a person that Leila meets, meaning we don’t really know Leila’s whole story, but we see how she impacts four people from their point of view.
2. I liked all of the characters. They were all flawed, but overall, I really enjoyed meeting each character. I was
entranced by all of the adventures, from Bree’s joyriding to Sonia’s Canadian adventures. Plus, the struggles that the characters are going through are each so relatable and interesting.
3. I’m glad we finally got Leila’s story too. Leila gives so many variations of her life to the strangers she meets, so when I saw that the final section was from Leila’s point of view, I was thankful. Her story is one of the most interesting ones!
This novel was unique and interesting, and I would recommend it for a quick, light read.. A great summer book!
“Funny, how it took a little bit of pain to remember that certain parts of yourself were alive.”
“People hurt each other. It happens to everyone. Intentionally, unintentionally, regretfully or not. It’s a part of what we do as people. The beauty is that we have the ability to heal and forgive.”
“I don’t really ever have to tell myself to seize the day. It’s just, whenever I’m not, I feel like I’m slowly disintegrating or something. Like my soul is itching, and I’d I don’t actively live my life, it’ll never stop.”