Title: Let's Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid
Genre/s: YA Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Released Date: July 29, 2014
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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.
Meet Leila, the carefree, adventure-loving, Tuesday-seizing owner of a very red car. Her roadtrip toward North brought her, not only fun-filled memories but also, newfound friends in Hudson, Bree, Elliot, Sonia and Dee. (I believe, this kid needs to be mentioned, too.)
Is it weird if I say I love everyone in this book? Because I am totally smitten. Every character felt real and believable, with flaws, insecurities and vices. They were all memorable and unique in their own kind of way. Most especially Stoner Timmy. That dude and his cryptic/funny dialogues will stay in my brain for weeks.
Each of the 5 stories, is a gem in itself. There’s a story about love, dreams and decisions. There’s a story about making the most out of life, of being brave and how important family is. There’s also a story about chasing the girl, letting go of the past and finding yourself. The author did a great job writing these stories. It’s so easy to relate to the characters and empathize with them.
Adi Alsaid's debut novel is nothing short of amazing. Let's Get Lost is the kind of book I would love to get lost in, again and again. And I can't wait to read more from this author.