Title: Let’s Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid
Release Date: 07/29/2014
Reviewed by: Olivia
Leila is stuck trying to find what she can’t remember. She’s a lost, mysterious girl with a charming smile and a red-hot ride. Her goal is to make her way to Alaska where the Northern Lights dance over the night skies. But she learns something she never expected to – maybe the trip can be more important than the destination.
Meet Hudson – the Southern boy who thinks he has his life planned out perfectly. And there’s Sonia – the broken-hearted bridesmaid to her dead boyfriend’s sister. Along the road is Elliot – a movie junkie who almost makes the worst mistake in his life. And last, but not least, Bree – the runaway with a lost dream.
The story follows these four complete strangers scattered across the United States who all have one thing in common – Leila and her fiery red vehicle. Each one of their lives gets changed forever when they cross paths with the spunky, raven-haired gal. But what they all never knew was getting lost may be the one thing they needed all along.
To start off, this story wasn’t what I expected. There were lots of twists and turns. Every time I flipped the page there was just this summer aura that was practically flowing from the pages. The writing was simple but sweet and the plot carried the five different stories well. Everything sort of flowed and I think that’s what I loved most about Alsaid’s writing.
And the CHARACTERS. These characters were lovely, each and every one of them unique. They were crafted in their own ways, making them come alive. I wanted to scoop each one of them into my arms and give them a big hug. Their stories all involve something each of us readers can relate to which made them so real.
This is definitely one I recommend to all John Green fans. Alsaid has got that realistic, summer feel to him that will have you diving in. I find these sort of stories the most fun to read – the light hearted, easy, but memorable novels strong and important. And Let’s Get Lost falls into that category perfectly.