Friday, October 3, 2014
Book Review: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
I have this internet friend who got an ARC of LET'S GET LOST, and literally would not stop talking about it. So many of our conversations got roped back to this book, and every time there was a contest or giveaway, he'd tell me about it. Of course I entered them, and when I found out that I'd get to meet the author later this year (See me fangirl about meeting Adi and other authors HERE), I preordered the book. As soon as it arrived, and I finished my current read, I delved into it. Though LGL was not at all what I was expecting, I found it to be pretty fantastic.
This book is told from four different perspectives-- the four people whose lives Leila changes as she travels across country on a road trip-- and the first is Hudson, a mechanic from a small town who might be wrong about what his future has in store; second is Bree, who ran away from home and doesn't exactly care about breaking rules-- or laws; then there's Elliot, who fell in love with his best friend, only to have his heart broken; lastly is Sonia, who lost a part of herself when her boyfriend died, and who isn't sure if she can ever get that part of her-- the part that loves-- back. As Leila and her crazy red car come into these strangers' lives, they learn things about themselves that maybe they didn't know before, and each of them gain a friend in the process.
Four teens have their lives impacted, but there are five parts to this book, and the last one is told from Leila's point of view. After she's helped Hudson, Bree, Elliot, and Sonia, can she help herself? Or is it up to someone else to do for her what she did for her new friends?
This is a great road trip book. If you're going on one soon, I suggest you pack LGL and read it along the way. It's a very inspirational story, and I got quite a bit of enjoyment out of it. I loved it so much, in fact, that I'm part of the street team! You can get LET'S GET LOST at many many places, including Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Amazon of course, and most bookstores everywhere! I give LGL four stars, and I recommend it to anyone who likes road trip stories and soul searchers. Have you read it yet? I want to know what you think!