Title: Let’s Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
Summary (from Goodreads): 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.
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.
Recently, we discovered that the ARCs of Adi Alsaid’s new book, Never Always Sometimes, were finished! In honour of this event, I decided to do a review of Adi’s other book, Let’s Get Lost! Here is what I thought of this book.
First, one of my favourite things about this book was the different perspectives. I really enjoy when books have lots of perspectives, because it gives you a deeper understanding of what’s happening in the story and makes you like all the characters a bit more. One cool thing about this book is that all the characters are connected through one girl, Leila. She appears when they are most in need of a friend. Its kind of like a puzzle, or an equation. Each piece slowly fits together to complete the puzzle leaving you satisfied with the final product. I like this quality in a book!
Another great thing about Let’s Get Lost is how fun it is to read. The second I opened it, I was like, YES! ROAD TRIP! These kinds of books really appeal to me. I zoomed through this book. I love a good contemporary adventure kind of story to warm my soul. This was a very unique idea for a book! If you’re tired of those basic, predictable books, definitely pick this one up.
Finally, this book was so unpredictable. Who Leila’s next friend would be and their personality was a mystery to me. The guessing doesn’t stop until you physically close the book upon finishing it. I loved it so much! Again, my kind of book. These final twists are so exciting to read about!