Monday, August 18, 2014

REVIEW: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid~ BEA 2014

Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: ARC received from Publisher at Book Expo America 2014
Buy it at: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

*This book was received from the publisher, but it did not influence this review in any way *

My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis (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 names LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone 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 leave 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.

Let's Get Lost is a contemporary novel about four strangers that meet one girl in the most random circumstances. Each sharing their own story with the girl that changed their lives.

Leila is the main character in this novel with five short stories detailing each encounter. Hudson, Bree, Sonia, and Elliott don't know each other and they definitely don't know what they are getting themselves into when they meet Leila, but they take a chance on her and trust her without really knowing her. In away, she does the same to them. I love how these random encounters turn into so much more. We don't know this in the beginning, but Leila needs these relationships just as much as they need her. She's looking for something throughout her journey and somewhere along the way she finds what she needed without really knowing it. They save her in the same way that she saves them. During Leila's chapters you get to really know her and what you learn is slightly shocking and sad, but seeing her persevere and continue on is beautiful and refreshing.

It's such a feel good story. The author really gets into his characters minds and creates relationships that seem genuine and heartfelt. If you're in the mood for a feel good story, you MUST read this!

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