Published on October 16th, 2014 | by Andrea Liu0
Let’s Get Lost
“Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.”
Leila is on a journey to see the Northern Lights in Alaska when she comes across four strangers. Their lives collide as Hudson, Bree, Elliot, and Sonia find friendship and empathy with one another as they join mysterious Leila on her cross-country trip. As the miles stretch behind them, Leila helps them understand that life is a journey which doesn’t come with a map and that perhaps the best way to find themselves is to first get lost.
Uniquely narrated by each character in five parts and beautifully put together, Let’s Get Lost is a captivating and fun read about loss, hope, love and self-discovery.
Hudson is a mechanic who hopes to become a doctor, that is, if he can get into a good college. Bree lives on the edge and gets a rush when committing petty crimes. Elliot’s in love with his best friend… unfortunately, she doesn’t feel the same way. Sonia’s husband Sam is dead but she finds it difficult to move on despite meeting a great guy. And then there’s Leila. Mysterious, enigmatic, free-spirited and kind, Leila brings them all together as they each learn to deal with their personal issues while experiencing an amazing adventure.
Why You’ll Love It
This book is a journey, an escape from reality and a must-read adventure sure to inspire the wanderlust in you. Each character in this book is different, they each have their flaws and are experiencing various life-altering moments but manage to work through them with Leila’s help. It’s so easy to connect with each of these characters and the message to seize the day and to never give up is something that will resonate with all of us.
Choice Quote: “It was time to let go of the mad desire to remember. It was time to start living whatever life would come. In the present, not the past.”
If you enjoyed Let’s Get Lost, check out these books:
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares, published by Delacorte Press
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, published by Dutton and Speak
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith, published by Poppy
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, published by Simon & Schuster
Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral, published by Razorbill