Book Review: LET’S GET LOST

Let's Get Lost

  • Author:Adi Alsaid
  • Published: 29th July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780373211241
  • Read: February 14, 2016
  • Source: Trade Paperback
  • Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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.


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The book itself says what it’s all about, being lost and getting lost. Let’s Get Lost composes five main stories including the main character, Leila. Most of the stories were pretty predictable but I was still moved by it, I supposed  it’s because of how the stories were presented and its way of writing.

I enjoyed every adventure that Leila had, and the feeling of mysteriousness on Leila’s part, on what really is her story, what happened to her, where she really came from because along the book she only shares tidbits of herself. She keeps on helping total strangers yet I couldn’t shake the feeling that she too, is lost and that sooner or later she would need to go home and face whatever it is that made her want to get lost and travel alone.


The real reason I picked up this book, besides its eye catching cover, is that I, myself, also want to get lost and escape my reality for awhile, and I did. I feel like I was also traveling along with Leila and meeting these people. But then this book has a common denominator, that’s getting lost is only a distraction. You are never really lost, you already know what you want or where you’re going or what you should do. You’re just scared to do it, or maybe you’re just not ready to. So when the time comes that you’ve gathered enough courage, you’ll find yourself taking control of the steering wheel and driving home without the help of a map/GPS because the truth is you know the way back home all along.


I totally recommend this book, especially if you enjoy Sarah Dessen books. Light but moving kind of novels, and full of realization.


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