Author: Adi Alsaid
Published: July 29, 2014
Hardcover: 338 pgs
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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.
First off, I have to say that I didn't read Let's Get Lost. I listened to it. The audio book was narrated by Amanda Cobb, and if you ever have a chance to listen to her reading of this story, you cannot pass it up! She does a fabulous job of voicing each of the characters and really drawing you into the novel. Her voice as Leila was absolute perfection.
That being said, I LOVED this book. As soon as I was done reading it, I was sad that I couldn't just hop in my car and get going. All I wanted to do was start road tripping across the country and find out how many adventures I could get myself into!
This novel is really five short stories -- one for Leila (our protagonist and road tripper), and one for each of the four characters she encounters. Each story is told from a different point of view, but all of them give you insight into who Leila is as a person and character. As you read each different story, you truly feel like you're on the roadtrip with Leila and going on a different adventure right alongside her. If you ever want a book to help you escape, this would be it.
Overall, I found the stories to be a little too clean -- meaning, they each ended with the perfect little ending that reminds you that it's not real life. But I'm okay with that. I like cheesy. I like endings tied with little bows because they make me think that life can be that way, even if I know better :)
Absolutely pick up this book and get lost with Leila. You won't regret it!
5 out of 5 stars!