Let’s Get Lost
By Adi Alsaid
Publication date: July 29, 2014
Harlequin Teen, 352 pages
Source: A gift from my friend DJ! Thank you, sir!
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.
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 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.
— Goodreads.com description
I love road trip books. I love love love them.
And Let’s Get Lost was a unique one — instead of just following Leila on her road trip to see the Northern Lights, the story follows four people she meets and whose lives she touches along the way.
It’s quite lovely how it shows the impact you can have on someone’s life if you are as open-minded and as giving of your time as Leila. And I love her spirit — she’s a force, that girl!
But we didn’t get to know her at all until the very end, which made her too manicpixiedreamgirl for my tastes. I am just not into that. And then when we did get to know her…her story was so far-fetched and underdeveloped that it didn’t sit well with me.
I was definitely a fan of the spirit of this book and the creativity in its telling, but my lack of connection to Leila meant I didn’t love love love it.