Every once in a while you read a book that makes you smile, feel a bit giddy inside and generally feel happy about life, Let’s Get Lost is one of those.
Let’s Get Lost is split up into five sections, each told from the point of view of all five main characters.
The first four sections are told from the point of view of Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia and looks at how Leila comes into their lives and helps them with the big issue they’re facing at that point. The final section is told from Leila’s point of view.
Wow was this book beautifully written. I couldn’t stop smiling as I read it, it’s just one of those ‘feel good’ books, but please don’t mistake that for being cheesy because it isn’t. There’s no cheesy dialogue, it’s funny, thoughtful and at points, inspiring.
Though we don’t spend much time with each character, apart from Leila, they were all well developed with backstories and personality. I felt for every single one of the characters and found myself willing them on.
I think Let’s Get Lost would be the perfect summer read, especially if you’re going on a road trip. It’s the kind of book that fills you with wanderlust and that feeling of just going for something, even if you know it’s going to be tough and that’s something we can all relate to.
It did remind me of Looking for Alaska by John Green in the way that Leila came into strangers lives and turned them upside down and made a big impact on their lives.
Alsaid also managed to make you feel everything the way John Green does: you feel as if you’ve known these characters your entire life and you’re genuinely concerned for them and hope things turn out alright for them.
I honestly almost told my Mum about what happened to Bree over dinner as if I actually knew her. Now those are some crazy skills Mr Alsaid!
Let’s Get Lost is one of the few books that as I’ve put down I’ve wanted to pick it up and read it all over again.
This truly is one of the best books I’ve ever read and you can be sure I’m going to get myself a physical copy of this when it comes out.
In short: A beautifully written novel about roadtrips and facing something you’re scared of. You’ll be taken on a journey full of funny moments, silly moments, sad moments and wonderful moments. If you read one book this summer make it Let’s Get Lost for it is truly one of the best books I’ve ever read. (That wasn’t very short was it?)
Price: £4.98 UK Kindle / £5.24 paperback from Amazon UK (Prices correct on 28th July 2014)
Would I recommend it: Absolutely, especially if you’re a fan of John Green.