Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid: YA Book Review
I was swept away by this book from the very first paragraph. The words flow easily across the page and I found myself clutching the backseat of a little red car as it navigated a journey of chance encounters, discovery and adventure.
Adi Alsaid has cleverly woven five unique, but interlinked, stories into one – an epic road-trip to the end of the world and back. His characters come alive on the page and will imprint on your mind so that they will be impossible to forget.
Hudson could hear the car’s engine from blocks away. He stepped outside the garage and closed his eyes, listening, picking apart the sounds so that he’d know exactly what he’d have to fix before he even popped the hood.
Recommended age: 13+
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. — Extract from Goodreads.com