I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
Published March 27, 2018
Hardcover, 258 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 5/5 STARS
(Thanks to FirstToRead.com I received an eARC)
FIRST TO READ SYNOPSIS:
Told over the course of a single day from three different perspectives, Gayle Forman’s newest novel about the power of friendship and being true to who you are is filled with the elegant prose that her fans have come to know and love.
The New York Times bestseller from the author of If I Stay
“Heartwrenching…If you are ready to be emotionally wrecked yet again, you are in luck.” – Hypable
A fateful accident draws three strangers together over the course of a single day:
Freya who has lost her voice while recording her debut album.
Harun who is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved.
Nathaniel who has just arrived in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose.
As the day progresses, their secrets start to unravel and they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in helping the others out of theirs.
An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and discovering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is bestselling author Gayle Forman at her finest.
I found it very interesting to see how the three main characters lived intersected, it was one of the most unique ways I’ve ever read about. The book was set up in a way that it jumped from each of the points of view of the three main characters. Normally I would find that very choppy, but the way it was written flowed seamlessly. I loved all of the pop culture references throughout the book, they made it very relatable.
There was a lot of diversity throughout that really helped me learn a bit about other cultures. I enjoyed all of the different aspects of each culture that were shown. It showed how the family dynamics were extremely different for each of their cultures, and I found it very eye opening. I love how each tidbit of backstory for each character was thrown in so sporadically, but right when you need to know. Each of the characters have an air of loneliness, even though they are all in different places of their lives.
I really enjoyed the whole book. It was very character based, which I love and they each seem to be defining their sadness is unique and meaningful ways. It’s so interesting to see completely different points of view and I will definitely be rereading this one again and again. It was such a moving book!