May 01 2018
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YA Review for I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Reviews / 5 Comments

YA Review for I Have Lost My Way by Gayle FormanI Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
Published by Penguin Teen on April 1st 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
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A brand-new, heart-wrenching novel from the bestselling author of If I Stay and I Was Here, Gayle Forman.
 
Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from home to find the boy that he loves, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City after a family tragedy leaves him isolated on the outskirts of Washington state. After the three of them collide in Central Park, they slowly reveal the parts of their past that they haven't been able to confront,and together, they find their way back to who they're supposed to be.
 
Told over the course of a single day from three different perspectives, this is a story about the power of friendship and being true to who you are.

 

 

 

 
I Have Lost My Way follows three young adult who are just shuffling though the live they’ve been given. Each has their own troubles to work on and work through, after a chance encounter brings them all together, it might be just what they all needed. Our three narrator take us through each of their stories.

First, Freya. She has lost the one thing that she loves the most, her voice. As a person who grew up singing in the chorus at school and and at church, this is something I couldn’t imagine going through. Music certainly makes the world go round, at least for most. Nathaniel, our second, just seems lost in the world around him, but with a father like he’s grown up with I can understand why. He needs to find his way again. Lastly, Harun. He’s been keeping his sexuality a secret from his friends and family. His families religion is important to them, and sexuality goes against their beliefs. So, Harun feels like hie is living a lie keeping it to himself. You love who love, and I just wanted him to find some peace and happiness with this love.

The bond between these three forms quickly and their is a sweet relationship that blooms between Freya and Nathaniel. Sometimes the people you need the most just appear at the right time and they might not be who you’d ever expect either. Maybe even a completely stranger, who happens to understand what you’re going through. This was such an emotional story, and so completely captivating. I started and finished this in one sitting because I just couldn’t put it down, I wanted something good to happen for all of them so badly. My daughter will be starting this soon and I am looking forward to seeing what she thinks of it too.

I Have Lost My Way was a poignant story of love, forgiveness and finding yourself through the world we live in today. Another wonderfully written and beautiful story from Forman…

 

 

 

 

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Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

5 Responses to “YA Review for I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman”

  1. Karen

    This sounds like such a good story. I saw this book and had no idea what it was about. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one. Is it also a tear jerker?

  2. Heidi

    I am hoping I like this one. My last couple of reads from Forman have been total flops. This one sounds positive and hopeful.

  3. Sam@WLABB

    I adored this book, and felt like Forman was back in fine form. I loved the idea of the universe bringing these three together right when they really needed the support. The balance of happy, sad, heart wrenching, and heartwarming was perfect as well.

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