I have Lost my way review

Title: I Have Lost My Way
Author: Gayle Forman
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK
Publication Date: April 2018
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pages: 258
Rating: 3.75 Stars
Reading Timeline: 11 November 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:

A powerful display of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay. 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, 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.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

This would be my first ever Gayle Forman book. I watched If I Stay with the full intention of reading it at some point. That was a very long time ago. Just a small warning, I am going into this book blind but ready. 

Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a small disclaimer for this reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own 

Writing Thoughts:

I was not the biggest fan of the three points of views. I usually do not mind when there is more than one point of view but there was just something about the point of views and this book that did not work for me. I did get used to it though and I think that it did provide some depth to the story. 

Plot Thoughts:

I really enjoyed how all three characters found their way to two strings who would ultimately change their lives. I loved how spontaneous it is and the adventures that they end up going on stretch them out of their comfort zones. I really liked how the author revealed the background of each character slowly. It was a very nice and simple plot to get into that grew into complexity. The small glimpses of a budding romance really warm the story up a bit by giving it hope.

Character Thoughts:

I liked how each character was different but they were all brought together by a single accident and the phrase I have lost my way. I liked how the characters adapted to the circumstances and even though they were doing the right thing, they were constantly being realistic about it. Along with being accessible, the characters also had some depth to them.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was such an amazing story but I hated the ending. I wanted something a bit more conclusive, especially for this story. However, with that being said, I liked how the writing gave depth to the story but I did not like the multiple points of views. I really liked the plot which was really well done. The characters were well developed and just pulls the reader in. Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with this incredible book!

Yours in Reading,


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