Expected Publication: July 29, 2014
Format: via Edelweiss
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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.
Four people all on a journey trying to find themselves, all different yet all of their lives connect and run through one person Leila. This story is told in five voices and each story we learn who these people are and where they are in life and where they want to be.
I won’t go through each story since I don’t like to spoil things for those of you who might want to read it but I highly enjoyed each tale. While each story is different they all have one thing in common a drifter named Leila who is on the ultimate road trip. She is a mystery yet she comes into each of these people lives for a reason. It seems that she arrives just when they are in need.
We slowly come to see who Leila is and what her backstory, and while we think she was brought to these people for whatever reason we realize that they give her more than she gives them. She is the one who is looking for something that in the end was always there from the very beginning. This is a story of truly finding yourself. Sometimes we have to get away and free ourselves from everything so that we can refocus and deal with things head on. In finding these individuals Leila came to see who she really was and realizing that running away from things isn’t always the solution. Maybe you can’t force things to happen, sometimes we have to just relax and things will come to us in the end.
Let’s Get Lost definitely one of the best road trip books around. Great characters, it’s funny yet very touching, this book is one truly worth getting lost in.