“Let’s Get Lost” by Adi Alsaid // Book Review by Brianna Adams

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Let’s Get Lost is fast paced yet relaxed; there’s a balance of humor, romance, and emotion. This would be really good to read on a rainy day or at the beach because there isn’t anything overly done or dramatic – just lighthearted. It’s a contemporary story about a road trip the main character, Leila, goes on. The book has a relatively simple plot but still maintains interest; it’s essentially a collection of stories created as she meets new people.

Leila runs into four people on her own journey of self discovery. She ends up helping them with their own lives when they need it most, changing them for the better. These four people are: Hudson, Bree, Elliot, and Sonia. Hudson is college bound and works for his father’s car repair shop; he struggles with the idea of leaving home. Next comes Bree, who ran away from home and strives to seize the day. Then, there’s Elliot, a hopeless romantic that loves 80s movies. And finally, Sonia, who is grieving the loss of someone she loved and is afraid to love again.

Each story gets the right amount of time for character development and the stories are neither rushed nor too slow. The stories get told in the perspective of the person Leila meets until the very last story, where Leila herself narrates. The characters might seem a little cliché and Leila too perfect to be believable, but the pros outweigh the cons.

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