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Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
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it was ok
bookshelves: contemporary, travel, teen-romance, friendship, family, fast-paced, predictable

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And predictable. And unrealistic for a contemporary. Yet, it was fast-paced and I actually read it in one sitting.

There are, we can say, five short stories inside this book but they are linked to one another thanks to a same character who is present in each of them: Leila.

Leila is something of a mystery throughout the story. She comes out of nowhere, the only thing she tries doing is to help people (but for Hudson’s case, it wasn’t helpful to him at all what she did.) She’s nice with those characters which all had something on their heart that needed fixing. Although, the fact that her road trip brought her to those person and that she every time stumbled upon great ones, was very unrealistic.

She could have been in danger so many times. Just the fact of traveling alone in a car without much is alarming in the first place.

As I said, there are five different stories and POVs:

Hudson's: He repairs cars, waiting to finally go to his interview to get his scholarship which will help him study to become a doctor in a good college. And then there’s Leila who arrives and makes his world go upside down. There is insta-love between them and it was so cheesy and eye roll-worthy.

Bree's: Bree’s mostly on her own, having left her sister’s place. It’s a bit more than that but basically she kissed her fiancé and then left for dead. She does illegal things along with Leila who she met randomly needing a ride. Things happen and they both end up breaking the law, bringing trouble upon them.

Elliot's: Oh, man, this was the cheesiest and more clichéd story of them all. His best friend is a girl. Guess what? You guessed right! He’s in love with her but his friend does not think of him in that way. When he attempted to kiss her, she ran away. Then he meets Leila who helps him get the girl. Of course.

Sonia's: This one’s predictable as hell. Sonia was married before but her husband, Sam, died. Then, she, not long after, meets somebody else who she actually comes to love. Except, you may think it’s a good thing, but she doesn’t feel like it’s right thinking that she may betray her soul mate, Sam. Who died, as I mentioned. This time, Leila doesn’t try to bring Sonia and her boyfriend (who wants space and clarification since Sonia’s not 100% in in their relationship) back together but since something else is more urgent. STILL, the turn of events is clear as water. No mystery. Nothing to discover since we can guess it all.

Leila's: The final part is reserved to Leila’s story. In that one, we come to know more about her and why she’s on the road in the first place. This was in fact my favourite story since I really wanted to know more about the main character from the very first page. The ending is predictable as well and I personally thought disappointing for I wanted this story to have a deeper meaning and not the usual one we can find in any YA contemporary romance book.

In general, it wasn’t a bad read but definitely too cheesy and cliché. The concept is interesting but it wasn’t executed the right way. This will definitely not please everyone and I in fact don’t recommend it for there are so many YA books out there that surpass this one and deserve to be read much more.
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Reading Progress

September 14, 2014 – Started Reading
September 14, 2014 – Shelved
September 14, 2014 – Finished Reading

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TL Sorry this missed the mark for ya, excellent review as always
*hugs*


Lady Vigilante (Feifei) Your first gif pretty much sealed the deal for me. Not going to touch this! Great review Lola :)


Lola TL wrote: "Sorry this missed the mark for ya, excellent review as always
*hugs*"


Thank you, my dear!! [hugs]


Lola Lady Vigilante (Feifei) wrote: "Your first gif pretty much sealed the deal for me. Not going to touch this! Great review Lola :)"

IKR?? Don't touch this ;) (makes me think of that song...) Thanks Feifei! xx


message 5: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Great honest review Lola! ♥♥ Cliched/predictable stories don't go well for me and 5 diff POV/stories?! Okay definitely passing over :P Sorry this was a bust for you dear!


Lola Thank you so much, Jasmine!! Right?? Who would long for those kinds? ».« haha, you won't be missing much. xx


Rachel Reads Ravenously Great review Lola! ❤️ I think I ordered this one for the teen collection at the library I work at. Whoops! I'll have to see if I did when the order comes in, lol.


message 8: by Lola (last edited Sep 14, 2014 08:46PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Lola Ooooh, you're a librarian?? Could it be that you already told me that once? If yes, then I'm truly sorry but I forgot. I only remember that you keep ordering books but I was like..oh she orders them in order to borrow them. LOL Yay, you're a librarian! Oh, so that's why you like reading my reviews even though you *almost never end up reading those titles hahahahah xx I do that too though, it's kinda exciting reading reviews even if we don't plan on reading the books in question. You can like order one...(hope you didn't order like 3 though XD) I bet the cover will attract a lot of people but the story is very meh. Thank you :D


Rachel Reads Ravenously Lola wrote: "Ooooh, you're a librarian?? Could it be that you already told me that once? If yes, then I'm truly sorry but I forgot. I only remember that you keep ordering books but I was like..oh she orders the..."

I'm in library school and my branch manager is super awesome and lets me do the monthly ordering for the teen section because I want to be a YA librarian when I finally obtain my degree. Lots of the books are unpublished without reviews when I get the form, so I have to guess based on summary and critical reviews. I prefer reader reviews because I find most people who read YA don't give a crap and will read whatever they like/think is good.
Your reviews help! If they come out before I get the ordering list :D


Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ Great review Lola:)! sorry it was a bust:(


message 11: by Kuroi (new)

Kuroi Meh. Sounds boring from your review. But then generally, contemporary YA tend to be cliched.


Lola Rachel (Reads Ravenously) wrote: "Lola wrote: "Ooooh, you're a librarian?? Could it be that you already told me that once? If yes, then I'm truly sorry but I forgot. I only remember that you keep ordering books but I was like..oh s..."

Oh, that's so cool! I wish to be a librarian someday though I had no idea we could choose a section. I would love to be in YA as well :D but then it depends maybe I'll get tired of it when I get older...ish. haha
Aww thank you! That's understandable. Sometimes, you just have to take chances.


Lola Sandyღ wrote: "Great review Lola:)! sorry it was a bust:("

Thanks Sandy! At least it was fast-paced. :P


Lola Krishna *wants to be a black wolf* wrote: "Meh. Sounds boring from your review. But then generally, contemporary YA tend to be cliched."

I don't know how I managed to actually read it in one day haha--because of the fast-paced maybe? :P Yup, YA and cliché are in the same family.


SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ Sorry it missed the mark Lola! = S


*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist Yup, definitely not a book for me.
Great review, Lola! Hope your next read is better. :)


Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤  Wonderful review Lola :)


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Beatrix Great review Lola!
I'm actually not a big fan of this narrative device; getting to know MC through others' stories.. Hm, I guess I'll be skipping this.

xxx


Lola SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ wrote: "Sorry it missed the mark Lola! = S"

Thanks Sue!! :)


Lola *P*u*r*p*l*e* wrote: "Yup, definitely not a book for me.
Great review, Lola! Hope your next read is better. :)"


haha yeah no way! Thanks Purple!! :)


Lola Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤ wrote: "Wonderful review Lola :)"

Thank you, Pavy! xoxo


Lola Beatrix wrote: "Great review Lola!
I'm actually not a big fan of this narrative device; getting to know MC through others' stories.. Hm, I guess I'll be skipping this.

xxx"


It's origial we say thought the stories are so clichéd and contain too many stereotyped characters to enjoy :/ Thanks Filipa!! xoxo


message 23: by Brandi (new)

Brandi Great review, Lola!


Lola Thank you, Brandi!! :)


message 25: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Wonderful review Lola! Hope your next read will be better! Loved how honest your review is! xx


message 26: by Eliza (new)

Eliza Honest review Lo! Hope your next read is much better!xo


Lola Andrea wrote: "Wonderful review Lola! Hope your next read will be better! Loved how honest your review is! xx"

Aww thank you, Andrea! Honesty is VERY important with reads. I don't want to ''lie'' to my readers, you know?


Lola Eliza wrote: "Honest review Lo! Hope your next read is much better!xo"

You know me, Eliza, always giving my opinion, whatever that is :P


Angie~ Faery of Weirdness Brilliant review Lola!XDD


Lola THANK YOU :D


message 32: by Jessi (new)

Jessi Great review. Sorry it fell short, hope you next one is better :)


message 33: by Lola (last edited Sep 15, 2014 07:07PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Lola Thanks Jessi! Yeah, a good YA contemporary is hard to find :/


message 34: by Mysza (new)

Mysza Oh, sorry babe it didin't work out, great review! xxx


Lola Thanks a lot! xoxoxo


message 36: by Exina (new)

Exina Sorry it was a bummer, Lola! Better luck with your next read!


message 37: by Debra (new)

Debra Great review, Lola! Hope your next read is a much better one! x


Lola Thank you very much, Exina and Debra! xxx


message 39: by Nenia (new)

Nenia Campbell Wonderful review, Lola. I was looking at this, but if you don't like it I definitely wouldn't. /is super picky


Lola Thank you :D It's quick though so not necessarily painful. Super picky too girl right here.


message 41: by Josh (new)

Josh Celeste I think you're just bitter as hell.


message 42: by Josh (new)

Josh Celeste You shouldn't do book review then if you'll just emphasize the negatives. People don't need that. You're making them hopeless. You're making this book worthless. Try to point out the positives sometimes dear.


Sam Sonia wasn't married to Sam. They were teenagers. Just clarifying.


Jimbo This book is well worth the read. It is a feel good book. It is great storytelling and the structure works. The character who loves 80's movies is written just like an 80's movie. It is very cliche, which is the point being the genre of cheeses romantics teen 80's movies. You won't discuss this book in a literature course in college, but it would be a great book for a teen to read, or an adult who wants a fun feel good story.


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