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I Have Lost My Way

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 w. I marvel at Gayle Forman s clear eye and heartbreaking complex depiction of the fierce flawed lovable people at this novel s heartThis novel takes place in one day These marvelous character s tell their stories each painfully struggling alone The stories then get stitched togethera reminder that we are all connected The late teen years can be daunting Hallelujah for authors like Gayle Forman writing books like this

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A powerful display of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I StayAround 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. They may be complete strangers with different lives and different problems but there in that examination room they are measuring sadness the same way They are measuring it in loss I m writing this review immediately after finishing because I am on such an emotional high right now I thought this was such a beautiful sad sweet bookTo be honest I reuested an arc of I Have Lost My Way only because I ve liked some books by Gayle Forman in the past But that was it The blurb hadn t particularly grabbed my interest and I was thinking I could just put it aside if it didn t work for me Instead I was completely captivatedThere s one big thing I didn t like and I ll get to that in a second But first I d like to talk about all the emotions this intricate character study made me feel You can tell instantly that the book is written by an experienced author who knows how to craft a perfect scene and convey emotions through showing rather than telling Forman uses an extremely compelling build up to frame the strange and fateful meeting between three very different teens Freya Harun and Nathaniel in NYC s Central ParkThe story takes place over the course of one day but is broken up with flashbacks that paint in the backgrounds of the three characters Each has as the title suggests lost their way and the author explores how maybe with the help of one another they can get back on the right path It is a novel told in uiet intimate details and in moments between characters Hope and uplifting sentiments battle it out with pain and loss making for a bittersweet mixThree very interesting stories are woven together here Freya is an almost famous teen singer who for reasons unknown has lost her voice She is the product of an Ethiopian father and a white Jewish mother and we soon see how her relationship with her father has affected her life goals and especially the relationship between her and her sister Sabrina I adored the complexity of their relationship and discovering what happened between themHarun is gay and Muslim struggling to come out to his parents His refusal to do so has led to his boyfriend James described as dark skinned breaking up with him I was shipping these two so hard and it broke my heart again and again when obstacles tore them apart There was also some interesting discussion of race and Islam in Harun s chapters specifically being Muslim in post 911 New York CityAt first I wondered if Nathaniel would be noticeably less interesting than the other two characters but as his story is gradually revealed I realised that wasn t true at all His background carries the most mystery and we are left to ponder what has left him with only one eye hungry and out of sorts in New York City The story of his strange childlike father who always needed to be taken care of is fascinating and sad As is his father s insistence on it just being the two of them like Frodo and Sam Was this how Frodo felt when Gollum finally fell into Mount Doom destroying the ring relieving him once and for all of the beautiful terrible burden The one thing I didn t like was the one day romance that developed There s so much to this book that I was able to overlook it but it was completely unnecessary It s not instalove exactly but their meeting is so overwritten and purple that one would be forgiven for calling it thatBut you know I just don t care that much I thought this book was great It was difficult to pull myself away from the characters lives and return to reality I Have Lost My Way is not easy or neat but that s okay it s a stronger book for being messy and complex And I really appreciated the realistically diverse portrait of New York CityBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

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Ay back to who they're supposed to beTold 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 lov. About three years ago I discovered the online book community I devoured every popular YA author I had missed in my absence and Gayle Forman was one of them I had before this point read largely thrillers and classics and had little to no knowledge of the young adult genre beyond the names of Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth I delved into this unknown realm of literature and sampled from all genres and authors without discrimination Or so I thought But the discrimination was that each of these authors and books were all ridiculously hyped I read every it book I had missed out on and looking back seemed to form an affinity with most of them Now this could be because every one of these books was wholly deserving of its hype but I believe it was of a case of me initially struggling to understand what books best suited my reading tastes in this unknown genre and becoming swept up in the enthusiastic adoration of much of what I discovered Not to say I ever lied about loving a book I secretly hated but that when some books worked less well for me I managed to preserver and find the positives using what others adored about it as a guide rather than forming my entire own opinions first of allLooking back on past reviews I sometimes find it hard to trust my own opinions I don t alter them as they are still reflective of who I was when I read them Now however with a solid knowledge of what works for me in a broader range of literature I m not sure all of my five star rated reads would still appeal to me Gayle Forman was one such author that fit into this categoryI rated her novel If I Stay five stars and waxed lyrical about my love for the deep emotional impact it had on me Looking back I m not entirely sure if I would feel the same way about her writing now So when I was given the chance to read her most recent release I was excited to find outI Have Lost my Way follows three lost souls battling the New York metropolis and their own crises of identity A chance meeting sees their three worlds collide and proves that being lost with someone else is far less terrifying that wandering the unknown aloneThis novel was for the most part an intricate character study and I really appreciated how diverse the representation was The three individuals chosen were dealing with disparate inflictions and came from opposing cultures upbringings and religions For a relatively short read this still managed to fully confront each of their immediate personal issues whilst also discoursing on the topics of mental illness the detrimental effects of social media on teens racial identity familial troubles authority and trust gender stereotypes racism homophobia and so much This did not isolate the three individual s trial but invited the reader to understand where they stemmed from and how easily it is for similar scenarios to play out in the wider worldThe thrice split perspective conveyed three individual characters and Forman did a terrific job of consistently separating their identities I felt I understood each of them with my empathy enlarging as their backstories were slowly and simultaneously revealed to the reader and the other two other points in this three sided friendship Flashbacks padded the story line but also heightened my affinity with all three This begun as an enjoyable contemporary story but enlarged into so much Whilst I initially enjoyed this for the interesting story line it was it was the latter half that secured my love And it was the emotional depth of the narrative that honed itDespite discoursing on some heavily dark topics this is a novel that left me with some measure of hope It was a bitter sweet feeling as there was so much left to discover about these characters but I also appreciated how Forman gave less to ultimately deliver The potential that this novel closed on cemented my feelings and alleviated my prior sorrow and tinged it with faith So the roundabout answer to my initial uery over whether I can still enjoy this author is a resounding and absolute yes


About the Author: Gayle Forman

Award winning author and journalist Gayle Forman has written several bestselling novels for young adults including the Just One Series I Was Here Where She Went and the #1 New York Times bestseller If I Stay which has been translated into than 40 languages and in 2014 was adapted into a major motion picture Gayle published Leave Me her first novel starring adults in 2016 and her latest



10 thoughts on “I Have Lost My Way

  1. says:

    They may be complete strangers with different lives and different problems but there in that examination room they are measuring sadness the sam

  2. says:

    ‘‘You gonna be okay’’ she says‘‘How can you know that?’’ Harun asks “When a broken bone heals it’s stronger than it was before the break’’ she replies “Same holds true for broken hearts’’ Better than I Was Here and Just One Day but not uite as wonderful and memorable as If I Stay and its companion novelGayle Forman does not write to impress Her writing style is simple though effective and

  3. says:

    This is a little blue bundle of emotional destruction I actually had NO idea what this new Forman book was about but I reall

  4. says:

    I marvel at Gayle Forman’s clear eye and heartbreaking complex depiction of the fierce flawed lovable people at this novel’s heartThis novel takes place in one day These marvelous character’s tell their stories each painfully struggling alone The stories then get stitched togethera reminder that we are all connected

  5. says:

    4 CharacterDriven Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟This was a book filled with amazing charactersFreya meets Nathaniel after falling off a bridge and landing on top of himHarun is a witness to the fall and so the friendship b

  6. says:

    They may be complete strangers with different lives and different problems but there in that examination room they are measuring sadness the same way They are measuring it in loss Gayle Forman is uite famously well known for her If I Stay duology and while I have been the reader that watches the movie I have not read the book nor its seuel I seem to realize now that I've been missing out on her work actually Although 3

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    4 StarsARC provided by Penguin Random House Freya is a 19 yr old singer who is living in New York and recording her debut album She’s on the verge of being famous when she suddenly loses her singing voice Her life goes from constantly working in the studio to endless doctor appointments She was on her way to becoming

  8. says:

    About three years ago I discovered the online book community I devoured every popular YA author I had missed in my absence and Gayle Forman was one of them I had before this point read largely thrillers and classics and had little to no knowledge of the young adult genre beyond the names of Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth I delved into this unknown realm of literature and sampled from all genres and authors without discrimination Or so I

  9. says:

    I really liked this the characters were so deep and wonderful and there's some great representation too The one thing is that I wish it was a little longer It didn't uite seem resolved at the end everything just felt way too open for my liking Maybe just an extra 20 30 pages at the end or an epilogue haha

  10. says:

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in BooksHave you ever lost your way? I have I don't mean those time

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