I Have Lost My Way

I Have Lost My Way

Book - 2018
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"Three teengers, Freya, Harun, and Nathaniel feel lost in various ways and when they collide in Central Park, they begin to find purpose in their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Viking, published by Penguin Group, 2018
ISBN: 9780425290774
Branch Call Number: FICTION For
Description: 258 pages ; 22 cm


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Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jan 06, 2019

I love Gayle Forman a lot, and for the first half of this book I was certain I was going to absolutely love it. By the end, however, I was stuck at "liked" and I think my conclusion is that three narrators was too many. I think had this story been told from the alternating POV of two main characters it would have been very, very successful -- and don't get me wrong, this is still a good book -- but three made it feel a bit overstuffed? It's a short book, and there's a biiiiiit too much going on. (Having said that, this quibble still doesn't detract from how well she writes.)

Dec 10, 2018

Sweet and surprisingly moving, this slim novel connects three individuals who are all facing crucial turning points in their lives. The afternoon they spend together changes their lives, and connects them in ways they could never have anticipated. You'll get through this book on a Saturday afternoon.

Aug 19, 2018

This quick read, or listen for me, is about 3 lost souls with very different backgrounds who have lost their way in their lives in different ways. By accident they are thrown together and throughout the day they slowly help each other, which in essences helps them find their way. There are flashbacks thrown in that shows how they got to this fateful day. I loved the characters, they were well developed and had very interesting stories and very different heartache. I think this shows how even strangers can help someone heal. Very beautifully written. I really enjoyed the audiobook with the three different narrators.

Aug 10, 2018

Enjoyed the book all right but the book felt choppy. I was here, did this, accident, met new people, do things together, enjoy the time, conflict, somewhat resolution, book done. The book fell short in the depth department I guess. There was male/male issues, suicide issues, family issues, and fame issues that are written and some language. Next on my Foreman list is "I Was Here".

Jun 29, 2018

This book was very well written and helped me to connect with the characters and what each character was going through. There were a few times when I was a little confused on who was talking and what was happening, but other than that, it was a very good book.

May 17, 2018

3 very different people, from different walks of life meet and so much takes place in a short span of time. A fantastic read!

OPL_AutumnH May 01, 2018

This book is not as strong for me as others I love by this author, but it still tells a compelling story - albeit one packed into less than a day that left me wanting more. I really started to care for these characters and to appreciate their struggles - I think they will be relatable to a lot of people.

OPL_KrisC Apr 26, 2018

While not my favorite book of Gayle Forman's, I think a lot of different issues are dealt with in this book that teens can relate to. Each of the teens are dealing with separate issues, but are drawn together and end up becoming each other's rock.

Mar 26, 2018

When three teenagers meet by chance in a park after an accident happens, they must work together to figure out what they all truly want in life.

This was my first ever Gayle Forman book and it did not disappoint.

Mar 16, 2018

I am a Gayle Forman fan and have autographed copies of "If I Stay" and "Where She Went", so I had high expectations of this book. Passages like this one: "They only just met. They have nearly nothing in common, but the invisible chord is now a tight triangle, connecting each of their hearts, each of their destinies", for example, are the Gayle Forman I was anticipating.

Other parts of the whole seem forced like boxes were being checked and the plot is so rushed. It is ambitious to fully cover the twelve hours the three young people spend with each other while fully exploring their back stories and showing resolution. It just didn't work for me in these 250+ pages.


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Jun 29, 2018

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OPL_KrisC Apr 26, 2018

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