“Funny, how it took a little bit of pain to remember that certain parts of yourself were alive.”
I read this, when I was 14. I'm trying to read a lot from a couple of years ago (although I read this in February of last year, it's still basically eons ago in terms of books) rather than more recent reads. Treasures that I'd forgotten about and I really had forgotten about Lets Get Lost, doing this rereads month has made me realise how many books I've just forgotten I owned.
I love Leila and her compassion for people. It is absolutely beautiful and it's the kind of person I aspire to be although I'm not sure that I'd ever make it. I think hers in the type of compassion and spirit that everyone needs to encounter. I wish I had my own little Leila to keep in my pocket. I adore her and just meeting her you almost wouldn't suspect anything particularly abnormal about her.
There was a wee bit of insta love but I don't mind insta love in a book. Although, I'm down for anything romantic and beautiful. I do understand it is a pet peeve of many though but it isn't a huge thing throughout the book so you should be pretty right.
I love the concept of the whole thing, the characters are all people who need someone, in different ways. Some of them don't even realise they need someone when Leila comes along, I think it's awesome that these five people are all intertwined now. I really love that and to me it shows the importance of compassion because you never know when someone might need it.
Even as a reread, it kept me wanting to know about all these peoples stories. They were each so different and their stories conveyed what different lives they all lead. I think it's a great read and it also gets me in the roadtrip kind of mood even though I can't stand being in a car longer than an hour. It would make for an awesome summer read, too. I don't have words to pin point what exactly makes me love Lets Get Lost, I just do.