Saturday, December 17, 2016

Lets Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

4 stars

“Funny, how it took a little bit of pain to remember that certain parts of yourself were alive.”  

Let's Get Lost
My third read of September was not a disappointment. I honestly can't confirm that I'm not rating these books so highly based on pure nostalgia alone but I do know that I genuinely love these books. I have a lot of love for Lets Get Lost, when I read it I was still discovering the sweet world of lesser known books (i.e books that hadn't been made into movies yet). I didn't realise how good a lesser known book could be but I simply loved this. Maybe it won't be every ones cup of tea but it certainly is mine.

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.

2 comments:

  1. I loved this too! It was an amazing summer read and so light and fluffy. I really loved each and every character.

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    1. I know, right? Perfect for the summer and so fun.

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