Title: I have lost my way
Author: Gayle Forman
Genre: Fiction, YA, Contemporary
Pages: 368( I’ve read digital edition)
author’s page: http://gayleforman.com/
Freya, a young singer, lost her voice and went to different doctors to solve the problem. The problem tortures her, her mother and her manager. Looking her sister Instagram pictures with the engagement ring in her hand Freya finds herself in the park.
Nathaniel with the map in his hands arrives in New York trying to live his father’s and his dream evoking the memories.
Harun is in love. That is good and noble feeling, but for him it’s torture.
All of those three characters have lost their way, the path in their life. And standing in one huge crossroad, they suppose to choose where and how they will continue.
I have lost my enjoyable way book which makes me want reading more and more, stopping just to take a breath. The author wrote this book like a diary to Freya, Harun, and Nathaniel whose life path crosses in one moment of the loss they feel.
Freya is the most likable character in the book. She is young, full of life. She is smart. Life brings her in front of a challenge she must make a move.
“She wishes she’d read some of the responses before deleting that tweet. Maybe someone would’ve told her what to do. Maybe someone would’ve told her it didn’t matter if she could sing. They’d still love her. But she knows that’s bullshit. Love is conditional. Everything is.”
Nathaniel is on edge, everything that matters to him is gone and nothing left to lose.
“You’re doing okay, aren’t you? People used to ask Nathaniel that sometimes- the teammates practiced with, the girls who used to flutter around him, the coaches who thought he had promise. You’re doing okay? they asked. After Mom left. After Grandma Maty died. After he lost his eye. You’re all right, aren’t you?”
Harun is different than Freya and Nathaniel but is not less special. He comes from different culture and has a different religion, but he is kind, normal person with real feelings. He is a dreamer.
“Harun is coward is not for debate.”
“Still, the best way to defang someone is to kill them with kindness.”
I recommend this book to people who want well-written books about difficulties in the life and how could deal with them and sometimes a stranger could help better than someone close.
This copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.