I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

I Have Lost My Way

Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of t...


Details I Have Lost My Way

TitleI Have Lost My Way
Author
Release DateApr 1st, 2018
PublisherPenguin Teen
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Rating

Reviews I Have Lost My Way

  • Emily May
    2018-01-10
    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 book.To be honest, I requested an arc of I Have Lost My Way only because I've liked some books by Gayle Forman in th...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2018-03-09
    ‘‘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 quite as wonderful and memorable as If I Stay and its companion novel.Gayle Forman does not write to impress. Her writing style is simple, though effective and even lyrical at ...
  • C.G. Drews
    2017-11-30
    This is a little blue bundle of emotional destruction. I actually had NO idea what this new Forman book was about, but I really love If I Stay (I sniffled a bit ok, I do have feelings apparently) and this one had that same emotional ruuuuin. So that was GREAT. However there are a few things that make me a bit uncomfortable about it?? But we'll get to that.Also sHOUT OUT to the UK/AUS cover because it absolutely resembles my headphones when I put ...
  • Berit☀️✨
    2018-04-17
    4 CharacterDriven Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟This was a book filled with amazing characters....Freya meets Nathaniel after falling off a bridge and landing on top of him...Harun is a witness to the fall and so the friendship between the three of them begins... I realize this seems like an unlikely way to meet, but it really worked in this book....Freya is an emerging singer who has lost her voice....Harun is gay and more than just a little afraid to c...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    2018-03-10
    4 Stars!(ARC 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 a star, and now she wonders if the world will still love her if she can’t sing anymore. She feels like she’s lost her...
  • Dannii Elle
    2018-02-04
    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 ...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2018-04-02
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.Have you ever lost your way? I have. I don't mean those times when I needed to stop and ask for directions when I was trying to find a location although I have certainly been that kind of lost. I am referring to the kind of lost where your life has hit a point and you can't think of what to do next. Those times that you have no idea where you can even go from where you are. I have los...
  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    2018-03-11
    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 quite 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
  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    2018-04-13
    (Borderline 3 stars)T/W- Suicide, HomophobiaI do credit If I Stay (written by the same author) as one of the main books that got me into blogging and reviewing books. I really enjoyed reading that book first as a fourteen year old and then again at sixteen. In 2015, I read another novel I Was Here which I found overall to be slightly underwhelming and so, worried that maybe I wasn't going to enjoy any other books written by Gayle. I am happy that...
  • Mandy White
    2018-03-09
    Oh my heart! What an emotional story this is. Just loved it!3 strangers collide in Central Park New York. 3 people who are all dealing with problems in their lives. Over the course of the day these 3 people learn so much about each other and themselves. Their stories and situations will tear at the heart strings and have you pulling for them to get through it. They are nothing alike at first glance but looks can be deceiving..A beautiful story of...
  • Schizanthus
    2018-03-04
    Trigger Warnings for mental health, abandonment, suicide, and homophobia.I Have Lost My Way is one of those books you need to savour. At the beginning of this book I didn’t know any of the characters, just as Freya, Nathaniel and Harun didn’t know one another. Yet as their stories unfolded I saw myself in each of them and began to feel like one of their people. I don’t think it matters with this book if you can relate personally to any of t...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    2018-04-03
    This was an extremely interesting, emotional, and diverse read. For those who like deep and meaningful novels similar to John Green and Adam Silvera, I highly recommend this book.This story is very character driven and I found myself becoming deeply invested rather quickly in the characters of Freya, Nathaniel, and Harun. Each of their individual stories were relatable and heartbreaking, allowing me to sympathize with them greatly.I found the ove...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    2018-03-21
    RATING: 3/5 *I recieved an e-ARC from Penguin Publishing Group, through NetGalley & Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review*”They may be complete strangers, with different lives and different problems but there in the examination room, they are measuring sadness the same way. They are measuring it in loss” This was quite different from Gayle Forman’s Other books. The story is told from 3 POVs, which I enjoyed.But the writting wasn’t c...
  • Suzanne
    2018-04-20
    This was a wonderful little story about friendship, family, and honestly acceptance on so many different degrees. I really enjoyed reading this book and the characters are so amazingly written. They have depth and all three are going through something vastly different in their lives. It was great to read their stories but also see them come together and really be there for each other. Also it is easy to get into their stories because they are ver...
  • - ̗̀kippen ̖́- (uponthepages)
    2018-02-04
    - Hardcover - 304 pages- Published on March 27th, 2018- Viking Books for Young Readersmy rating: ★★★★/★★★★★ (4.5 stars)I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. **if any, spoilers WILL be hidden**p.s. there's a lot of great representation in here! - lgbt+ muslim pov- mixed pov mc - sc pov with depression?*TW FOR MENTIONED SUICIDE*“They may be complete strangers, with different lives and ...
  • Sharon Metcalf
    2018-04-05
    3.5 starsI Have Lost My Way is the latest YA novel by award winning author Gayle Forman.        It was a quick read and one I enjoyed a great deal although  I readily admit I have a soft spot for this genre.The story alternated between Freya, Harun and Nathaniel, three wildly different characters with one thing in common - they each feel bereft at recent life shattering events and can't help feeling they've lost their way in life.    F...
  • Stacee
    2018-03-14
    This was heartbreaking and amazing, but it's Gayle, so that wasn't surprising. I loved Freya, Harun, and Nathaniel. They're all going through something and it's devastating in their world. Their grief and sadness and uncertainty somehow makes the three of them meet at a time when they all needed it and there is a day of serendipity that follows. There are a few other secondary characters, mostly family members, but the story is firmly focused on ...
  • Kristy
    2018-01-10
    Freya, Harun, and Nathaniel. Three very different individuals whose paths are about to collide in New York City. Freya is an aspiring singer who has just lost her voice. Harun is running away-literally-from his loving, yet overbearing family. And Nathaniel is coming to New York following a misguided plan. Soon Freya will fall off a bridge and fatefully bring the three together. Each feels lost and alone in this giant city. Will accidentally findi...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    2018-01-31
    3.5 StarsI have been a fan of Gayle Forman for a while now, and I have been dying to read I Have Lost My Way since it was first announced. The story focuses on three characters who meet because of an accident, and I enjoyed each of them. However, the plot is hard to believe, and I had a hard time getting into it. Compared to Forman’s other books, I Have Lost My Way just doesn’t compare.Full review on The Candid Cover
  • Samantha - WLABB
    2018-03-18
    Rating: 4.5 StarsMy love for Gayle Forman is not a secret. I have read and loved all of her books, but it's been a while since her last release. All I have to say is, Gayle Forman it is wonderful to have you back, because this book was so touching, beautiful, hopeful, and full of feels.•Pro: The three protagonists met via an accident, and I just thought the way Forman brought them and their stories together was brilliant. I knew within the firs...
  • Fatima
    2018-04-12
    Author: Gayle FormanRating: 4/5Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie i...
  • Vivian
    2018-04-14
    Diepe zucht... wat een fijne en bijzondere Forman-roman was dit weer! Hele sterke en authentieke personages, vernuftige perspectieftrucjes en wendingen die me echt hebben gefascineerd en geïntrigeerd. Er zit zoveel in, het is zo vlot en boeiend en de boodschap is zo mooi. Enige nadeel: het tempo ligt flink hoog, en hoewel ik nergens diepgang miste (ook zo knap) had het wel wat rustiger en misschien nog wat uitgebreider gemogen. Dit blijft nog we...
  • Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
    2018-03-26
    I received this book for free from First to Read in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Review Wow. This one had a lot in such a short book. It really packed an emotional punch.We have three people, Freya, Harun and Nathaniel, who are all kind of reeling from something going on in their lives that come together because of a random little accident. It spurs them to spend the day t...
  • Jenny Baker
    2018-04-04
    3.5 starsAt first, I thought this was going to be my least favorite Gayle Forman novel. I prepared to say that prefer the If I Stay series and Leave Me over this one, but now I’m not so sure. For the first fifty pages, I thought this was going to be a two-star read. I just didn’t instantly connect with the characters or their stories, although I did enjoy Freya’s music career. I’d guess about halfway through I finally became fully investe...
  • Nina (JustAddAWord)
    2018-03-27
    This one was quite the simple story, but it sure did pack a punch. Good things, small packages, etc etc. You know how it is. I must confess up front that books that span one day have always fascinated me. There is something about the limited scope of them that is intriguing to me. It’s like watching an artist make a masterpiece using only limited colors. The sense of How will they do that?, and the like. I haven’t had the best experience with...
  • Ashley Owens
    2018-04-10
    Sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go. Loved it. Loved the writing style, the characters, the story. All of it.
  • Jennifer
    2018-02-17
    3.5/5 starsI Have Lost My Way is a contemporary standalone novel. It is listed as Young Adult. But it doesn't really feel like YA to me. They are 19 years old. I guess since they are teens and their parents are so involved in their lives that it could be considered YA. But I'm used to YA being under 18.The book takes place in New York City. The book takes place in 1 day, but it doesn't really feel that way (as there are lots of flashbacks). The b...
  • Rissa
    2018-04-06
    3.5⭐ 3.5⭐️
  • Arlene
    2018-03-10
    “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.”Three POVs... three distinct voices... three powerful stories... Incredible!!
  • Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
    2018-03-27
    Review originally posted on Mostly YA Lit: Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman Remarkable and absolutely stunning, I Have Lost My Way is an incredible book about believing in human connection and good in the world.It’s my favourite book Gayle Forman has written since Just One Day. And that’s saying something, since Just One Day is my favourite YA book ever, and Gayle my favorite YA author.There’s no one else out there who understands...