I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

I Have Lost My Way

A powerful display of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay. Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from home to find the boy that he loves, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City after a family tragedy leaves him isolated on the outskirts of Washington state. After the three of them collide in Central Park, they slowly reveal th...

Details I Have Lost My Way

TitleI Have Lost My Way
Release DateApr 1st, 2018
PublisherPenguin Teen
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Romance

Reviews I Have Lost My Way

  • Emily May
    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
    ‘‘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
    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 ...
  • Elyse Walters
    I marvel at Gayle Forman’s clear-eye and heartbreaking complex depiction of the fierce, flawed, lovable people at this novel’s heart. ....This novel takes place in one day. These marvelous character’s tell their stories- each painfully struggling alone. The stories then get stitched together...a reminder that we are all connected. The late teen years can be daunting. Hallelujah for authors like Gayle Forman writing books like this!!!!
  • Berit☀️✨
    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...
  • Elena
    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. Gayle Forman is quite famously well-known for her If I Stay duology and while I have been the reader that watches the movie, I have not read the book nor its sequel. I seem to realize now that I've been missing out on her work, actually. Although 3 stars do not rep...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    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
    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 ...
  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    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
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    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...
  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    (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...
  • Schizanthus
    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...
  • Mandy White
    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...
  • Thomas
    3.5 starsI loved Gayle Forman's books as a teen, so of course I had to check this one out - and it did not disappoint. I Have Lost My Way follows three teens: Freya, an up-and-coming celebrity singer who has lost her voice, Harun, a closeted gay Pakistani-American, and Nathaniel, who ran away to New York with a misguided plan. At first three strangers, their paths cross and their lives intertwine in a way that will change each of their individual...
  • Suzanne
    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...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    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...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    3.5, but maybe 4?What I didn't like:-We're inundated with background for all 3 characters before the story gets going, and before I knew them well enough to care yet.-Forman switched from first person to third person pretty often. I was listening to the audio so I'm not sure if the print book would enlighten me as to why certain chapters were 1st vs 3rd, but it seemed very random on audio and was kind of jolting.-There are 3 narrators for the aud...
  • Maddie
    This is my first Gayle Forman book since Just One Day that I read...five years ago! I had no idea what to expect because that book didn't make any impressions on me at all, but this? I loved it! The three perspectives were balanced perfectly, and no character felt more prominent than the others. They each had a conflict in the present timeline, but the thing they had 'lost' acted as the foundation of their backstory, so even though you're only wi...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    For an angsty YA novel, I Have Lost My Way is not bad at all. There is diversity and profound themes with three main characters giving color to the story. It’s whimsically told and honestly a bit unbelievable but it was still a gripping read. I just thought it ended too soon when there were still so many things that needed to be discussed and issues explored. But as it is, I think it’s a huge change and improvement on the writing abilities of...
  • Maria Espadinha
    Life meetings under Disguise F - an almost Famous singer who recently lost her voiceH - an Homosexual with a broken heartN - a wanderer, with No A plans nor Bs3 strangers, 3 (no)walks in life.What do they have in common?Lost - each of them is out of trackAn absent-minded F walks on a bridge at Central Park, stumbles ... and falls on top of a passing by N.H watches the accident and runs towards the scene just to be of some assistance.Life creates ...
  • Tan Markovic
    I'm an emotional mess right now, what a beautiful story!Review to come.
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    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...
  • Sophie
    4,5 stars I read this one on the Eurostar the day before meeting Gayle Forman at YALC London. It was a bad idea as I ended crying on the train and my teenage daughter thinking “What the Hell mom! I SO don’t know you!” The day after, at the discussion panel about friendship in YA books Gayle was extremely pleased to learn that I cried because she is an evil woman! Or rather because she loves crying while writing and think a day without cryin...
  • kippen (uponthepages)
    - Hardcover - 304 pages- Published on March 27th, 2018- Viking Books for Young Readersmy rating: ★★★/★★★★★ (3.5 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 dif...
  • Emer (A Little Haze)
    I think there's a difference between a book with an open ending and one that feels unfinished. This book feels very unresolved. In many ways it also feels like the story never really got going. I enjoyed reading the book but I had too many questions. I didn't ever fully believe in the connection between Freya, Nathaniel and Harun. I certainly didn't believe in the love story between Freya and Nathaniel. It was nicely written, had a good pace, int...
  • Sharon Metcalf
    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...
  • Kristy
    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...
  • Stacee
    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 ...
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    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