I Have Lost My Way
by Gayle Forman
“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 have lost my way is a novel that we all can relate to. I think we have all lost our ways at some stage in our lives.
Three POV, three lives equal three exceptional stories.
This book follows three characters as their lives collide in one day – and their lives are forever changed.
First, we meet Freya who is a half Ethiopian and half Jewish upcoming famous singer, she has lost her voice and she is not sure if it will be permanent.
Secondly, we meet Haran who is a Muslim from Pakistan. He is too afraid to come out to his family.
Thirdly, we meet Nathaniel who only has one eye, he has just arrived in New York with just a backpack. He has cared for his father his whole life and now he is on his own.
This was an entertaining read and the characters were very relatable. I enjoyed the POV of all three characters it helps to you understand what they are going through.
Our heart stings are pulled as we follow their stories ad Gayle has us rooting for the characters as each deal with a different kind of loss.
Gayle Forman has written a book the deals with some very substantial themes such as mental health, abandonment, suicide, and homophobia. She opens our eyes up to the daily struggles that so many people face in today’s society. This book was so different from all of her other books but I must admit I was hooked from the beginning. It was an incredible emotional roller coaster of a ride.
Thank you to Simon & Schuster (Australia) and Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.
Publication Date 01 Apr 2018 by Simon & Schuster (Australia)
See you in the next chapter.