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Reviewed by Susan Lobban
First up is Hudson, who jeopardizes his whole future simply to spend some precious hours with the gorgeous Leila. Then there is Bree, the runaway who lives for every moment and never looks back. Elliot is looking for his romantic movie moment and Sonia is looking for anything but.
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Each person is at a junction in their life and Leila intersects with each of them just at the right time. As Leila drives on, she may say goodbye, but her influence will be a lasting reminder.
Even though I am well out of the age bracket of the typical YA demographic, some of my favourites from the past few years have been from this genre. However this has been when dystopian lands or zombies have been involved – teen angst is another matter. I lived through it once and I’m not that keen to relive it through my reading material.
Basically, this book is made up of five short stories. Leila is on a road trip and she somehow, unbelievably, manages to bump into (not literally) four people who are at a crossroads in their lives.It did not seem very realistic that Leila could drastically alter someone’s life mere hours after meeting. Each character introduced was more stereotypical and clichéd than the last and, as such, I lost interest quickly. The only story I enjoyed was Elliot’s as he searched the night for some 80s-inspired romance. I knew how it was going to unfold, but I revelled in his disastrous prom night nonetheless.
Let’s Get Lost is really for teens or those who would like to reminisce about the days when the biggest worry you had turned out to be not the end of the world after all.