BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: I Have Lost My Way - Gayle Forman

I Have Lost My Way - Gayle Forman
Published by Simon & Schuster on 5th April 2018.
My rating: 4/5
Book Depository purchase link.

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for I Have Lost My Way by the wonderful Gayle Forman. Having read some Gayle Forman before, I was very excited about her latest book and it definitely lived up to my high expectations.

The novel starts by following Freya, a singer who loses her voice while recording her debut album. It then splits into a three way narrative. Harun is hiding something from his family and planning to run away and Nathaniel has just arrived in New York, feeling completely reckless. Their lives entangle one morning and it turns into a life-changing day for all three of them.

I started this novel on an outbound train journey and finished it on the inbound one. It felt right to read a book that happens over the course of one day, in one day. It was like I was experiencing the story in real time and checking in to see what the characters were up to like you’d check social media to catch up with a friend. Books that are set in the one day have the power to really get you thinking about what a day can do. One day can change everything. Perspectives change and decisions can alter dramatically. It's both exciting and inspiring.

The story itself is beautifully told. The dynamics between Freya, Harun and Nathaniel makes this book light-hearted despite its deep conversations. From parents to sexuality, loss to friendship, this book is packed full of meaning and special moments. I can imagine it making a fantastic film because it balances humour with sensitive moments wonderfully.

If you're a fan of The Sun Is Also A Star, They Both Die At The End, or other YA contemporaries that turn one day into a crazy but wonderful story, I'd highly recommend I Have Lost My Way.

Simon & Schuster have very kindly provided a giveaway copy of the book for one of you! To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is share this blog post on social media and tag me @JessikahHope and @HashtagReads. Or, you can retweet this tweet.

The competition closes on 19th April 2018 at 5pm. The winner will be contacted by 22nd April. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be selected. You must be 18 to enter this competition as I will need to request your address.

Love, Jess

Thank you Simon & Schuster for providing a copy of I Have Lost My Way for review.

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