I Have Lost My Way {Free read online} by Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman ✓ 6 Free read

A powerful display of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I StayAround 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. 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 thatAlso sHOUT OUT to the UKAUS cover because it absolutely resembles my headphones when I put them in my pocket for two seconds It s basically a Told Over One Day storyWhich is a trope I both love and hate haha I love it because it s short and powerful and the way I got so attached to these characters after just seeing their day is such good writing But I always feel eeeehhh at these stories because THE ROMANCE I mean how even do you fall in love in a day At least no one was pledging their lives to each other so It was like a very very intense crushbeginning and it is cute I do ship it justlowkey It also had 3 narrators Freya Harun and NathanielThe style was interesting because they have their backstory backflashes in 1st person but the actual present day part of the book is in 3rd 3RD PRESENT BTW WHICH IS MY FAVOURITE AHH HEART EYES And even though the book is really short I absolutely love these three My only negative lol lol is that Harun s narrative didn t seem to really fit He had a great story with a full arc and everythingbut you could ve cut him out and it wouldn t have affected the plot WHOOPS FREYA She s a raising star singer who suddenly can t sing We re never sure if it s nerves or a medical condition but just one day she couldn t sing any She feels SO lost and like as soon as she s fired from her singing deal she ll never be loved She s also biracialEthiopian HARUN He s from a strict Muslim family and he s gay but super deeply closeted He breaks his boyfriend s heart but all he wants is to get him back NATHANIEL He is a very smol sad cinnamon son WHOM I LOVED THE MOST who s very depressed after his home life falls apart and so lonely And so soft and sweet and will eat anything you put in front of him bless him They have the best meetcute everConsidering Freya s on her phone lamenting the loss of her career and she trips and falls off a low bridge and knocks out Nathaniel He is super concussed Pukes on her shoes Harun is nearby and offers to help because he recognises Frey s fammmmous and thinks hanging out with her might get his boyfriend back So it s a huge pile of coincidences but I didn t think too hard to believe The end up spending the day together and FACING ALL THEIR DEVASTATION AND TEAR FILLED PASTS It s so emotional I was really absolutely caught up in the story the voice the writing super fast and I d been in a bit of a ready slump but I didn t want to put this one down The themes of loneliness and loss and love where just poured so heartfeltly shh that is now a word onto every page OK butlike I did have a few problemsFor startersjust Harun s story was a really disjointed to the others and b like he s a ueer brown Muslim mm tragic story line not death or anything but still and I just I feel uncomfortable with this knowing it ain t ownvoices and how basically Islam only gets negative portrayals in books BUT I have no idea of the backstory of why the author wrote it so I won t judge But yeeeah And also NathanielFreya s romance was very fast har har And sometimes it d switch POVs with line breaks tho like after ONE SENTENCE Surely we don t need to know what everyone s thinking in the same second Also it soooo does NOT feel like YA It felt NA at least The characters are at least 19 if not a bit older But overall I really did like this oneIt s a short punch of grief and moving on and loss and of finding yourself and finding others to help you cling on I also liked that it wasn t all oh love cures everything but rather hey look people can grab your hand and hold onto you when you re drowning and that s a really important and beautiful message THAT S HEART TO HIT YOU IN THE FEELS Also the ending is SO open and I think I really love it for that Planet of the Bugs uncomfortable about it But we ll get to thatAlso sHOUT OUT to the UKAUS cover because it absolutely resembles my headphones when I put them in my pocket for two seconds It s basically a Told Over One Day storyWhich is a trope I both love and hate haha I love it because it s short and powerful and the way I got so attached to these characters after just seeing their day is such good writing But I always feel eeeehhh at these stories because THE ROMANCE I mean how even do you fall in love in a day At least no one was pledging their lives to each other so It was like a very very intense crushbeginning and it is cute I do ship it justlowkey It also had 3 narrators Freya Harun and NathanielThe style was interesting because they have their backstory backflashes in 1st person but the actual present day part of the book is in 3rd 3RD PRESENT BTW WHICH IS MY FAVOURITE AHH HEART EYES And even though the book is really short I absolutely love these three My only negative lol lol is that Harun s narrative didn t seem to really fit He had a great story with a full arc and everythingbut you could ve cut him out and it wouldn t have affected the plot WHOOPS FREYA She s a raising star singer who suddenly can t sing We re never sure if it s nerves or a medical condition but just one day she couldn t sing any She feels SO lost and like as soon as she s fired from her singing deal she ll never be loved She s also biracialEthiopian HARUN He s from a strict Muslim family and he s gay but super deeply closeted He breaks his boyfriend s heart but all he wants is to get him back NATHANIEL He is a very smol sad cinnamon son WHOM I LOVED THE MOST who s very depressed after his home life falls apart and so lonely And so soft and sweet and will eat anything you put in front of him bless him They have the best meetcute everConsidering Freya s on her phone lamenting the loss of her career and she trips and falls off a low bridge and knocks out Nathaniel He is super concussed Pukes on her shoes Harun is nearby and offers to help because he recognises Frey s fammmmous and thinks hanging out with her might get his boyfriend back So it s a huge pile of coincidences but I didn t think too hard to believe The end Fishes of the Open Ocean up spending the day together and FACING ALL THEIR DEVASTATION AND TEAR FILLED PASTS It s so emotional I was really absolutely caught Out of Bounds (Boundaries, up in the story the voice the writing super fast and I d been in a bit of a ready slump but I didn t want to put this one down The themes of loneliness and loss and love where just poured so heartfeltly shh that is now a word onto every page OK butlike I did have a few problemsFor startersjust Harun s story was a really disjointed to the others and b like he s a Grass, Sky, Song ueer brown Muslim mm tragic story line not death or anything but still and I just I feel Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos uncomfortable with this knowing it ain t ownvoices and how basically Islam only gets negative portrayals in books BUT I have no idea of the backstory of why the author wrote it so I won t judge But yeeeah And also NathanielFreya s romance was very fast har har And sometimes it d switch POVs with line breaks tho like after ONE SENTENCE Surely we don t need to know what everyone s thinking in the same second Also it soooo does NOT feel like YA It felt NA at least The characters are at least 19 if not a bit older But overall I really did like this oneIt s a short punch of grief and moving on and loss and of finding yourself and finding others to help you cling on I also liked that it wasn t all oh love cures everything but rather hey look people can grab your hand and hold onto you when you re drowning and that s a really important and beautiful message THAT S HEART TO HIT YOU IN THE FEELS Also the ending is SO open and I think I really love it for that

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I Have Lost My Way

Ay back to who they're supposed to beTold over the course of a single day from three different perspectives Gayle Forman's newest novel about the power of friendship and being true to who you are is filled with the elegant prose that her fans have come to know and lov. 4 StarsARC 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 any She feels like she s lost her way like the person she was no longer exists Harun was raised in a loving close family but one that has strict beliefs high expectations He feels like a coward and like he s living a lie He feels alone and is planning to run away Nathaniel used to love his life but now it s hard to remember the person he used to be He feels like nobody see s him Most days he feels invisible like he hardly exists He thinks he s unlovable He s lost everything and as a result lost himself Nathaniel arrives in NYC and while in Central Park has an accident that causes him to cross paths with Freya and Harun Circumstances have them spending the entire day together helping each other getting to know one another All three focus on each other instead of themselves They give each other courage and help each other to heal Through their friendship they each begin to feel alive and believe in possibilities again This was a uniue story about three strangers told from three different POV s As the story is told we go into their pasts and get their secrets and back stories This book was full of different cultures and is about love loss life death relationships family romance but most of all friendship and human kindness Putting your own problems aside to care for another They give each other strength Three very diverse people have lost their way They all fear being alone but all get a sense of peace from helping each other The Black Ice Score (Parker, used to love his life but now it s hard to remember the person he The Black Painting used to be He feels like nobody see s him Most days he feels invisible like he hardly exists He thinks he s Fire and Desire unlovable He s lost everything and as a result lost himself Nathaniel arrives in NYC and while in Central Park has an accident that causes him to cross paths with Freya and Harun Circumstances have them spending the entire day together helping each other getting to know one another All three focus on each other instead of themselves They give each other courage and help each other to heal Through their friendship they each begin to feel alive and believe in possibilities again This was a The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox uniue story about three strangers told from three different POV s As the story is told we go into their pasts and get their secrets and back stories This book was full of different cultures and is about love loss life death relationships family romance but most of all friendship and human kindness Putting your own problems aside to care for another They give each other strength Three very diverse people have lost their way They all fear being alone but all get a sense of peace from helping each other

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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 the parts of their past that they haven't been able to confront and together they find their w. 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 uite 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 seuel I seem to realize now that I ve been missing out on her work actually Although 3 stars do not represent I loved the book I think there were only a few problems but yet they were major in the book so it s like it threw the whole aspect of the book itself With that being said Forman truly wrote an inspiring and eye opening book having her readers open their eyes and realize that life is so much than what it offers To share your loss with people is another way of giving your love In I Have Lost My Way we follow 3 characters Harun Nathaniel and Freya who have all seemed to lost their way While Freya has lost her voice during a recording for her album Harun is running away from his house to find the boy he loves and Nahaniel is roaming the NYC streets without knowing where he s going because his family tragedy left him lost When the three unexpectedly meet after an accident they begin opening up to each other and learning about what each other brings to the other I Have Lost My Way is about finding friendship in the most unexpected people to appear in your life out of the blue and realizing that they are the people they needed in order to heal their wounds and left scars It is about finding love and strong connections while learning that you are not the only one lost and trying to find your way back The prayer comes to his lips automatically He asks God to help Nathaniel To help him find Nathaniel To help him find Freya To help all three of them heal one another Because Nathaniel and Freya they are his people They are one another s people I think the biggest problem I had with this was how there was actually a romantic relationship aside Although it was not the most viewed thing in the novel I felt like it was unnecessary Coming from a contemporary romance fan I was enjoying this and what it was displaying the love of strangers bonding and becoming the friends they never thought they needed It was obvious it was gonna happen because there were these small gestures and hints Forman was throwing here and there in the beginning when Nathaniel and Freya met and since Harun is gay and was looking for his ex boyfriend it was obviously going to be between Nathaniel and Freya Aside from that the book was sweet and sad but it was leaning towards the side of sweetly heartbreakingMy favorite was definitely Harun He was the heartbreaking character and the character I felt the most sympathy for He s a Muslim and he s gay and he s fully closeted not thinking of telling his family because of the fear he knows they will have As the book was closing and coming to an end I wish he had a better ending Personally I thought he deserved better not because of what happened with James but because of what he went through for James In the end I was uite glad for the trouble that was caused between these three at his house not gonna lie I feel like it was just what Harun needed someone else to say it I felt like he needed the support Freya and Nathaniel gave him and the advice but obviously he had his mouth shut and couldn t open it and say the words so I was uite glad it was figured out another way even though it wasn t the best I knew Jasmine was meant to be pretty and her manner of dress sexy and I knew she was an object of desire by the way my brother was talking But I didn t care about Jasmine It was Aladdin I couldn t take my eyes off His face was pretty delicate kind of alike Amir s And the scenes with Aladdin bare chested made that tickling in my belly stronger than ever Nathaniel and Freya apart from their relationship were also characters that can make you feel emotions and sad feelings Freya is struggling with the absence of her father who is Etiophian which is why she is biracial and trying to understand the fact that her mother and her manager are basically controlling her musical career she might get fired and her sister just so happens to be engaged I truly felt bad for her and for what was happening to her I wasn t a fan of her sister Sabrina even though her role in this is very accurately understandable for an older sister Freya had put too much confidence into thinking her father would return but you can t blame her He was the one who showed her who taught her about music and what it means to him and what it now means to her Nathaniel on the other hand had an arc that was slowly developing into a sudden upsetting one I didn t know about his story or his side of the story but it obviously was not a happy one He was isolated and wasn t able to accept the fact either He was lost in his thoughts and his surroundings It was uite Forman made his perspective the most confusing which made sense because Gayle showed us but didn t tell us which made us the readers experience it for ourselves I think that s why I really enjoyed his perspective because it s a story showed and not told so we find out little by little about him and what happened to him She looks at Harun at Nathaniel Unlike her mother or Hayden she does not believe in anything resembling destiny But at that moment it s hard not to believe that the three of them were meant to meet It s kind of hard to review this It s uite a short book fast paced and it changes in perspectives from the third person to the first person I wasn t a fan of it at first but then I realized how the book was ending uickly and didn t realize it didn t bother me much any In the end I was actually appreciating it because we got to see the thoughts of the characters the actions and their flashbacks that led to their present situation Although unnecessary Forman wrote some chapters with one line only or a couple of sentences I m another one of those readers that didn t read Gayle Forman s books as a teen but I seem to realize now that I ve been missing not a lot but uite some They see him He hears them They find each other


10 thoughts on “I Have Lost My Way

  1. says:

    They may be complete strangers with different lives and different problems but there in that examination room they are measuring sadne

  2. says:

    ‘‘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 uite as wonderful and memorable as If I Stay and its companion novelGayle Forman does not write to impress Her writing style is simple though effective and even lyrical

  3. says:

    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 ruuuu

  4. says:

    I marvel at Gayle Forman’s clear eye and heartbreaking complex depiction of the fierce flawed lovable people a

  5. says:

    4 CharacterDriven Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟This was a book filled with amazing charactersFreya meets Nathaniel after falling off a bridge and landing on top of himHarun 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 bookFrey

  6. says:

    They may be complete strangers with different lives and different problems but there in that examination room they are measuring sa

  7. says:

    4 StarsARC 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 any She feels like she’s lost her way lik

  8. says:

    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 d

  9. says:

    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 uite seem resolved at the end everything just felt way too open fo

  10. says:

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in BooksHave 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

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