Let’s Get Lost, the debut novel of author Adi Alsaid, has both the charm of the small towns its characters visit and the suspense of a good mystery. The story is split into four parts, each one following a teenager in different parts of the country. Each of these characters needs help—Hudson is a mechanic with an impending interview that could change his life. Bree is a runaway, alone on the highway. Elliot has just been turned down by the love of his life, and Sonia is a bridesmaid torn between the two boys she loves. Their solution is Leila, a mysterious girl on a road trip whose red car seems to always pull up in the nick of time. Leila spends a day with each teen, and during that time she watches, listens, and makes a profound impact on each of their lives, while at the same time asking for nothing in return and revealing very little about herself.
Quirky and unforgettable, Let's Get Lost features unexpected plot twists and interesting characters reminiscent of authors like John Green. The settings are picturesque backdrops that the characters fit right into. The narration is strong and lively with a clear, distinct voice and style. Through this, the characters really stand out on their own. Your heart instantly goes out to the five protagonists, especially Leila, who is fierce and unrelenting in her efforts to help others, despite the dark secrets she hides within herself.