Around 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 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 way back to who they're supposed to be.
Told over the course of a single day from three different perspectives, this is a story about the power of friendship and being true to who you are.
Reviewed by Olivia at Angus & Robertson:
Emotions run high in this in this electric tale of three teens who meet by chance in Central Park, New York City, written by bestselling YA author Gayle Forman. Forman made a name for herself with YA readers everywhere with If I Stay, and I Have Lost My Way is another beautifully told story that will resonate with every reader who’s ever felt like they’ve lost sight of who they’re meant to be.
The story is told over the course of one day from the perspective of three different characters, Freya, Harun and Nathaniel. They are each so vividly written that they feel familiar, almost like old friends - there’s something of yourself to recognise in each of them. If you like your contemporary YA novels bittersweet and complex, then I Have Lost My Way is probably going to be your new favourite - it’s a truly amazing read...