On The Back:
Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.
Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named Leila. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.
Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila’s own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth—sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you’re looking for is to get lost along the way.
A very good YA debut, Adi Alsaid penned a winner! Leila takes a roadtrip across the U.S. and along the way she meets a group of interesting and hilarious characters. Told in 5 different sections from 5 different points of view this book was unique and fun!
Leila was equal parts humorous and heartbreaking. For most of the story she is a main character yet we know very little about her, causing her to have an air of mystery surrounding everything she does, but as the different stories go on and we see different parts of her she became more real and heartbreaking. The rest of the characters were simply hilarious; for most of the first parts of the book it’s in the other characters point of view, making the other characters more developed.
The plots were mostly unique, with some cliches and a few better plotted parts, but in a book that’s essentially telling 5 different stories about one road trip, that’s to be expected. Hudson and Leila’s story was predictable and Elliot and Leila’s story wasn’t as gripping as Bree’s and Sonia’s stories, but overall they were all great.
Overall this was a very good story. With great characters, however a lot of predictable scenes and cliches Let’s Get Lost gets 4/5 stars! I would read a sequel if there was one.