Jeg er faret vild
Title: I Have Lost my Way
Author: Gayle Forman
Published in English: 2018
Dansk titel: Jeg er faret vild
Dansk udgivelsesår: 2018
Finished Reading: July 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Romance & Realism Young Adult
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
A powerful display of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay. 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, 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 love.
I have multiple thoughts of this book. At first, I thought it was decent but then it turned into a sob story. I’ve never read something so uninteresting in a long time. In my opinion its 200 pages of sure self-loathing. I started wondering if this was some sort of attempt to earn money.
The characters are the biggest stereotypes I’ve ever come across. They aren’t that interesting at all.
Even the ending seemed generic. Many things happens in a day especially for these three main characters. At times, it seemed like it was too much. We were bounced from one character to another; going from past to present and it was all a bit confusing. I’m not a fan of multiple character chapters but it was all a bit too much in this book. Sometimes we had a change of character in the middle of a chapter only a few dots and lines here and there to let us know.
I didn’t like a single thing about this book. I usually like her stories but this seems rushed and unorganized.
I’m sure some people will find this to be a good book; I hope you will see something different than I did at least.