Gayle Forman is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Elle in the US. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. Gayle novel, If I Stay, was released as a blockbuster movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz, and I Was Here was a Zoella Book Club choice in 2016. Visit Gayle at www.gayleforman.com.
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They lost their way but found each other… 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.
Note: This is a ‘Young Adult’ book and it is therefore advised that teachers / parents read the book first before recommending it to those aged 13 or under.
‘Stunning doesn’t even begin to say it.’ – Kirkus Reviews, starred review
‘Elegant and understated…. A celebration of the lifesaving power of human connection.’ – Publishers Weekly, starred review
‘In Forman’s wonderfully deft hands, this story of friendship, love, loss and redemption becomes so much more. I Have Lost My Way is a beautifully written love song to every young person who has ever moved through fear and found themselves on the other side.’ – Jacqueline Woodson, author of the National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming