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A brand-new, heart-wrenching novel from the bestselling author of If I Stay and I Was Here, Gayle Forman
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.
PRAISE for I Was Here:
'I Was Here is a pitch-perfect blend of mystery, tragedy, and romance. Gayle Forman has given us an unflinchingly honest portrait of the bravery it takes to live after devastating loss' Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower
'Not only beautifully written and heartwrenching, but IMPORTANT. Wow. Just, wow' Sarah Dessen
'A potent rite-of-passage tale' Sunday Times
'Irresistible tear-jerker' New York Times
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
YA superstar Gayle Forman’s tale of loss, heartbreak and self-discovery starts when an up-and-coming pop star literally falls into the path of two teen boys. After a seemingly random accident in New York’s Central Park, total strangers Freya, Harun and Nathaniel rediscover themselves in poignant, unexpected ways. A tender, honest meditation on the complexity of human emotions, I Have Lost My Way is a young adult novel that resonates across age groups.
After being brought together by an accident in New York City's Central Park, three struggling teenagers form a fast, powerful friendship in Forman's elegant and understated novel, which alternates between their day together and flashback sections that carefully expose her characters' losses. Freya, a singer on the cusp of stardom, has lost her voice, her sister, and her father. Harun has been dumped by the boyfriend he's terrified to tell his Muslim family about. And Nathaniel has landed in New York City alone, leaving behind an unpredictable father incapable of caring for him. Forman (If I Stay) occasionally references the parable of the boiling frog, in which a frog in a pot of water doesn't notice a gradual increase in temperature and is eventually cooked to death. In some ways, she performs a similar trick: readers may be so caught up in the intensity and warmth of the bond Freya, Harun, and Nathaniel form that they're caught off guard by their story's final act. But readers won't finish the novel lost or bereft; this is a celebration of the lifesaving power of human connection. Ages 14 up.