#AA2019 Nominees Round Up, October 3 Edition

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman, narrated by Sunil Malhotra, Michael Crouch, and Nicole Lewis
Audio Published by Listening Library
Publication Date: March 27, 2018
ISBN: 978-0525636274

I Have Lost my Way by Gayle Forman follows the story of three young adults: Freya, Harun, and Nathaniel in New York City who have each lost something or someone who was inherit to their identity. Brought together by an accident, their stories are woven together and their losses and secrets are slowly revealed to one another through the course of a single day. The story is told from each of the characters’ perspective.

Forman is masterful in her ability to write truly emotional complex stories of three young adults making their journey to adulthood. Her story allows readers of all backgrounds and identities to see themselves within the novel by tackling ideas of friendship, family, mental health, LGBTQ, loss, and self-actualization.The three narrators of this audiobook, Lewis, Crouch, and Malhotra, are exemplary in portraying the characters in happiness, retrospection, growth, and sorrow. Furthermore, the narrators’ ability to utilize subtle tone, accents, and superb singing in this audiobook make it an amazing title.

Fans  of Gayle Forman’s other works such as If I Stay and Just One Day will love this latest novel. In addition, fans of realistic fiction authors like John Green, Adam Silvera, Benjamin Alire Sáenz will enjoy this novel. For non-readers, television enthusiast for shows like This is Us, A Million Little Things, and Rise. For movie-goers, who enjoyed the journey of films like “Definitely, Maybe,” “Moonlight,” or “Lion;” this novel would fit right in.

–Brittany Garcia