I Have Lost My Way

Title

I Have Lost My Way

Authors

Gayle Forman

Publisher

Viking

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780425290774

Pages

258 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A fateful accident draws three strangers together over the course of a single day: Freya who has lost her voice while recording her debut album. Harun who is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved. Nathaniel who has just arrived in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. As the day progresses, their secrets start to unravel and they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL730L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Divorce; Family member death; Single parent; Biracial; Gay/Lesbian; Neurological disorder; Physical disability; divorced parents; custody; co-parenting; death of grandparent; death of father; grief; accident; loss; biracial child; mixed race; skin color; gay; gay teenager; prosthetic; loss of an eye; teenager with a physical disability; adult with a neurological disorder

Main Character

female teenager; male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Multiple

Awards

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019 Grades 9-12

Keywords

interpersonal relationships; events occurring in one day; Central Park; New York; family problems; music; school; runaway; self-actualization; loss of voice; coming out

Diversity Impact

direct

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