Welcome to the interview with Let’s Get Lost author Adi Alsaid. Hope you enjoy!
1. What was it like to write from various perspectives?
2. Was there a secret message in the book that you wanted for readers to find?
“The main thing I loved about Let’s Get Lost was the way it relentlessly insisted on how good and fascinating all people really are, no matter how muddled or misguided they might be. It was a sense of wonder, I guess, a thrilling observation of the little things that make people great. I loved how Hudson and Leila bond over these little things–the ant hills, the pile of bowling shoes, the bathroom chalkboard. Little things, little treasures. To me, this is really the main thing to take away from the book. Life is fascinating, people are amazing, all in these secret little ways we just have to tap into.”
3. How did the title “Let’s Get Lost” get created for this book?
4. Favorite thing about thing about this book?
5. 3 words to describe the cover.
Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City, then studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in class, he mostly read fiction and continuously failed to fill out crossword puzzles, so it’s no surprise that after graduating, he did not go into business world but rather packed up his apartment into his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer. He’s now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches high school and elementary basketball, and has perfected the art of making every dish he eats or cooks as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he’s lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas, and Monterey, California. A tingly feeling in his feet tells him more places will eventually be added to the list. Let’s Get Lost is his YA debut.
Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.
Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.
There’s HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.
Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila’s own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you’re looking for is to get lost along the way.
Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed!