The B&N YA Podcast: Gayle Forman

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Gayle Forman is an author best known for demolishing readers’ hearts. In books including If I Stay, developed into a 2014 film; Just One Day, centering on an hours-long romance between an American tourist and a freewheeling Dutch actor; and her latest, instant bestseller I Have Lost My Way, Forman creates characters who feel utterly real, whether they’re an ambitious teen cellist straddling the line between life and death, a girl craving answers after the suicide of her best friend, or a singer on the verge of stardom who has just lost her voice.

I Have Lost My Way centers on a fateful meeting between three teens in New York City, each on the verge of a personal cataclysm. Forman joined us on the B&N YA Podcast to discuss the new book, her world travels, getting real for Seventeen magazine, and celebrating the connections that just feel like fate.

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, Gayle Forman’s newest novel about the power of friendship and being true to who you are is filled with the elegant prose that her fans have come to know and love.

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