The Other Side of Lost

The Other Side of Lost

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Overview

The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby, Annica Lydenberg

Girl Online meets Wild in this emotionally charged story of girl who takes to the wilderness to rediscover herself and escape the superficial persona she created on social media.

Mari Turner’s life is perfect. That is, at least, to her thousands of followers who have helped her become an internet starlet.

But when she breaks down and posts a video confessing she’s been living a lie—that she isn’t the happy, in love, inspirational online personality she’s been trying so hard to portray—it goes viral and she receives a major backlash.

To get away from it all, she makes an impulsive decision: to hike the entire John Muir Trail. Mari and her late cousin Bri were supposed to do it together, to celebrate their shared eighteenth birthday. But that was before Mari got so wrapped up in her online world that she shut anyone out who questioned its worth—like Bri.

With Bri’s boots and trail diary, a heart full of regret, and a group of strangers that she meets along the way, Mari tries to navigate the difficult terrain of the hike. But the true challenge lies within, as she searches for the way back from to the girl she fears may be too lost to find: herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062424242
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 162,276
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Jessi Kirby is a writer for young adults whose first book, Moonglass, was named an ABA New Voices Pick. She has also written five other novels—In Honor, Golden, Things We Know by Heart, The Secret History of Us, and The Other Side of Lost. Jessi lives in central California with her husband and two kids. You can visit her online at www.jessikirby.com.

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The Other Side of Lost 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
book_junkee 5 months ago
I’m definitely a fan of Jessi Kirby and her words, so I’m always in for a new book and I don’t care what it’s about. I loved Mari so much. It was easy to relate to her obsession with social media and how she struggled with what she was showing. Her inner monologue is uncertain and insecure and felt so authentic. There are a few other characters here, but this is all about Mari. Plot wise it was a little slow and maybe a small bit monotonous, but it completely worked. I loved the tiny surprises and successes and I was rooting for Mari from the start. I loved the camaraderie and the growth. My only complaint {if you could call it that} is that I wanted more at the end — even if it was about the journey and really fit for the story. I’m just greedy. Overall, it was atmospheric and full of heart and an easy story to settle into with characters I really liked. I can’t wait to see what Jessi put outs next. **Huge thanks to Harper Teen for providing the arc free of charge**
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