Let's Get Lost
--School Library Journal
Harlequin Teen, 9780373211241, 338pp.
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
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Is there anything that you’ve learned from this book? If so, how might you apply this in your own life?
Why do you think the author titled the book Let’s Get Lost? How does the title relate to the themes of the book? What would be another good title for this book? Why?
Were you surprised when you found out about Leila’s past? Why or why not?
How were the characters that Leila picked up along the way similar and different? Who was your favorite? Why? Whom did you like the least? Cite character actions and dialogue to support your opinion.
Describe Leila’s role in the lives of each of the main characters whom she comes in contact with. How did she help each of them in a meaningful way? What parts of the text inform your analysis?
Why is Leila so effective in helping the characters she meets? How does she accomplish this? What is it about her personality and circumstances that make her so helpful? Cite examples from the text to support your ideas.
Leila seems to have a very good understanding of people. What do you think she learned on her road trip that she didn’t already know about people?
Besides Hudson, which character do you think had the most impact on Leila? Cite specific words, phrases and actions from the book to defend your response.
Did Leila have to take this road trip? How might her life have been different if she hadn’t?
What are the various themes of this book? What parts of the book inform your answer?
In her first letter to Hudson, Leila writes, “I’ve decided that my trip to see the Lights will be a treasure hunt. I’m going to steal your idea to look at the world as if it’s always hiding something of value.” How did Leila follow this advice throughout her road trip? Cite specific instances.
What might the significance of Leila’s car being totally red, right down to the hubcaps and entire interior, have? What might this color be a symbol for? Defend your answer with character traits and scene-specific textual evidence from throughout the story.
How does the author build suspense throughout the novel? Which lines/words/parts of the book add to this suspenseful feeling?