The Other Side Of Lost by Jessi KirbyThe Other Side Of Lost by Jessi Kirby

The Other Side Of Lost

byJessi Kirby

Hardcover | August 7, 2018

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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.

Title:The Other Side Of LostFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.05 inPublished:August 7, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062424246

ISBN - 13:9780062424242

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life 3.5* A lot of universal truths brought up about how we are in real life vs social media. I liked the whole intense hike finding yourself storyline. The ending was fine. But there could have been more of an ending.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute YA Contemporary PERFECTION This book. OH THIS BOOK. I feel like Jessi Kirby is such a phemonenal writer of YA contemporary, but her books don't seem to garner as much buzz as some other popular YA authors, like Morgan Matson or Katie Cotugno. So instead, I feel like I need to climb up on top of a soapbox and yell for all the world to hear: IF YOU HAVEN'T READ A JESSI KIRBY BOOK, WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!? This book. OH THIS BOOK. I had started 9 Days & 9 Nights because its publication date was earlier, but something about this book was calling to me, so I thought I'd just read the first couple of pages and see what it was like. Two pages in, I WAS HOOKED. Mari is an Instagram sensation and the book opens with her composing photos and posts for her account. I loved seeing the way her mind approached her online persona, and the way she as a person was disconnected with how she appeared to her fans online. Then she posts a confessional video about how everything she posts online is a lie, and that she isn't the happy, carefree individual that she pretends to be online. In the virtual aftermath of her video going viral, she makes a spontaneous decision to fulfill a life goal that she had planned to do with her cousin, a plan that had fallen apart both because of her estranged relationship with her cousin, and the fact that her cousin died in a tragic accident. The life goal includes hiking the John Muir trail, an impressive 211 miles across all kinds of terrain. All of this happens in the first few chapters of the book and what unfolds from there is a story of self-discovery and truth that is unlike any other book that I have read. I'm already craving a re-read of the story, and can scarcely wait to get my hands on a physical copy so that I can go back and Post-it flag some of the pages ... and I'm not one to annotate books at all. There's just something about this book that spoke to me on such a deep level -- there was a reason that this book was calling to me, and I'm so glad that I picked it up when I did. To repeat my earlier statement, IF YOU HAVEN'T READ A JESSI KIRBY BOOK, WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!?! Start with this one, or start with one of her earlier books, but please please please give her a chance. Note: An egalley was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2018-03-30

Editorial Reviews

“Compelling and inspiring. Readers will be glad to have made the journey.”