BOTW - Let's Get Lost - Adi Alsaid

    Adi Alsaid 
    Is there a word for the specific feeling of peacefulness you get when you finish a good book? When it happens to me, I kind of look around seeing the world as a more literary place, amazed that the people around me don’t see it, too, that the experience was contained to me. Readers will react differently to the same book, and as a debut author, I know I have to expect a wide variety of reactions. But if anyone at all gets that feeling when they’re done with Let’s Get Lost, I’d be thrilled. – Adi Alsaid, Author 
     
     

    Let's Get Lost

    Get to know Adi Alsaid

    What inspires you to write?

    Everything. The urge to write has been with me since I was a kid, and it can be triggered by anything, big or small. I've written stories inspired by heartbreak and stories inspired by sweet potato fries. What most does it most often, though, is people, the spaces between them, and how those spaces are bridged or gapped

    The role of travel and self-discovery plays a large part in Let's Get Lost. Is that something that is personally important to you?

    Definitely. My first big trip on my own was to Israel when I was eighteen, and I consciously made it about self-discovery. "Now's the time to figure out what I like," I told myself, maybe thinking it might lead to deeper realizations, maybe just curious about what, exactly, people saw in coffee (and finding out). I came back from that trip more confident, less shy, funnier (I like to think), and convinced of travel's ability to make you a little more yourself. I feel Leila might be able to relate.

    What 5 words would you use to describe Let's Get Lost?

    Mississippi, adventure, movies, Tim Horton's.

    If Let's Get Lost became a movie, who would be in your fantasy cast?

    It's a good thing casting directors exist, because if I was ever put in charge, I'd probably cast Jennifer Lawrence to play every role, male and female alike. If I had to choose? Shailene Woodley seems to have a stronghold on YA adaptation roles, and I have no complaints about that because she's wonderful. I could see her being a good Sonia. Liam James from The Way, Way Back would fit as Elliot. Leila feels very real to me, but I can't imagine who might fit the image of her in my head.

    How do you hope readers feel after finishing Let's Get Lost?

    Is there a word for the specific feeling of peacefulness you get when you finish a good book? When it happens to me, I kind of look around seeing the world as a more literary place, amazed that the people around me don't see it, too, that the experience was contained to me. Readers will react differently to the same book, and as a debut author, I know I have to expect a wide variety of reactions. But if anyone at all gets that feeling when they're done with Let's Get Lost, I'd be thrilled.

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