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 Turners 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 shes been living a liethat she isnt the happy, in-love, inspirational online personality shes been trying so hard to portrayit goes viral and she receives 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 worthlike Bri.With Bris 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 diffic...
|Title||:||The Other Side of Lost|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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The Other Side of Lost Reviews
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I believe this is my first Jessi Kirby novel, and it was sweet, short, and emotional. This novel follows Mari as she attempts to hike the daunting 211 miles of the John Muir trail. Along the way, she deals with the death of her cousin Bri and meets new friends during her trip.
Mari is an internet star, and she posts about how her life isn’t as picturesque as it seems. As a result, she receives a lot of negative attention and decides to hike the John Muir ...more
4.5 stars! I’ve never imagined myself going on a hike, but after reading this book (even with all of stressful things that happen), I’m feeling inspired to go on even a little one of my own. Also, this was just so well-written and it made me very emotional at certain points!
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 a ...more
If you have a love/hate relationship with social media, if you love hiking, being outside, stories about finding yourself, AND you want to ugly cry at 1am on a weeknight, this book is for you. What a surprise - I really enjoyed it and did not feel like YA at all. Maybe a bit in the fluffy, "you can do it!" bits but overall felt it was an intelligent and moving read on grief and loss.
After Mari’s cousin Bri dies she receives Bri’s hiking gear in the mail on their 18th birthday and has an epiphany that she needs to hike the John Muir Trail in Bri’s place. A fellow nature lover and hiker myself, I expected a beautiful novel detailed with nature and self-discovery. Instead I read about a whiny character stupidly deciding to hike a 210-mile trail with zero athletic or hiking experience/knowledge while making new BFFs and an instant love boyfriend.
I disliked Mari from the first c ...more
The first half of this book was phenomenal. I was ready to add it to my favourites shelf and preach about it forevermore. I really enjoyed it and recommend it (especially for people who struggle with social media and/or like nature!) but it missed the mark slightly for me by introducing a romance that I didn't think was necessary and by dropping the social media aspect in the latter half of the book, which was what I'd been so enjoying in the first half.
So I still really enjoyed it, but the seco ...more
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I was so, so certain that I was going to love this book. Survival components, feels, finding oneself, I love all those things! But at the end of the day, some of those aspects just fell short and I didn't quite love this as much as I'd hoped.
The Things I Liked:
I love a good survival story! And it was one, no question. Mari is out on the John Muir Trail (which I spent lots of time ...more
The one thing I hate the most is when I am reading a book on my Kindle, I'm at 93% which means there are still some pages left, but the book decides to end there and I am absolutely not ready for it. That's what happened with The Other Side of Lost and I was just expecting more of a resolution.
Up until the ending, I was enjoying what I was reading, but for some reason wasn't all that emotional about it which isn't usually me. So it was a good book but not a great one. I was hoping the ending wo ...more