Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for! Here's mine for the week.



Title: The Other Side of Lost
AuthorJessi Kirby
Release Date: August 7, 2018

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35820001-the-other-side-of-lost

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 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 to the girl she fears may be too lost to find: herself. (taken from goodreads.com)

Why I Need It: 

I'll admit that the cover was what first drew me to the August release, but after reading the summary, I realized that this book sounds right up my alley. I love stories of surviving in the wilderness and hiking, as well as tales of self-discovery. Count me in for this upcoming novel.