The Last Best Story

The Last Best Story

by Maggie Lehrman

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Overview

A witty, fresh romantic comedy, set on one fateful prom night, about two high-schools seniors who can’t quite admit they are in love. Think E. Lockhart meets Katie Cotugno.

It’s the end of senior year, and Rose Regnero is over it.

She’s over chasing stories for a school newspaper no one reads. Over missing out on “normal” high school life. And most of all, over Grant Leitch: editor-in-chief, former close friend, never-quite-boyfriend. Now all she wants is a typical prom, complete with handsome date, fancy corsage, and dancing to cheesy pop songs.

It’s the end of senior year, and Grant Leitch is in denial.

He’s in denial about handing over the reins of the paper to an unworthy underclassman. In denial that Rose suddenly, inexplicably quit the paper and now won’t talk to him. But mostly he’s in denial that she is at prom with another guy, and it’s no one’s fault but his own. Grant’s only hope of luring Rose back to him (and the paper) is a juicy story she won’t be able to resist.

In the end it takes a toga-wearing prom crasher, an emergency lockdown, a secret stalker, and a wild after-party to bring Grant and Rose together for one last story...and one final chance to admit that they’re made for each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062320773
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 326,200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Maggie Lehrman is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up outside of Chicago and went on to get a degree in English at Harvard, where she once received a grant to purchase young adult books the library didn't have. During her decade of working as an editor of books for children, she also earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of The Cost of All Things and The Last Best Story.

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The Last Best Story 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
Well. I came for the cutesy cover and EW premise of a “romantic comedy” and then the premise on GR mentions a possible school shooting and I was confused. I liked Rose and Grant well enough. There were a lot of characters here and they’re all clichés. I didn’t feel like I actually got to know anyone as they’re all so wrapped up in themselves. I will say Rose’s mom was awesome for the short time we saw her. Plot wise, it was all over the place. The chapters flip flop between past and present and while it was effective, I never got into the rhythm of the story. If the jarring was intentional, good job. The indifference about the possible shooter was a glaring commentary on our current problem with gun control and I can’t figure out if it was a genius move or not. Overall, it was a quick read and I did like it. Yet at the same time, I wasn’t satisfied when I was finished. This was not the cute contemp I was expecting. **Huge thanks to Balzer + Bray for providing the arc free of charge**