The Last Best Story

The Last Best Story

by Maggie Lehrman

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ISBN-13: 9780062320773
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 167,595
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 11 months 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**