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The Last Best Story

Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
4 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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A witty, fresh romantic comedy, set on one fateful prom night, about two high school 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.

©2018 Maggie Lehrman (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Honest, messy, and infinitely charming. This is my favorite kind of love story." (Becky Albertalli, award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

"The Last Best Story is the first best high school newspaper screwball romantic comedy. Rosie and Grant are funny and warm and too brilliant for their own good, and I would spend another 1000 pages hanging out with them if I could." (Jesse Andrews, New York Times best-selling author of Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl

"Smart and bighearted and deliriously fun. The Last Best Story crackles." (Katie Cotugno, New York Times best-selling author of 99 Days)

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