Maggie Lehrman

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The Last Best Story

book | Fiction | Jul 2018
World English → Balzer & Bray (Ed. Donna Bray)

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.


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Honest, messy, and infinitely charming. This is my favorite kind of love story.

Becky Albertalli

Smart and bighearted and deliriously fun. THE LAST BEST STORY crackles!

Katie Cotugno

The Last Best Story is the first best high school newspaper screwball romantic comedy

Jesse Andrews, author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Love, journalism, and teenage angst collide in this sweet story of missed opportunities and second chances ... An earnest high school romp as intrepid as its sleuthing protagonists.


Readers will ... find enjoyment from the spirited characters and entertaining story line.

Savannah Patterson

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