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The Last True Love Story

Title

The Last True Love Story

Authors

Brendan Kiely

Publisher

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781481429887

Pages

279 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Hendrix and Corrina bust Hendrix's grandfather out of assisted living, and leave LA for New York in pursuit of freedom, truth, and love.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

900L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Family member death; Single parent; Adoption; Interracial; Illness; death of a father; single mother; adoptive parents; adopted teenager; interracial adoption; interracial family; Alzheimer’s disease

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Guatemalan / White

Family Formation

single mother; adoptive mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages 14 and Older
Best of the Best Books, 2016 Teen Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017 Young Adult Fiction
Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2019 - 2020, Teen

Keywords

Ithaca, New York; road trip; love; music; musician; poetry; first kiss; assisted living center; dog

Diversity Impact

direct

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