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The Last Forever

by Deb Caletti

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The Last Forever by Deb Caletti
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2014
    336 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Nothing lasts forever, and no one gets that more than Tessa. After her mother died, it's all she can do to keep her friends, her boyfriend, her happiness from slipping away. And then there's her dad. He's stuck in his own daze, and it's hard to feel like a family when their house no longer seems like a home.

Her father's solution? An impromptu road trip that lands them in a small coastal town. Despite all the beauty there, Tessa can't help but feel even more lost. Her most cherished possession - a rare plant of her mother's - is starting to wither, and with it, Tessa's heart and her hope.

Enter Henry Lark. He understands the relationships that matter. And more important, he understands her. Though secrets stand between them, each has a chance at healing…if first, Tessa can find the courage to believe in forever.

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"Starred Review. Featuring sharp-witted first-person narration, some fascinating facts about plants and seeds, relatable characters, and evocative settings, Caletti's (The Story of Us) inspiring novel eloquently depicts the nature of mutability." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. A story that proves there can, indeed, be life after death. Fiction. 12 & up." - Kirkus

"Each chapter opens with a seed description, and the climax relates to the fate of Tessa's mom's plant. It is through these devices that Caletti explores the idea of longevity and 'lasting forever.'" - School Library Journal

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Deb Caletti Author Biography

Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include Stay; The Nature of Jade; and Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, winner of the Washington State Book Award and the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the PEN USA Award. Her books for adults include He's Gone and her latest release, The Secrets She Keeps. She lives with her family in Seattle.

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