Ossible Each page closer to the nd of the book was bittersweet in the best way 3 Stars The chapters changed from the past to the present It was very confusing because it was completely random Ex Chapter 1 Present Chapter 2 Past Chapter 3 Past Chapter 4 Present Chapter 5 Present Chapter 6 Past Chapter 7 Present It got me really confused because half the time I didn t understand what I was reading The book wasn
T That Engaging Thethat Placing Memory engaging The interesting part was view spoilerwhen the lockdown happened because of the apparent school shooting during prom hide spoiler 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 wellnough There were a lot of characters here and
they re all clich s i didn tre all clich s I didn t 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 Lasombra 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 uick 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 wasxpecting Huge thanks to Balzer Bray for providing the arc free of charge At first glance The Last Best Story looked like a fluffy summer contemporary but surprisingly it turned out to be a complex story about gun violence and school safety I njoyed the story and I liked most of the characters xcept Grant He behaved like a jerk a lot of the times lying to and manipulating his friends to get what he wanted I really don t see how he can be a good love interest for any YA heroine He spoiled the book for me a little but overall The Last Best Story was an Wanton Nights enjoyable and a thought provoking read ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss The format of this was challenging for me I appreciate a writer whoxperiments with narrative but in this case I thought the format got in the way of the flow of the story It was a happened in one night story about a lockdown at the prom interspersed with flashbacks told in a third person omniscient styleIt wasn t really a thriller It wasn t really a romance I wasn t really sure what it was until I read the acknowledgmentsSee my full thoughts on my review on JenRylandcom Check out my Bookstagram Or check out my Jen In Ten reviews on Youtube get the lowdown on current books in 10 30 seconds This is one of those moments when judging a book by a cover bit me in the behind This was not at all what I While My Soldier Serves expected it to be The structuring of the story was a little complicated with the constant flashbacks prolonging the actualvents of what the story was really about It took forever to get to the actual conflict of the book where the prom goes on lock down because of a supposed shooter in the school As far as characters go Rose was okay but I didn t understand how she could nd up liking Grant after all the bashing she d done To me it just seemed like she was fed up with him so the whole turnaround was like what Grant on the other hand was a little brat He seemed okay at first but then you realize how manipulative he is of his friends specially when it comes to anything relating to the newspaper which for him is just about verythingThis book had the potential to be great give that it dealt with a very serious topic but it was poorly xecuted There wasn t The Fiend Next Door enough focus on the issue of a school shootin. Him he’s notntirely sureWhen an alarm is set off at prom and the school goes on lockdown Grant discovers that someone is loose in the building with a gun But Rose caught outside of the gym knows differently Will her instincts for a good story win out against her resolve to leave Grant and the paper behi. I just stayed up all reading this book in one sitting It might be the lack of sleep talking but this book was FULL of deplorables I m not talking flawed characters I mean absolutely worthless human beings I thought I was reading a Rom com based on what I d heard about the book but talk about false intel This book was chocked full of just about very high school trope you can think of bullying hazing gun violence sexual assault police race relationsthe list goes on It s a bit much for one bookDon t get me wrong the book isn t unreadable it s just to cringed the whole way through I kept waiting for our protagonists to learn about themselves and become better people but spoiler alert they don t At least not nough for me There s is a whodunnit plot line that keep the action and plot moving forward and that was decent but not பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் enough to make me forget what assholes most of these characters are A little too slow and for not muchRose has uit the Gazette and decided not to go the college she d been aiming for she s also let go of her long time crushditor in chief Grant It s been months and now it s prom but Grant is not her date When her best friend s boyfriend gets in trouble her reporter self speaks louder and she goes after the vice principal That s when the school goes into lockdown Someone has a gun and Rose can t keep away from one last storyI d say this book s biggest problem was that it took too long for something to happen and then nothing much happens to compensate In the The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 end I d say this is of a romance than a thriller But because of the thrillerven the romance wasn t that well developedI did like Rose I think her identity crisis was the big point in this book for me Grant has always kept her rolling to a point she s not sure what is it she wanted herself and starts denying it all And I also liked how it wasn t all Grant s fault though it seems in the beginning I won t spoil it all for you of course but it felt uite real that she d have a breakdown I think this author was very good in getting the personalities of A Meditation on Murder each of her characters not only Rose sThe thing is as much as I didnjoy Grant as a character I didn t get the romance I mean it would be disappointing for me if the
two weren t a thing at some point I love romances and they were the main characters Still I don tweren t a thing at some point I love romances and they were the main characters Still I don t how Grant deserves Rose s affection He s selfish and the little he did well didn t atone him in my opinion So the romance was of a fail I couldn t cheer for them and perhaps I ven cheered against them at some pointAs for the thriller I wanted something breathtaking Something like This is Where It Ends And the conclusion wasn t satisfying ither At a point I
didn t ven care what the answer to the whole mystery was to be honestSo while this was wellt ven care what the answer to the whole mystery was to be honestSo while this was well and filled with good characters it was neither a good romance nor a good thriller I m sure it took a lot of work to build all the story so it s a pity the result was this underwhelming It s still uick and pleasant to read just not all it could have beenHonest review based on an ARC provided by Edelweiss Many thanks to the publisher for this opportunity I received a free review copy in xchange for an honest review from the Edelweiss Book review The last best story by Maggie Lehrman 2 stars Something always happens Title The last best storyAuthors Maggie LehrmanFormat kindle ARCGenre YA romance ContemporaryRating 25 starsSynopsis Taken from goodreads Rose Regnero was a star reporter for her high school paper destined for a career in journalism when she abruptly uit two months ago leaving behind her very nearly sort of boyfriend and AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 editor in chief Grant Now she is trying to be normal at her senior prom with a new boy and new. Rose Regnero was a star reporter for her high school paper destined for a career in journalism when she abruptly uit two months ago leaving behind her very nearly sort of boyfriend andditor in chief Grant Now she is trying to be normal at her senior prom with a new boy and new interests and isn’t looking. Interests and isn t looking backGrant was totally blindsided when Rose walked away from the Gazette After all they d dedicated their lives to it for the past four years had The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? even planned on majoring in journalism together at Northwestern which is why Grant is determined tontice Rose back But whether it s really to the paper or to him he s not ntirely sureWhen an alarm is set off at prom and the school goes on lockdown Grant discovers that someone
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In The Building Athe building a But Rose caught outside of the gym knows differently Will her instincts for a good story win out against her resolve to leave Grant and the paper behindReview DISCLAIMER This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse languageRose is the ace reporter for her high school paper but she uit 2 months ago leaving Grant her almost boyfriend and Editor in chief behind She attends the prom with a new boy and new interests and doesn t look back An alarm goes off and the school is on lockdownAs the story unfolds we see Grant and Rose s past Unfortunately I really wasn t a fan of this novel I felt that it was kind of stuck as the ntire story happens during prom The story bounced between past and present which left me slightly confused at first before I understood what was going onI really wanted to DNF this book within the first few chapters but I decided to carry on and give it a chance and I actually did finish itI loved that it addresses very real and current world issuesBut I wasn t a fan of the characters and story as it felt pretty flat to me The story progression was okay but nope this book didn t do it for me Rating 35 Stars For almost four years Rose had been Grant s person but then she abruptly walked away from the paper journalism and Grant too The search for the truth about the gunman was their
last chance to work on a story together and maybe theirchance to work on a story together and maybe their shot at friendship as well Pro The parts which focused on the journalistic aspects were very interesting I really The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online enjoyed getting to see their whole process Pro I keep seeing a lot of reviewers saying they hated Grant I didn t hate grant He was flawed and his singular focus was sometimes frustrating but I didn t hate him As a matter of fact I was sort of awed by his passion for finding the truth Pro Both Rose and Grant were struggling with things We get to see some of their hardships via flashbacks and in present time The issues steering the plot Grant s reticence to start a relationship or maintain the friendship as well as Rose s realization that maybeverything she had been hyper focused on wasn t what she wanted felt very authentic and I think many could relate to these uandaries Pro The mystery of the gun kept me uite interested in the present day story and I liked the searching for the missing pieces of the puzzle Pro Though the book tackled some serious issues gun violence divorce sexual assault it was not too serious There were uite a few hilarious moments and some heartfelt ones too I definitely sensed that Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet end of anra nostalgia as well Pro I thought the 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (Software Studies) ending was really good and it s always great tond on a high note Overall An interesting Design Research: Methods and Perspectives evening spent searching the story the truth and one s purposeARC provided inxchange for an honest review BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS This book made me want to read and write YA again So good it hurts I felt Your Everyday Art World everymotion possible while reading The Last Best Story The banter the relationships and the little mysteries swelling up throughout the novel had me finishing the book in two days Why Photography Matters even thougharly on I d ordered myself to slow down so I could savor it Because I KNEW I wanted to stay in the world of Rose and Grant as long as BackGrant was totally blindsided when Rose walked away from the Gazette After all they’d dedicated their lives to it for the past four years had Doreen Valiente Witch even planned on majoring in journalism together at Northwestern which is why Grant is determined tontice Rose back But whether it’s really to the paper or to. .