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Famous Last Words
by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski


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In "Famous Last Words "by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, sixteen-year-old Samantha D'Angelo has death on the brain. Her summer internship at the local newspaper has her writing obituaries instead of soaking up the sun at the beach. Between Shelby, Sam's boy-crazy best friend; her boss Harry, a true-blue newspaper man; and AJ, her fellow "intern scum" (aka the cute drummer for a band called Love Gas), Sam has her hands full.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In "Famous Last Words "by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, sixteen-year-old Samantha D'Angelo has death on the brain. Her summer internship at the local newspaper has her writing obituaries instead of soaking up the sun at the beach. Between Shelby, Sam's boy-crazy best friend; her boss Harry, a true-blue newspaper man; and AJ, her fellow "intern scum" (aka the cute drummer for a band called Love Gas), Sam has her hands full. But once she figures out what or who is the best part of her summer, will she mess it all up?

As Sam learns her way around both the news room and the real world, she starts to make some momentous realizations about politics, ethics, her family, romance, and most important herself."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780805093674
  • ISBN-10: 0805093672
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
  • Publish Date: July 2013
  • Page Count: 279
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-18
  • Dimensions: 8.53 x 5.81 x 1.01 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.83 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-05-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Aspiring reporter Sam D’Angelo, 16, is interning at her local New Jersey paper for the summer, stuck writing obituaries with her occasionally annoying, college-age fellow intern AJ. When she’s not taking phone calls about dead people, Sam writes humorous imaginary obits (including one for herself); spends time with her grandmother; lusts after the “incredibly hot” features intern, Tony Roma; and covertly investigates the shady mayor with AJ. Doktorski (How My Summer Went Up in Flames) offers another strong, funny, and quirky protagonist, along with a well-developed supporting cast. Work, family life, friendships, and potential romance are skillfully woven together, though Sam’s journalistic aspirations take center stage as she tries to climb from lowly coffee gopher and obituary writer to investigative reporter. It’s easy to fall for Sam’s self-deprecating wit, go-getter enthusiasm, occasional stumbles, and fascination with boys; her dedication to the imperiled newspaper and her eccentric colleagues will endear her to readers, too. A satisfying office romance set against the backdrop of tight deadlines and a changing media landscape. Ages 12–up. Agent: Kerry Evans, Levine Greenberg Literary Agency. (July)

 
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