Famous Last Words

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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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. 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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chapter one
The Obit Page
 
 
Samantha Elisabeth D’Angelo, the Herald Tribune’s youngest-ever obituary writer, died Friday. She was 16. Born and raised in Chestnutville, New Jersey, D’Angelo would have been a senior at Chestnutville High School in September. She is survived by her fabulous-looking and infinitely cooler mother and father, Christina and David D’Angelo, and her quirky grandmother, Alfonsina D’Angelo. A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Snore, the

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Praise for Famous Last Words

"Cleverly titled, realistically written, and on the whole engaging and sympathetic, this story rings true." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A satisfying office romance set against the backdrop of tight deadlines and a changing media landscape."-- Publishers Weekly

 "A smart, compact, and pleasurable read." -- Booklist

 "Fast-paced, light entertainment." -- School Library Journal


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Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski is the author of the young adult novel How My Summer Went Up in Flames. She is also a freelance nonfiction writer and has published articles and essays in national magazines, such as Cosmopolitan. Her first paid writing gig was at the North Jersey Herald & News, where she wrote obituaries and began her lifelong love of news and coffee. She lives in New Jersey with her family.

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
July 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780805098402
ISBN10: 0805098402
Young Adult Fiction
5.5 x 8 inches, 288 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
July 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805093674
ISBN10: 0805093672
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$17.99
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