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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780805098402288 Pages, Ages 12-18
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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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...