The premise is simple: Each twin can invite three guests to a dinner party at their grandmother's rent-controlled New York apartment, and they can't tell the other who they invited so it's a surprise when the party begins. What ensues is a beautiful catastrophe of a party complete with exes, random people met on the street, and the fear of jumping off into the world after high school. Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah left me out of breath and hooked on every new and intriguing character or turn of the plot. It's the perfect quick read fit with everything you would and wouldn't think of.
The New York Times Bestselling duo behind Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily return with twins out to throw the party of a lifetime--or at least the best party of high school Siblings Sam and Ilsa Kehlmann have spent most of their high school years throwing parties for their friends--and now they've prepared their final blowout, just before graduation. The rules are simple: each twin gets to invite three guests, and the other twin doesn't know who's coming until the partiers show up at the door. With Sam and Ilsa, the sibling revelry is always tempered with a large dose of sibling rivalry, and tonight is no exception. One night. One apartment. Eight people. What could possibly go wrong? Oh, we all know the answer is plenty. But plenty also goes right, as well...in rather surprising ways.
About the Author
Rachel Cohn is the author of critically acclaimed YA novels Very LeFreak, You Know Where to Find Me, Cupcake, Shrimp, Gingerbread, and Beta. A graduate of Barnard College, she lives and writes in Los Angeles. Find her online at rachelcohn.com and @rachelcohn. David Levithan's many acclaimed novels include Every Day, Another Day, Someday, Two Boys Kissing, and Boy Meets Boy. In 2016, David was named the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for his contribution to YA literature. You can learn more about him at davidlevithan.com and follow him on Twitter at @loversdiction. Rachel and David's previous collaborations include Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, and The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily.