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The Loose Ends List

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A refreshing, funny, and moving debut novel about first loves, last wishes, and letting go. Seventeen-year-old Maddie O'Neill Levine lives a charmed life, and is primed to spend the perfect pre-college summer with her best friends and young-at-heart socialite grandmother (also Maddie's closest confidante), tying up high school loose ends. Maddie's plans change the instant Gram announces that she is terminally ill and has booked the family on a secret "death with dignity" cruise ship so that she can leave the world in her own unconventional way - and give the O'Neill clan an unforgettable summer of dreams-come-true in the process. Soon, Maddie is on the trip of a lifetime with her over-the-top family. As they travel the globe, Maddie bonds with other passengers and falls for Enzo, who is processing his own grief. But despite the laughter, headiness of first love, and excitement of glamorous destinations, Maddie knows she is on the brink of losing Gram. She struggles to find the strength to say good-bye in a whirlwind summer shaped by love, loss, and the power of forgiveness.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 346 pages
  • 147 x 216 x 30mm | 454g
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • United States
  • English
  • 0316382825
  • 9780316382823
  • 309,208

Review quote

"A sweet story of a young girl growing and learning about the depths that exist in everyone...Maddie is an accessible and relatable character." VOYA, "show more

About Carrie Firestone

Carrie Firestone is a former New York City high school teacher who now lives and writes in Connecticut.show more
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