Famous Last Words by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

4 out of 5 stars

A surprisingly good read. Sam is a very relatable character. Just your average teen who couldn’t rely on her superhuman good looks nor excessive popularity. She doesn’t fall into a particular high school group and is more than happy to leave the whole high school thing behind. I knew of somebody exactly like her. Myself, of course. Lol.

I really liked the premise of the story. I find it quite original that Sam is interning at their local paper, Herald Tribune, as an Obituary writer. It sounds morbid but somehow she makes it sound inspiring and challenging.

“It’s sad to think that for some people, an obit is the only time they’ll be in print, and they’re not even around to enjoy it.”

I also enjoyed the effortless humor of the narrative in the POV of the main character herself. Sam is very realistic with annoying traits in fact but which make her quite more tangible and real.

“Did you even think maybe he was flirting with and you blew him off? You can be sort of…stuck-up sometimes.”

“Stuck-up? Where’d you get that? I’m shy.”

“I know that, Sam. But not everyone does. Shy can come off as snobby. It puts people off.”

There is a little mystery involved as well as an adorable little romance and there are valuable little life lessons deserving to be quoted.

“Writing about the dead this summer has taught me how to live.” 

Published by AJ

Hi! I'm Aj from the Philippines. Obviously I love to read and write and from years of experience I have learned that when you love something so much, you would do it absolutely for free so here I am writing stuff for all people to see in the hopes that at least one or maybe two souls could benefit or get little inspiration from what they will read from this blog. Enjoy and spread the love! ;)

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