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Last Girl Standing by [Marjory Kaptanoglu]
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4.2 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

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Length: 248 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Age Level: 13 - 18
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Editorial Reviews


"Action-packed, engrossing, and satisfyingly unpredictable, Last Girl Standing is highly recommended reading for mature teens to adults... Absolutely riveting." -D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"Kaptanoglu offers an inclusive cast, a plot that allows for tension and tragedy as well as personal growth, and an adventure for our modern times
." -Publishers Weekly

From Kirkus Reviews
"Kaptanoglu (Dreadmarrow Thief, 2017) writes an engaging, often humorous tale that includes romance, teamwork, heroism, some tragedy, and a little paranoia, along with a likable, smart, and cool cast. They're racially and culturally diverse; for example, popular soccer star Myles has two dads and is Asian-Caucasian. (Though this would seem to indicate generally progressive politics, the town "voted for Trump.") Many plot elements have a comic element, but the story also affords much opportunity for personal development, like Sierra's unresolved guilty feelings over some childish misbehavior that indirectly catalyzed her father's deportation to, and death in, El Salvador. The adventure moves along rapidly with plenty of action while saving a few surprises for the end. Fast-paced, entertaining, and exciting, with a fresh, believable voice." -Kirkus Reviews

"A creative science fiction, young adult adventure... a fresh story in a genre full of recycled tales... a fun adventure for all fans of dystopia, science fiction, or survival tales.... Ms. Summerville's performance is one full of energy and life. She brings out the youth and personalities of the characters perfectly." -InD'tale Magazine (audiobook review)

This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:
Title: Last Girl Standing
Author: Marjory Kaptanoglu
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 16

Editing: 9/10
Writing Style: 7/10
Content: 9/10
Cover: 10/10

Of the 16 readers:
14 would read another book by this author.
16 thought the cover was good or excellent.
16 felt it was easy to follow.
15 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
Of all the readers, 10 felt the author's strongest skill was 'plotting a story'.
Of all the readers, 6 felt the author's strongest skill was 'developing the characters'.
15 felt the pacing was good or excellent.
15 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted.

Readers' Comments
'This is such a cool mystery. I loved how the plot developed and how the kids worked together to try to save the town. The hero is brave and the characters develop a lot as the story unfolds.' Girl, aged 15

'Sci-fi is my 'thing' so this was perfect for me. A tiny bit slow in the beginning but then things take off in the second half. The author is fab at keeping the reader guessing. The ending was mega!' Boy, aged 14

'A very tense story, Sierra is like Katniss from The Hunger Games. Brave, courageous, and will do anything to save her family. Brilliant read.' Girl, aged 16

'The character of the kids was very flawed and real-feeling, which is what I liked most. I think this author is a good writer who knows what YA like to read.' Girl, aged 16

To Sum It Up:
'A cool mystery that turns into a high-octane, sci-fi adventure. A FINALIST and highly recommended.' The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

About the Author

Marjory Kaptanoglu is an award-winning, bestselling author of screenplays and novels. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy called Dreadmarrow Thief, won the silver medal in the SPR Book Awards and the bronze in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards. She now has two more published novels: Last Girl Standing (YA sci-fi) and Invader (sci-fi), newly released in 2019. She has appeared as a speaker, panelist, and contest judge at schools, writing conventions, and film festivals. She was named 2019 Literary Exhibitor of the Year by the California Writer's Club / San Mateo County Fair. To get updates on her upcoming books, you can sign up for her newsletter at her website,

Product details

  • File Size : 3847 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 248 pages
  • Publisher : The Book Reality Experience (March 14, 2019)
  • Publication Date : March 14, 2019
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 25 ratings