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Famous Last Words

by Katie Alender


Scholastic Paperbacks
August 2015


Fiction
Ages 12 – 18 . Grades 7 – 12

Lexile measure: 660L

DRA: N/A

Guided Reading: Z+

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Willa is freaking out. It seems like she's seeing things. Like a dead body in her swimming pool. Frantic messages on her walls. A reflection that is not her own. It's almost as if someone -- or something -- is trying to send her a message.

Meanwhile, a killer is stalking Los Angeles -- a killer who reenacts famous movie murder scenes. Could Willa's strange visions have to do with these unsolved murders? Or is she going crazy? And who can she confide in? There's Marnie, her new friend who may not be totally trustworthy. And there's Reed, who's ridiculously handsome and seems to get Willa. There's also Wyatt, who's super smart but unhealthily obsessed with the Hollywood Killer.

All Willa knows is, she has to confront the possible-ghost in her house, or she just might lose her mind . . . or her life.

Acclaimed author Katie Alender puts an unforgettable twist on this spine-chilling tale of murder, mystery, mayhem -- and the movies.
Katie Alender

Katie Alender is the acclaimed author of several novels for young adults, including the Bad Girls Don't Die series; Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer; and Famous Last Words. A graduate of the Florida State University Film School, Katie now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, her daughter, and her very spoiled dog, Winston. She enjoys reading, sewing, and eating delicious high-calorie foods. To find out more about Katie visit www.katiealender.com.

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  • Praise for FAMOUS LAST WORDS

    "Katie Alender spins a killer ghost story that will haunt your heart." --Margaret Stohl, #1 NYT bestselling co-author of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES
    "A compelling supernatural thriller." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

    Praise for MARIE ANTOINETTE, SERIAL KILLER

    "All the flavor of a macaron, bound by a ganache of sweet, supernatural grit."
    --KIRKUS REVIEWS
    "A story that mixes slice-of-life teen drama with supernatural menace, infused with the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Paris that comes to life in the process."
    --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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