SAM & ILSA'S LAST HURRAH

By David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Knopf, April 10, 2018

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

David Levithan has served as an advocate for diversity in children’s literature as a senior editor at Scholastic books and has written or co-written 18 young adult books. His books include the best- sellers Every Day, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (co-written with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson(with John Green). His acclaimed novel Two Boys Kissing was on the long list for the 2013 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. David Levithan is the winner of the 2018 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award.

 

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