Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 16
- Grade: 7 to 11
Friends and family are pitted against each other after a tragic accident leaves behind shattered relationships and shocking secrets. A riveting novel by a new voice in teen fiction.
It's been almost a year since Charlotte Romer set foot in her hometown of River John, Nova Scotia. She's been living at a boarding school hours away, safe from the trauma and broken relationships she left behind. All she has left in the small town is her older brother, Sean, who is struggling to keep the lights on in their run-down family home. Charlotte hasn't spoken to her best friend, Sophie, since the night she fled. It's not exactly a celebratory homecoming.
On her first night home, Charlotte shows up unannounced to Sophie's eighteenth birthday party. The trickle-down effects of that decision haunt Charlotte for weeks. But when Charlotte reconnects with Sophie's ex-boyfriend, Max, the two of them begin to slowly unravel what happened the night of the accident the summer before—the night that changed everything. Somebody knows something, and that somebody really doesn't want Charlotte and Max to figure it out.
With a fast-paced, high-stakes plot, Alexandra Harrington's debut YA novel will leave readers breathless until the final, shocking conclusion.
About the author
Alexandra Harrington is a writer living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she has worked as a restaurant manager, fiction editor, and waitress. She has a degree in journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax. The Last Time I Saw Her is her first novel.
"The Last Time I Saw Her creates a powerful sense of place. Summer heat drips off the page, and detailed descriptions of the town, the sea and the river create a vivid backdrop."
— CM Reviews https://www.cmreviews.ca/node/2339