First, Last, and Always by Kim Lehman Review

cover61700-medium First, Last and Always

By Kim Lehman

Publisher: Lucky Stars Publishing


CHARLOTTE Hubbard dreams about falling in love on a daily basis, but she’s long rejected the idea that someone would ever be interested in an overweight, unappealing girl like her; an opinion that is shared by her way more popular and attractive sister who seems to enjoy pointing out Charlotte’s flaws as much as possible.

AND . . .

Then there’s MILES Fiester, who thinks that making the basketball team is as impossible as getting the girl he’s liked since grade school to notice him. He’d have more luck getting his deadbeat dad to visit him for a day. But, in the first few weeks of high school, Charlotte and Miles come to discover that life is unpredictable, love happens when you least expect it, and there’s always a first for everything.

First, Last, and Always is the story of two best friends dealing with the complexities of being a teenager–it’s about FIRST loves, LASTing friendships, and remembering that family will ALWAYS be there, whether you realize it or not.

First, Last, and Always by Kim Lehman

Review by Manda Kay

4.5 Squees/ 5 Squees

This story was so cute. Kim Lehman’s writing and the plot line reminds me of something Sarah Dessen would write. It was a typical angsty teen girl story with a cute romance tossed in. It is just one of those books you can’t help loving. Charlotte was a great lead character and her internal voice reminded me so much of myself in high school. I really enjoyed reading this book and got through it pretty quickly.

I also liked that this book is written in two voices. One of Charlotte and the other of her best guy friend Miles. While Charlotte is a socially awkward funny girl, Miles is much more quiet and reserved. Their two personalities blended nicely and gave me a look into more storyline. I really liked their other friend Lani too. I would totally read a spinoff of Lani and here life as a sister of quadruplets.

All in all, this was a pretty cute high school story that I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of the genre. I subtracted half a squee since I feel like there could have been a little more depth in the story, but it was still a decent read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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