The First Last Day

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$17.99  $16.73
Aladdin Paperbacks
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5.7 X 8.5 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Dorian Cirrone is the author of the teen novel Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You, which was named an ALA Popular Paperback and made the Amelia Bloom List for Feminist Fiction. She has written other books, short stories, and poems, as well. She is the Workshop/Intensive Coordinator for the Florida SCBWI and presents writing workshops at conferences and schools. The First Last Day is her first middle grade novel.


"Dorian Cirrone is master of the middle grade mystery. You will not be able to stop turning pages until you come to the satisfying conclusion of this compelling, funny, and heartfelt novel."--Donna Gephart, award-winning author of Death by Toilet Paper and Lily and Dunkin
"I just loved Dorian Cirrone's The First Last Day. It made my brain buzz with time warp complications and my heart warm with lessons learned about family, friendship, and growing up."--Nora Raleigh Baskin, award-winning author of Anything but Typical and Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story
The book is at its best when it acknowledges its real subject, as when the grandmother reflects on mortality or in a lovely scene near the end in which Haleigh, in tears, calmly waits "for the future to happen."A light book that deftly plumbs some pretty dark depths.--Kirkus Reviews
This will appeal to reluctant readers and those looking for a fun summer read with a twist. A heartfelt novel loaded with wonderful character development.--School Library Journal