The Last Girls Standing

Product Details
$18.99  $17.66
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.89 X 8.58 X 1.14 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author
Jennifer Dugan is a writer, a geek, and a romantic who writes the kinds of stories she wishes she'd had growing up. She's the author of the graphic novel Coven, as well as the young adult novels Playing For Keeps, The Last Girls Standing, Melt With You, Some Girls Do, Verona Comics, and Hot Dog Girl, which was called "a great, fizzy rom-com" by Entertainment Weekly and "one of the best reads of the year, hands down" by Paste magazine. She lives in upstate New York with her family, their dog, a strange kitten who enjoys wearing sweaters, and an evil cat who is no doubt planning to take over the world. You can visit Jennifer at or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @JL_Dugan.
Praise for The Last Girls Standing

"Enthralling . . . A solid addition to the camp horror genre, boasting urgent mystery and queer romance alongside its psychological thriller foundation." --Publishers Weekly

"Haunting and compelling . . . A queer psychological thriller with teeth." --Kirkus Reviews

"A thriller that grapples with the loneliness of trauma and the bonds that, for better or for worse, are forged there. The slow spiral to an unsettling, well-earned end will leave readers with much to think about." --Booklist

"Complex and realistic . . . Throughout the book, readers see the arc of how Sloan's relationships with family and friends change after the trauma, as well as her growth as she learns to live with her PTSD and anxiety . . . Hand this to fans of Holly Jackson's A Good Girl's Guide to Murder and Stephen King's IT." --School Library Journal

"Dugan ably balances Sloan's unprocessed trauma, her exhausted defiance, and her desire for unconditional love to make her a twisty and complex unreliable narrator." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A feral Sapphic psych thriller slasher that digs into how well we can ever know the people we love." --Paste Magazine

"Shocking, captivating, and utterly chilling. A delicious thriller that will have you tearing through pages to get to the end, where you won't be disappointed." --Jessica Goodman, bestselling author of They Wish They Were Us

"Full of scares and suspense, The Last Girls Standing is a whipcrack summer slasher. Dugan's unforgettable characters are sure to break your heart." --Rory Power, New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls

"A worthy ode to final girls and camp slashers reminiscent of classics like Friday the 13th and Sleepaway Camp, Dugan has crafted a chilling tale with unexpected twists, breakneck turns, and an ending that will leave you stunned." --Kalynn Bayron, New York Times bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead