Article Title

Famous Last Words


Aylea Stephens


Dependable, Young Adult, Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, Teen Romance, Newspapers, Jobs, Friendship

Document Type

Book Review


Samantha D’angelo thinks about death quite a lot, but it’s mostly because her summer job is writing obituaries at her local newspaper. Life at the newspaper keeps her busy. Although her best friend wants Sam to be spending her time going to parties and beaches, Sam discovers that she prefers to spend time with the people at the paper, especially another intern, AJ, and Michael, whose story on the mayor stirs her curiosity. Sam learns to do some investigative research on her own to learn about what the mayor is hiding while she’s dealing with how she feels about some of the boys at the paper and learning why obituary writing is more important than she originally thought. By spending her time writing obituaries, Sam learns what it means to live.