Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen (May 5, 2020)
- What is on your nightstand?
I keep so much stuff on my nightstand. Too much. Currently, there is a lavender lotion to help me sleep, Ahava hand cream, a lamp and a touch light, a small spiral bound notebook to take notes when I’m reading, a very sharp Blackwing pencil (yes, I make notes in the margins of books; I’m that person), and three books. Station Eleven, American Gods, and Daisy Jones and the Six.
- What author would you totally fan?
Gillian Flynn. I’m a huge fan of her books and short stories. I think she’s a masterful thriller writer and I’m in awe of her tight, brilliant prose. She also tends to write about dark family secrets and I love stories that lean into the devil you know over the devil you don’t.
- 3.What makes you cringe?
People touching my head and white, male privilege.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I am a plotter, but I don’t obsessively plot. I need to know how I want a book to end before I can start writing. Knowing the major turning points also helps, but I don’t do chapter by chapter outlines because I like to give the characters in my head room to roam. They usually go in the right direction, but having an outline helps me pull them back onto the right road if they try to stray too far from the end goal. In Last Girls, because it’s dual POV, I had to create two separate outlines because the point of view characters were on separate journeys rather than giving perspective on the same situation.
- Is there a word you love to use?
There is a particular word I love to use, but I can’t put in this answer. Suffice it to say that it starts with the sixth letter of the alphabet and ends with the eleventh.
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Yay! I have a dog named Ponyboy Curtis. Yes, he’s named after the name character in the Outsiders, the book that made me realize I wanted to be writer.
Praise for LAST GIRLS
“A riveting, pulse-pounding story about family, love, and what happens when the end of the world turns out to be the beginning. I loved the fierce, funny, and fantastic Juniper sisters.” ―Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces
“ABAO: All bets are off in this intense, action-packed thriller. Last Girls is both a sister story with heart and a deep-dive into Doomsday Prepper culture that will keep you up all night turning pages.” ―Kelly deVos, author of Day Zero
“Last Girls is a harrowing view into a world where sisterly bonds are sealed in blood, and doomsday is only a breath away. Demetra Brodsky’s portrayal of three girls living on the fringes of society, learning to question authority, identity, and the definition of family, kept me riveted until the final page.” ―Gillian French, Edgar Award nominated author of The Missing Season and The Lies They Tell
“Tense and compulsively readable. . . I won’t be forgetting the Juniper sisters any time soon.” ―Kara Thomas, author of The Cheerleaders
“This gripping thriller laced with dark family secrets had me tearing through the pages. …. prepare to stay up late reading this one!” ―Emmy Laybourne, international bestselling author of the Monument 14 trilogy
“Brodsky weaves a suspenseful tale reflective of the current political landscape, interwoven with Shakespearean subtext . . . this is a story of survival and figuring out who to trust in a world where the characters have been taught to trust no one.” ―School Library Journal
“[this] effective mix of mystery, romance, and strong, capable young women is a real page-turner and will send fans back to Brodsky’s first novel, Dive Smack (2018).” ―Booklist
No one knows how the world will end.
On a secret compound in the Washington wilderness, Honey Juniper and her sisters are training to hunt, homestead, and protect their own.
Train for every situation.
But when danger strikes from within, putting her sisters at risk, training becomes real life, and only one thing is certain:
Nowhere is safe.
DEMETRA BRODSKY loves to write twisty thrillers about dark family secrets. She is an award-winning graphic designer & art director turned full-time. A first-generation Greek American and native of Massachusetts with a B.F.A from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Demetra now lives in Southern California where she’s always exploring and researching, hunting for clues that might feed into her next book. Dive Smack, her debut YA Thriller, was a 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection, and an (ALAN) Pick (The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE).
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