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TFK Reads: The Last Last-Day-of-Summer


The Last Last-Day-of-Summer, by Lamar Giles, is an epic adventure story. It takes place during the final stretch of summer break, with the first day of school just around the corner.

The Last Last-Day-of-Summer is one of TFK’s 10 recommended reads this summer. After we made our picks, we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to get their take. Here, TFK Kid Reporter Maria Suarez shares her review.

We’ll be posting reviews each Tuesday, all summer long. Check back next week to read about Far Away, by Lisa Graff.

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Otto and Sheed are cousins and best friends. They are known as the Legendary Alston Boys.

As the two are lamenting the end of summer, something curious begins happening. Time begins rushing backward and forward—and even freezing.

Otto and Sheed must use their detective skills and superhero survival maneuvers to battle good and evil. Will they be able to bring life back to normal in their quirky Virginia town?

The Last Last-Day-of-Summer is relatable and a funny read. The book has everything: friendship, drama, laughs, action, and suspense. It even leaves readers with a few lessons to think about, like the value of focusing on what’s important to you.

Author Lamar Giles crafts a clever plot. The story leaves readers wondering what adventures the Legendary Alston Boys might get up to next.