Carrie Firestone is the author of The Loose Ends List and The Unlikelies. A former NYC high school teacher, she currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, two daughters, and their pets.
"Filled with equal amounts of laugh- and tear-inducing moments, this debut novel will be impossible to put down. Fans of Jenny Downham's Before I Die or Jonathan Tropper's This Is Where I Leave You will enjoy this unique story about dying on one's own terms. With its fresh, original plot and thought-provoking themes, this title will have a high teen appeal."--School Library Journal "A sweet story of a young girl growing and learning about the depths that exist in everyone...Maddie is an accessible and relatable character." --VOYA "A bright, promising debut that will resonate."--Booklist Praise for The Loose Ends List * "A poignant and important story about compassion, love, and the decision to live life on your own terms--right up to the very last minute." --Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "This is a great book to recommend to fans of reluctant heroes, anti-bullying tales, and New York City romps."--VOYA "The Unlikelies is the summer read that'll remind you how much good there really is in the world, and of how much impact even the smallest acts of kindness can have."--Bustle "The book makes the pushback against meanness entertainingly adventurous and clandestine."--BCCB "A memorable blend of the serious, madcap, and romantic." --Publishers Weekly "Carrie Firestone weaves together humanitarianism, friendship, love, heartbreak, and good old-fashioned summertime fun in her exquisite novel.... Odds that this will be a YA favorite? Likely." --Shelf Awareness "This unlikely story is likely to be a hit."--Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Unlikelies "Fans of Maureen Johnson will appreciate the exploration of friendship and romance with a touch of humor.... A feel-good tale of friendship that's perfect for any YA collection." --School Library Journal