Let you see her scars? Lola would rather die.
A year ago, she was living a life she refuses to talk about. Today, she's a sophomore at Wolf Creek High, determined to reinvent herself as a typical teenage girl.
The hurricane that rips the roof off Lola’s house also blows her cover. All the typical girls flee with their families when the Category Five sweeps in off the Gulf. Lola is home alone. The Third Ward floods and the city erupts into riot, rape, and looting. Lola tucks a knife beneath her pillow and hunkers down. Those scars are beginning to show.
Named for the Hindu goddess of luck – and possibly irony – Lola left her religion behind when she ran away from home. Now she lives with the father she never knew in the hope they can make up for all the years they've lost. It’s going to be hard.
By the end of her first semester, Lola understands there's no such thing as a typical girl and everyone has scars, but vows she’ll be the last girl to show hers.
Complete at 68,000 words, LAST GIRL is a contemporary realistic YA novel.