Last Girl Standing
Tainted water and brainwashed adults…. what’s an awkward 17-year-old to do? Sierra Mendez gathers her friends to stop a powerful entity from replacing the town residents with androids bent on humanity’s demise.
"Kaptanoglu offers an inclusive cast, a plot that allows for tension and tragedy as well as personal growth, and an adventure for our modern times." -Publishers Weekly
"Action-packed, engrossing, and satisfyingly unpredictable, Last Girl Standing is highly recommended reading for mature teens to adults... Absolutely riveting."
-Midwest Book Review
"Kaptanoglu writes an engaging, often humorous tale that includes romance, teamwork, heroism, some tragedy, and a little paranoia, along with a likable, smart, and cool cast. They're racially and culturally diverse; for example, popular soccer star Myles has two dads and is Asian-Caucasian... Many plot elements have a comic element, but the story also affords much opportunity for personal development, like Sierra's unresolved guilty feelings over some childish misbehavior that indirectly catalyzed her father's deportation to, and death in, El Salvador. The adventure moves along rapidly with plenty of action while saving a few surprises for the end. Fast-paced, entertaining, and exciting, with a fresh, believable voice." -Kirkus Reviews